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Light Bulb Moments – Choosing the Right Energy Efficient Home Lighting

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What Watt is What? How much do you know about the role your choice of lighting plays in reducing carbon emissions?  Most of us have mastered the basics such as screw or bayonet, but what about the eco credentials of various new types of bulbs? When traditional incandescent bulbs were phased out, a brighter future beckoned. However, with a dazzling array…

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The Standing Rock Sioux Step Out onto the Global Stage

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With protesters up in arms about the catastrophic impact of the Dakota Access Pipeline, how much longer can the US government afford to plough ahead with its construction? Not only is the pipeline obliterating ancient Sioux land at Standing Rock, but it will expedite climate change, facilitating the burning of fossil fuels. Surely there must…

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The Limitless Power of Geothermal Energy

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What is Geothermal Energy? Geothermal energy is the thermal energy that is generated by, and stored within, the Earth itself. In fact, it is the primary source of energy that determines the mean temperature of all matter on Earth. The innermost core of the Earth is a fairly heated, but solid, ball of iron and…

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What Can Wave Energy Do?

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What is Wave Energy? Wave energy is the harvesting of the naturally occurring kinetic energy produced by the impact of land and water. Like tidal power, this source of energy is not in as wide use as it really should be, but the concept has been around since the 1890s. The most effective example of…

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How to Stop Polluting the Land

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How to Stop Polluting the Land Most pollution begins on land. There are many different things that can pollute the land. Deforestation strips the top soil of its ability to properly retain water. This leads directly to erosion, which will then take all of the chemicals that have soaked into the soil, as a result…

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