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On the Road

We have become more mobile than ever. Faster and easier. Technology today has enabled us to travel from one continent to another overnight, to visit friends at the other end of the world in...

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At Work

The following energy tips are better suited for small offices, although some tips are also applicable for bigger firms. Big offices should check with a professional energy consultant. * Use energy efficient bulbs for...

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US solar industry has sunny future

McKinsey is predicting a successful future for the American solar power industry. With sharply declining costs and growing interest from businesses to go green, solar is poised to continue to grow and even disrupt...

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Audi offers green electricity

As part of the market launch of its A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid, Audi is teaming up with LichtBlick to offer its customers in Germany clean energy. Plug-in hybrids are generally considered more environmentally friendly...

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Building codes save lives

Santiago – Experts believe that strict building codes played a pivotal role in keeping the death toll low in Chile following a 8.2-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, followed by a 7.6-magnitude late Wednesday. So far,...

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Car company builds smart home

Japanese automaker Honda has built a zero-net energy home on the campus of the University of California, Davis. Capable of producing more energy from renewable sources than it consumes, it will even have enough...

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Plastic particles found in honey

A Swiss consumer affairs television programme has found small pieces of plastic in 20 different brands of honey. Honey from Switzerland had the highest concentrations. While experts disagree on whether the plastic is harmful...

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New tool tackles water crises

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has unveiled its updated Water Risk Filter, an online tool that allows users to identify how water affects their businesses and develop strategies to mitigate any risks. Water crises...

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Exxon Valdez oil spill anniversary approaches

It has been 25 years since the Exxon Valdez struck a reef off the Alaskan coast. One of the biggest oil disasters in history, it has had long-lasting environmental consequences, with legal disputes dragging...

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Sugar could replace fossil fuels

Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany are constantly on the search to find replacements for petroleum. At one pilot plant, they are successfully using sugar derived from wood instead of petroleum. The pilot plant...