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Alternative Energy

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The Benefits of Wind Power

Published on October 12th, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans

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There are several major benefits to wind power. One of the most important is that wind power is the least expensive of all other forms of alternative energy.  Wind turbines generate electricity at around 5 cents [&hellip... Read More


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Photovoltaic Panels

Published on October 12th, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans

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A photovoltaic panel or module is simply another name for a solar panel (where photo refers to light, and voltaic refers to electricity).  The calculators that runs on solar power have small cells that are actually [&hellip... Read More


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Advantages/Disadvantages of Hydropower

Published on October 12th, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans

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Hydropower (which is referred to as micro hydro when used in home-based installations) currently provides 10 percent of the electricity used in the United States and 20 percent of all electricity production worldwide.  In Norway, 99 [&hellip... Read More


Green Home Decor

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Wood Flooring Treatments

Published on October 11th, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans

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VOCs, those volatile, organic, quite likely carcinogenic compounds abound in the wood used in our homes and office spaces—and floors are a large part of that space.  Many of the woods that we walk on come chock full [&hellip... Read More


Fashion & Beauty

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GTR: Natural Beauty Products with The Body Shop

Published on September 28th, 2007 | by Sean Daily

Sean Daily, Green Living Ideas’ Editor-In-Chief, discusses natural beauty products and Community Trade ingredients sourcing with Shelley Simmons, America’s Director of Values for The Body Shop. Click Play Below,or Editors’ Note:  We are all very saddened [&hellip... Read More


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