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Bottled Water Facts

Do you know how much bottled water Americans consume annually? Do you know how much money is wasted on bottled water? Do you know how many plastic water bottles get thrown in the trash every day? The sheer numbers are staggering

Bottled Water and Energy

The growing consumption of bottled water raises questions about the productís economic and environmental costs. Among the most significant concerns are the resources required to produce the plastic bottles and to deliver filled bottles to consumers

Are eReaders Really Green?

Lots of data on whether the full lifecycle of eReaders are really more sustainable than printed books.

How Green Is My iPad?

"But the question also arises, which is more environmentally friendly: an e-reader or an old-fashioned book?"

Commercial Rebates - Natural Gas Water Heaters & Dryers - Alagasco

Alagasco offers rebates for natural gas water heaters and dryers to commercial businesses located in Alabama.

Residential Rebates - Natural Gas Appliances - Alagasco

Alagasco offers rebates on natural gas appliances to Alabama residents.

Pepsi bottles: no more plastic

Both Pepsi and Coke are testing plant-based plastics for bottling.

The Life Expectancy of Your Home Tech

Great real-life figures, in years, for the life of everything from security systems and air conditioners to gas ranges and refrigerators.

Air-conditioning: Keeping cool and green

"If blades were designed for better aerodynamic efficiency, instead of for being stamped from sheet metal as cheaply as possible, the electricity consumption of many cooling systems could, he says, be cut by a third."

Visualizing Home Appliance Energy Use

A nice tool for visualizing the energy use of various home appliances

Save the Environment and Make Money Whilst You Do It!

Kids are learning it at school, we've all heard about it - it has become an environmental mantra. Our family recycles where we can - paper, tins plastic, compost.

LED Bulbs Save Substantial Energy, a Study Finds

While that may seem self-evident, until this study no one knew if the production of LED lamps required more energy than needed for standard incandescent bulbs.

California approves new standards on energy-hungry TVs

New California standards for TVs, which take effect Jan. 1, 2011, are similar to those imposed on refrigerators, air conditioners and dozens of other household appliances since the 1970s.

PowerGenix NiZn rechargeable AA batteries: finally, some cells worth buying

A glowing review of a new type of rechargeable AA battery that outperforms existing rechargeable and single-use models.

Meat is murder on the environment

Details on the impact of meat production

The Carbon Case for Downloading Music

Analysis of the CO2 produced by purchasing music through various channels.

Liquid Wood Is Plastic of Tomorrow, Say Scientists

Plastic was one of the great innovations of the 20th century, but German scientists believe a new invention, liquid wood, could soon supplant the chemical in terms of everyday usefulness.

Save $1,400 a Year By Drinking Tap Water

An interview with the creators of a film showing the ridiculousness of the bottled water industry.

Amazon Green Products

Amazon now has a category just for green products. A good idea, no doubt.

Greener ways to cut the grass

Good details on how bad gas-powered lawn mowers can be, and some alternatives.
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