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    NSA’s Utah data center to use 1.7 million gallons of water daily for cooling

    The NSA does seem to have lost favor with the masses off-late and has been desperately trying to wipe out the black spots it has had tarnishing its image since a month now. We’ve come across reports that won’t work in the favor of the NSA however, given the fact that the government agency has managed to leave hundreds of Utah residents displeased. Here’s why. A new NSA data center in Bluffdale, Utah, will begin operations in September and will use a whopping 1.7 million gallons of water each day to cool down its servers.

    Posted in Other Stuff on July 17, 2013
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    Can e-cigs save the environment?

    Everyone knows by now the implications smoking can have on health. Whether it’s through direct smoking or the effects of second-hand smoke, there is lots of information out there about the impact smoking has on the human body.

    Posted in Other Stuff on June 29, 2013
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    China to execute environment polluters!

    China has begun taking its environment a little more seriously than the rest of the world and has taken up a shocking way to reduce environmental harm. The country, also the world’s biggest and fastest growing economy, will now begin handing out death sentences and execution punishments to those breaking environmental regulations and polluting the environment.

    Posted in Featured, Other Stuff on June 26, 2013
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    Diogene, a 7.5 sq m micro-home with eco-friendly features

    Previously, he has been glorified for designing the tallest building in Europe, better known as London’s Shard. Italian architect Renzo Piano has done the opposite recently and has pulled the veil off this extremely tiny home, a project he has also wished to complete. Christened the Diogene and named after the Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope who gave up the luxuries of the world to live in a large ceramic jar, this tiny home is self-sufficient and eco-friendly!

    Posted in Other Stuff on June 21, 2013
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    Plans for Dubai Sustainable City’s second phase in progress!

    Dubai is swinging towards the greener side and most recently, London-based Baharash Architecture was roped in to sketch the 2nd phase of what will be the Dubai Sustainable City development, a one-of-a-kind green residential community that will stun the world. With the master plan by Stringa Planning Studio in place, this 46-hectare city will generate nearly 50% of its own energy.

    Posted in Other Stuff on June 18, 2013
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    Wal-Mart fined $110 million for violating dumping laws

    Retail giant Wal-Mart has been pulled up yet again and has found itself in troubled waters with the Los Angeles and San Francisco municipalities. The company was recently slapped with a total of $110 million US federal and state fines and has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of mishandling hazardous waste as well as pesticides!

    Posted in Other Stuff on May 30, 2013
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    Google buys Makani Power, a wind-energy-generation company!

    Google has stepped on the green road and is busy making its way towards a more environmentally-responsible future. The company has recently stepped behind the wheel of Makani Power, a United States-based company that generates energy from wind turbines hooked on to tethered kites. The company is now part of Google X, the research and development wing of Google that has been known to keep its operations hushed up.

    Posted in Other Stuff on May 28, 2013
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    119,000 people employed in the solar energy industry in the United States!

    The use of solar energy is indeed catching on quickly and all of this is evident from the increase in business of the solar-power industry. Manufacturers of solar power technology have been enjoying a booming business, particularly in the United States, where more and more individuals and organizations are turning towards the use of solar energy to power up homes, offices, institutions and factories. As per reports by the Solar Foundation, the solar power industry employs more than 119,000 in the United States!

    Posted in Other Stuff on April 25, 2013
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    Venice steps away from using gas-guzzling boats

    The city of Venice seems to have realized that its water ways are slowly though surely turning polluted and could soon become nothing more than thick sludge. So, to keep away the pollution, the city has banned motor boats and any form of polluting transport through its waterways, with a hope that cleaner and more energy-efficient and eco-friendly means of transport will be used. This could indeed include electric boats and hand-powered vessels that require oars or pedals.

    Posted in Other Stuff on April 16, 2013
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    ToyLabs introduces fuel-cell and solar powered toy cars

    It’s best to inculcate habits in people when they’re young. Teaching the new generation the cons of fossil fuels and the pros of renewable energy is the need of the hour. What we’ve got here is a fuel cell-powered toy car that teaches kids the awesomeness of having a vehicle this clean. Called the H-ROVER or the H2GO, the toy is light, eco-friendly and is recyclable.

    Posted in Other Stuff on March 28, 2013
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