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Background on Natural Gas Millions of years ago, plants, animals and microscopic organisms lived in the shallow, salty waters of Earth’s ocean. These creatures died and were buried under layers of sand, clay and silt. With the magic combination of heat, time and pressure, their remains transformed into three fossil fuels known today as coal, oil and natural gas. Of these...
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If you’ve shopped for a new appliance, home, printer, or computer recently, you’ve likely noticed a little blue sticker on some higher-end products. The Energy Star certification was developed in the early 1990s by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to save consumers money and decrease emissions for the environment’s sake. Sounds great, but sometimes those Energy Star certified...
Green technology combines science and technology to reach a goal of repairing the world’s ecosystems. Also known as environmental or clean technology, this strategy encompasses a wide variety of techniques, such as green building, recycling and using clean energy. The ultimate goal is to conserve nature and make the Earth a sustainable place for future generations. We’re digging into...
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Energy efficient is a quite the buzz word these days, but what do energy efficient appliances mean for your home, your budget, and the planet? Are they worth the hype? We’re tackling these questions and many others in today’s ultimate guide to energy efficient appliances. Learn what the blue Energy Star label means, plus, get the details so you can...
In today’s world, there seems to be a growing focus on practices that are sustainable and respectful of the environment.  This includes turning to forms renewable energy as alternatives to fossil fuels. One of the most well-known and visible examples of a sustainable energy source is wind power. If you’ve ever been on a road trip and seen fields full of...
The Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch is a great entry product for your home automation system. This light switch is one of the many connected products offered by Belkin. You can control it thanks to the Wemo app to remotely turn your lights on or off, but there are other interesting features to explore.What Is The Wemo Lightswitch And...
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Are you thinking about investing in a solar panel? There are different products and technologies available on the market, which is why you need to learn more about how solar panel work and compare different products before making a decision. These solar panel reviews should help you get a better idea of which products are right for you. How We...
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A plasma generator is a piece of equipment that uses nuclear fusion power to create clean, renewable energy without long-lived toxic byproducts. The idea is to harness the power of the sun, but on a smaller scale, and use it to generate energy for use on earth. If this could be done sustainably, it would eliminate the need for...
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Do you drive an electric car? Being a 'good steward of the planet' presents its own unique set of challenges. If you recently invested in an electric Tesla car, you understand how time consuming the recharge process can be. Despite Tesla Motors' attempts to curb recharge time with their supercharger, the process takes a minimum of 30 minutes. Those...
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In recent years, a number of companies have been releasing cars that are labeled "green".  We take this to mean Eco-friendly or energy efficient, but what makes a car be labeled as such?  According to Wikipedia, a green vehicle "is a road motor vehicle that produces less harmful impacts to the environment than comparable conventional internal combustion engine vehicles...