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Artificial trees to capture carbon

Artificial trees to capture carbon

Posted on08. Oct, 2010 by .

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Artificial trees as a way to remove CO2 is an old idea that seems to have moved slowly forward since it was first discussed and in some ways has not highlighted what seems a blindingly obvious message, but more on that later. The premise is that an artificial tree as mentioned at a conference in […]

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3D or not 3D -That is the question?

3D or not 3D -That is the question?

Posted on14. Sep, 2010 by .

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More Style than Substance We appear to be in a buying for buyings sake culture. The keeping ahead of the Jones has risen to a dizzy height. With 3D TV’s, marketers seem to have pulled off the latest con in persuading thousands of people that this is the new big thing, life altering even. When […]

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Wind Farms off The UK Coast

Wind Farms off The UK Coast

Posted on24. Aug, 2010 by .

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A Guest article In the current day and age we’re all trying to be environmentally friendly, doing our bit to protect Mother Earth. At a time when conservation is the topic on the tip of everybody’s tongues, there has never been a more important time to do whatever we can to protect the environment for […]

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Wind Turbines – Love them or hate them?

Wind Turbines – Love them or hate them?

Posted on30. Jul, 2010 by .

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You either love them or hate them… Personally I love them, well most of them. For me it’s about suiting the location as well as necessity and they must be where they are for the right reason. The picture below is of part of the 25 turbines in the Mersey Estuary four miles from the […]

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Green Web Hosting – How Green Is Green?

Green Web Hosting – How Green Is Green?

Posted on21. Jul, 2010 by .

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When people talk about business ethics, they often say that there are many shades of gray. The same has become true for green as well. A large percentage of web hosting companies have adopted the “green” label to leverage the environmental awareness of their customers. However some have been much more successful than others. If you are looking for a web hosting company that truly is green, it is going to require a little bit research. Since there is no “standard” to determine what is green and what isn’t, it is up to you to decide which web hosting companies have adopted the greenest strategies

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Windows as Solar Panels- Buildings generating Electricity?

Windows as Solar Panels- Buildings generating Electricity?

Posted on06. Jul, 2010 by .

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This is going to sound really sad, but I was watching an episode an episode of ‘Smallville’ and Lexcorp (or whatever it was called, I wasn’t watching that closely) had a tower building covered in windows that were also Solar Panels… Just how feasible is that I thought? Well I don’t suppose we can do […]

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Not many solar powered Mobile Phones around.

Not many solar powered Mobile Phones around.

Posted on05. Jul, 2010 by .

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To my surprise there are very few solar powered mobile phones in the market place, and even fewer that I would like to own. Samsungs’s contribution, the nice looking Blue Earth S7550 is designed to symbolize a flat and well rounded shiny pebble, made from recycled plastic called PCM, which is extracted from water bottles, […]

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Pesticides, Herbicides – Unavoidable?

Pesticides, Herbicides – Unavoidable?

Posted on26. May, 2010 by .

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Pesticides and Herbicides are they really the only answer to weeds and pests? I guess it depends what you are growing and how much. Also you need to know the alternatives… and there are alternatives. In Asia, Africa and parts of the USA, maize growing areas are affected by striga, an attractive looking weed whose […]

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Puma – Rethink the shoe box

Puma – Rethink the shoe box

Posted on16. Apr, 2010 by .

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GP: ‘Well done Puma, saving the planet one shoebox at a time.. …. Now, all we need , is for all the shoe/trainer manufacturers and retailers to follow this lead.’ Puma are going to ditch the traditional shoe box and start selling trainers in eco-friendly bags. The cost is exactly the same to Puma and us.. […]

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