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Fishy Finding - Students Turn Fish Into Plastic

Three kids from Thailand have turned fish scales into plastic, and have earned $50,000 for their efforts.

In Celebration of Earth Day: Amazing Recycled Architecture

Ever since the day my mom found out I was writing for an environmentally friendly blog she's continuously suggested I write something on homes made from junk. For Earth Day and in honor of my mom who taught me to be creative, a good person and to love trees, below is a list of unique and innovative homes made of recycled material.

Good Hydro - Getting Power From Waterways

An efficient, easy-to-install hydro turbine is more effective than wind or solar power in the right places.

New In A Light - A Coating That Heals In Light

Scientists have developed a new polymer that heals itself when exposed to light.

Silver Gel Sucks Bacteria Out of Dirty Water in Seconds

In the aftermath of disasters, clean drinking water may be impossible to find. Now, a porous gel infused with silver nanoparticles is in development. The invention may change the way water purification happens. The gel sucks in contaminated water and squeezes out purified water in mere seconds.

Don't Throw The Spoon Out With The Package!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some really neat reusable and recyclable utensils that you can carry with you for those times you're catching lunch on the go.  I had yogurt in mind because it is one popular carry-out item that ideally should not be eaten with one's hands....

For He's A Jolly Google Fellow - Google Takes A Stance On Climate Change

Google announces 21 Google Science Communication Fellows, who have been charged to spread the word about climate change.

9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

It is that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift. The choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below.

Lights Out - A Sensor That Cuts Your Electricity Usage

A single sensor in your home could save you 40% of your electricity costs.

Take It And Leave It - BMW Announces New Car Sharing Scheme

In Munich, you can find a car on the side of the street, take it, and leave it wherever you like.

Hot Stuff! - Airport Saves $8 Million With Geothermal Heat

By using heat that already exists, Portland Jetport will save over 50,000 gallons of oil a year.

Plan It - Chart The World With StatPlanet

StatPlanet lets you interact easily with a wealth of World Bank data.

Pass The Bill - Giving Your Representative An Informed Opinion

POPVOX gives you the facts, and allows you to petition your representative without partisan interference.

Jingle All The Way - Schwarzenegger Warns That Oil Dependence Will Leave Us With Just Change In Our Pockets

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants us to end our dependence on fossil fuels. Hasta la vista, baby!

Google Goats Its PR Mowers Back Into Action For Earth Day

Once again Google is resorting to the use of grass-hungry goats to cut their lawn. In what was perceived as a PR stunt by TechCrunch and others last year, Google returns to their sideline work of goat herding. To present themselves as sympathetic to the needs of the environment, Google will bring in hundreds of goats to their Mountain View compound to act as lawnmowers.

Mush Mush Vroom Vroom - Cars Made Out Of Mushrooms

If you buy a car in the near future, part of it could be made from mushrooms!

5 Cool Eco-finds To Celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. In celebration of Earth Day I have put together a random list of eco-friendly innovation I think are quite interesting. Take a look at the list below.

Crafty Eco-Friendly Ideas To Check Out On Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! After planting your trees, taking a trip to an Earth Day event, and taking advantage of all the free green goodies today finish celebrating Earth Day digging something out of your trash and making it into something useful and or beautiful. Release the eco-friendly artist inside of you. Below are innovative eco-friendly crafty sites and stores to inspire you and or your family. 

Unclear On Nuclear? Try Thorium - Nuclear Energy Without The Side Effects

Thorium is a safer and more abundant nuclear energy source than uranium. So where are the reactors?

Picasso Pad? - Living In A Cube

You really can live in comfort in a small space. The Cube Project is proof.