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Sep
20

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“Avoid, Shift, and Improve” for a More Energy-Efficient Transport Sector

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Three words: Avoid, Shift, Improve. These words make up the three-pronged paradigm of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) approach towards greater energy efficiency in the transport sector, as outlined in…

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Sep
19

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Philippines Becomes First Non-African Country to Destroy Seized Ivory Stockpiles

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  The Philippines became the first non-African country in the world to destroy its stockpiles of seized ivory, National Geographic reports. Earlier this year the Philippine government gave the go-signal…

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Sep
18

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The Eco Lowdown on Toilet Paper

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Toilet paper is one of those little things we often don’t think about…until we notice we’ve run out, of course. In fact, people on loos without toilet paper…

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Sep
17

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German Research Develops Batteries that Last for Decades

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Lithium-ion batteries may be quite energy dense, but they are not particularly known to be long lasting. They still suffer from the same charge cycle limitations as any…

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Sep
15

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Glowing Trees as Future Streetlights

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What if we use trees to light our streets instead of electric street lamps? This is the burning question that Antony Evans, project manager of the incredibly successful…

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Sep
15

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Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, NZ Now Open

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  ChristChurch Cardboard Cathedral, the self-proclaimed world’s only cathedral built mainly of cardboard, has opened its doors for services this August. The cardboard cathedral, located in Latimer Square,…

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Sep
12

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Looking Forward to International Coastal Cleanup Day 2013

International Coastal Cleanup Day is just around the corner, and I’m excited to walk the shores of our local beaches at sunrise once again. Together with thousands of…

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