India seems to be leading the way in
much of the research being done into creating
bamboo construction products.
Still Not Sold on Bamboo? Read this:
Just Stay Home Campaign
Do you want to save money on gasoline or protest the
escalating prices? Join our easy protest.
Ways to Save Gas
Save Electricity for the Environment - Five Cs of
Saving electricity helps the environment with
less production. Even if you're not interested in
saving money on your electric bill, you can help
the environment by cutting down you home's
consumption of electricity.
Revolution and Japan
Japan is making the positive changes for them
to become a full-fledged member of the world's
Green Revolution, good news for environmentalists.
China: There are some encouraging
developments beginning to take place, including a
growing number of green groups that are being
formed on China's college campuses.
China Green Revolution
recognized as a significant health issue.
Environmental or ambient noise is unwanted or
harmful outdoor sound created by human activities,
including noise emitted by means of transport -
road traffic, rail traffic, air traffic - and from
sites of industrial activity. From delivery trucks
to air conditioners, we are constantly bombarded
by sounds that go unnoticed for the most part.
Noise Barrier Walls
Telecommuting Employment Increases as Gas Prices RiseIt's been growing steadily over the past few years,
but the trend toward telecommuting has increased
significantly during the dramatic rise in gas prices.
Is Telecommuting Right for You?It may seem like an appealing option, but before you
commit to trying your hand at telecommuting, here are a
few questions to ask yourself.
Surprise! The U.S. Government Wants More Fuel
- Supporters of increased fuel
efficiency can only sit back and wait to see if anything
substantial comes from this latest development on
Fuel Efficient Vehicles
Will Automotive X Prize Finally Give Consumers What
America's Big 3 Won't?
The technology is out there, and if American
entrepreneurs have enough incentive, our energy problems
can be defeated.
Automotive X Prize
Federal Government Gridlocked over CAFE Standard
It appears as if various segments of the federal
government are at odds with each other concerning an
increase in the
Corporate Average Fuel Economy - CAFE standards.
Solar Energy Initiative - Tax Credits
The goal of the tax incentives is to encourage market
growth and improvement in solar technology by increasing
the demand and acceptance of the concept. As American
solar technology improves, more and more businesses and
homes will begin to use the sun's energy to provide all
or part of their heat, hot water, electricity, and
Solar Energy Initiative
Are California's Downtowns Coming Back?
For decades, California has been known as a land of lots
of cars and long commutes--commutes that turn freeways
into endless parking lots. But with the price of gas
heading above $3.00 a gallon, even Californians are
beginning to look into the possibility of living closer
to downtown areas.
Los Angeles Commutes
Earth Day 2006 - Good News for the Environment
Even though American rivers donít catch fire anymore and
the smog levels have decreased in most major cities,
thereís still a long way to go. Urban sprawl is still
endangering woodlands, prairies, and farmland, and
global warming is still on the rise. Even so, the
overall trend is positive. But we must all work to
continue the momentum set in motion by the first Earth
Day in 1970.
The Spotlight Shines Brightly for Solar Energy
As photovoltaic cells continue to improve, the cost of
solar energy will keep coming down, and eventually, it
will become economically feasible.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Million Solar
Roofs Initiative is an ambitious project, but it's
important to America in terms of generating and
conserving energy. The Initiative proposes to install
solar energy systems in one million U.S. buildings by
the year 2010.
Spray-on Solar Cells Could Revolutionize EVERYTHING!In a breakthrough that could reshape the energy needs of
the world as we know it, scientists have invented a
plastic solar cell that's able to turn the sun's power
into electrical energy, even on cloudy days, by
harnessing the sun's infrared rays.
Biodiesel Making In-RoadsThe use of the fuel known as biodiesel is growing in
ACEEE Announces 2006's Greenest and Meanest VehiclesThe greenest vehicles on the ACEEE list were all hybrid
or alternative fuel cars. With gasoline prices expected
to continue to escalate, auto manufacturers will
continue to feel the pressure from consumers.
What is E85?General Motors launched a major advertising campaign,
touting the fact that 1.5 million GM vehicles are able
to run on E85, made from corn. If you're new to the
alternative fuel concept, perhaps you were left
wondering exactly what E85 is.
Is Your Vehicle E85 Ready?You may be surprised to learn that there have already
been some two million vehicles sold in America that can
run on E85 with no modification at all.
Top EPA Green Power PartnersIn 2005, the EPA released its list of the Top 25 Green
Power Partners, and the list includes some surprising
entries. Here is the list, with Power Partners appearing
in order of purchase size:
UMM Leads the Way in Wind Energy ProductionThe University of Minnesota-Morris became the first
public American university to install a large-scale wind
turbine to help meet the school's electrical needs.
Wind Power: MidAmerican's Intrepid Wind FarmOne of the Midwest's largest energy companies
supplements energy production with wind power. Making
sure the wind farm made as gentle an environmental
impact as possible was an important consideration.
Wind Energy Information: Spirit Lake Wind ProjectIowa is a national leader in wind power energy
production, and much of what is taking place is at the
grassroots level. Just as the folks who live, work, and
go to school in the Spirit Lake School District.
The History Of Solar Power by Will ReeceWith the recent rise in energy costs many people have been looking to
alternative sources of energy. One of the greatest energy sources (our
sun) is readily available for the taking. We just need to be able to
harness it's power. Read the article by Will Reece.
The History of Wind Generated Power by Will ReeceWith the increased costs of energy derived from fossil fuels, many
consumers are interested in alternative sources of energy. Unfortunately
the market trend tells us that little to no relief in oil prices is in
sight. A great source of power can be harnessed from the wind using
electricity generating windmills. Read the article by Will Reece.
'Off the Grid' Homes That Save EnergyLooking to beat higher fuel costs? A sampling of three homes that
generate their own power from solar, wind or other energy source. These
retreats aren't connected to traditional utilities. Their remote
locations might appeal to buyers who want to get away from it all.