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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?

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.

Deserting The Desert - A Plan To Green The World's Deserts

The Sahara Forest Project is a plan to produce fresh water, food and renewable energy in hot deserts. A demonstration center is being developed in Jordan.

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.

From Earth Shoes To Carbon Footprints, Earth Day Accesses Social Media

The Earth Day Network and Proctor & Gamble are collaborating on social networks to motivate the digerati to lessen their environmental impact on the planet. With the launch of the Billion Acts of Green™ Facebook and iPhone applications, friends, family and followers are being asked to issue pledges of at least one  "act of green" and share it with their Facebook network.

We've Got The Power - Memory That Requires 100 Times Less Energy

New technology drastically reduces the energy needed to run mobile devices, allowing you to use them for longer.

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.

Price Your Device - An ATM That Collects E-Waste And Pays You For It

An ATM that collects your e-waste, prices it, and pays you for it, is about to go national.

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.

'Go Doggie Go Green' Dog T-Shirts For Earth Day!

Even if you are not into the environment, you know that your dog is.  Dogs are born nature lovers.  They love to dig in dirt, roll in other dog's feces (you know what I'm talking about), sniff other dog's private parts, lick their own pee, and eat grass.  If you're not a dog owner, don't worry, the worst is over.

Got Wind? Drive! - A Car That Goes With The Wind

A wind-powered car has just completed a 3,000 mile journey for less than $15.

Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.

Axe Canada's Showerpooling Speeds Past Carpooling To Save The Planet!

Carpooling may save gas, but what about water, our planet's most fundamental resource? Take action. Take your clothes off. And Showerpool. With tips and tools to help keep our planet more and more sustainable, products the world over are looking for new ways to become environmentally friendly. Axe Body Wash, on the other hand  has taken that message literally with the release of their new video "Axe Showerpooling."

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.

Picnic Ware Made Friendly, Not Just For Earth Day!

I set out to find a nice picnic basket as a gift for Mother's Day and right on this very Earth Day, I found something really special: a set of Biodegradable Picnic Ware! More to my surprise though, this eco-friendly set of plates, bowls, and cups for four persons is made from a plant very much like the sweet pototo... the cassava.

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!

Blooming Fair - Buy Fair Trade Flowers For Valentines Day

Buying Fair Trade Certified flowers for Valentines Day will make more than just your loved one happy.

On The Lighter Side: 6 Clever New Gift Ideas From Atypyk

Today I found that when things look the most glum, there's a space within us that makes room for just a bit of levity.  For me, I found it in one of the design spots I depend on for just such levity - Atypyk.  These six new items from the fun pair of French creators are just enough to make you smile just when you or someone special needs it.

 

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.