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Hog Farms to Power Homes with Captured Methane Gas in North Carolina

Methane gas derived from hog farms in North Carolina is to be used to create enough energy to serve 1,000 homes. The technological breakthrough will enable a power plant, owned by Duke Energy, to use the renewable natural gas emissions - called directed biogas.

The UK Has Created A Bio-Bus… That Uses Human Waste For Fuel!

For years we’ve known that human waste can be made into fuel, but it’s not until more recently that the practical applications have started to pop up. Specifically, in...
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Alberta’s Beef Offers Important Alternative Energy Supply

One of Alberta’s biggest economical contributors is the beef industry. But this industry started as a way for grain farmers to diversify, as prices were, and still are, very...
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Shifting Vehicles to Natural Gas Can Stem the Rise of Methane in Alberta

Look up into the night sky in North Carolina where fracking is common and you’ll note the methane gas flares that light up the sky. So visible are they...
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This eco-friendly supermarket is using food waste to power its store

When you think about how often food in your fridge goes bad and needs to be thrown out, it’s easy to see how the issue of food waste would be...
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The Artificial Lawn: Greener Than Natural?

Who wouldn't want to have a big lawn to hang out on during those warm summer days? A lawn can be a place to hold various activities, including sports, outdoor dinner parties, and...
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Methane Hydrate: A New Source for Japan’s Energy?

Japan recently announced that a team of research scientists managed to successfully extract natural gas from an offshore deposit of methane hydrate. Methane hydrate, also known as clathrates or,...
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Stomping out Foodprints

A study published last summer broadcast an alarming statistic: that nearly half of the total American food supply (approximately $165 BILLION annually) gets dumped in the trash. "As a country,...
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Climate-Changing Methane Reservoirs In The East Coast

A recent study published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature found that there are frozen methane deposits trapped under nearly 4,000 square miles of seafloor in the Gulf Stream off the...
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Antarctic Ice Sheet Sits On Methane Reservoir

A new report in the August 30 issue of Nature claims that there could be a source of potent greenhouse gas methane that could potentially be exposed to our atmosphere. According to...

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5 Natural Cleaning Products You Should Always Have On Hand

You can make your own natural cleaning products from common household items such as vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. But, what are these products actually best at cleaning and why?
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Considering a Home Energy Audit? Here’s What You Need to Know

In this article, we delve into the importance of getting a home energy audit, how it can be done, and the benefits it has to offer.
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4 Things to Consider when Planning an Eco-Friendly Nursery

These 4 design tips will help ensure your newborn is being kept safe and healthy in an eco-friendly nursery.

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The Latest Developments and Breakthroughs in Solar

The solar industry has come a long way in just the last few years. The latest developments and breakthroughs in solar technology include longer-lasting solar cells, solar cells that you can print onto flexible surfaces, solar panels that track the sun from east to west throughout the day, and solar power plants that work at night. Here's a breakdown of the breakthroughs we're most excited about.
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4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

There are several inexpensive and non-toxic methods you can use to unclog drains in your home with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.
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What You Can (and Shouldn’t!) Burn in Your Fireplace

However you choose to while away the colder winter months, careful consideration of what to burn in the fireplace is one way to make greener choices.

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