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The Greenest Ways to Heat Your Home

One of the main expenses of any household is the heating. For most people, the heating process is the same. The only option that people feel they have is whether to use gas or electric. This is an unfortunate dichotomy, as nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, …

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New Roof Tile Coating Cleans the Air

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way that we could get rid of pollution without actually having to do anything? Well, researchers at UCR in southern California believe they have a solution that fits the bill. A new coating for roof tiles can absorb smog pollutants, and can …

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Green Technology for Older Homes

Modern homes or homes built in the couple of decades or so are much more energy efficient. Rooms and strategic places of a new house are likely to be insulated and homeowners would have quite a few energy efficient fixtures. Older homes neither have proper insulation nor are there any …

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Underground Homes as Natural Disaster Shelters

It may seem obvious that underground homes often serve well as natural disaster shelters. This is especially true of the underground homes that are built from concrete and rebar.  Some people use wood in their underground homes, but this is not as secure if you’re wanting your house to double …

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Green Fallout Shelters for the Coming Apocalypse

So, you may think the Mayan calendar is a bunch of bunk and that survivalists are a bunch of weirdoes spending their lives preparing for a big nothing. And you could be right. But what if you’re not? FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) doesn’t take disaster preparedness lightly. And in …

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Green Buildings and Homes Go Mainstream

For a long time, advocates of green living have had to endure some level of ridicule. And although once relegated to the fringes of mainstream public opinion, champions of sustainable solutions to the increasing problems associated with over-consumption may end up having the last laugh. More and more, sustainable living …

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Straw Bale Houses Catching On

Okay, I’ll have to admit that sometimes I watch Huell Howser on TV talking about all the wonderful things that California has to offer. This past weekend he talked about straw bale houses which help conserve on heating and cooling bills as much as 80-percent over typical insulation. Since it …

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