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Massive Amount Of Lithium Found In Wyoming

The new reserves of lithium found near Rock Springs could serve the entire needs of the US in batteries, reducing our needs to import the substance from overseas, and helping innovation in the industry.

Power Utilities Scared Of Solar Panels

As solar panels become cheaper, installation fees lowered, and the effectiveness of this technology goes up, the power utilities describe a frightening scenario where they could become nothing more than a backup grid for many people who will end up producing their own power.

Calling All Inventors: Submit Your Best Healthcare, Education, Or Sustainability Ideas

Got an idea to change the world? Verizon wants to hear it, and it might even get you a cool $10 million.

Creating Construction Sustainability With Hempcrete

A lot of people are concerned with creating low a carbon footprint and ecological sustainability. Now you can build a home from more sustainable materials that also creates a reduced need for heating and cooling with something called hempcrete. Hemp has long been known to be a versatile and easily replenished resource for making everything from clothing and ropes to chips and buildings. Hemp has also long been vilified by the ban on marijuana.

No Electricity And Need A Light? Then SOCCKET To Me!

A group of Harvard alumni said let there be light. After some serious work and designing, and a few fun games of soccer there was light. It is a fairly simple idea to bring electricity and light to areas of the world where such things are scarce. It comes in the form of a soccer ball called SOCCKET that captures kinetic energy during play. Just a quick half hour of play can power an LED light for up to three hours.

The 49ers Go Green!

The San Francisco 49ers have made a major green announcement this week,the new stadium that the team is building for itself is about to get a serious dose of solar panels, in order to help offset its carbon footprint, as well as a number of other earth friendly upgrades that will make it possible for the fans to be more responsible.

Algae Lamps Generate Energy And Use More CO2 Than Trees

There are two great environmental challenges that we face today: one is the need for clean, renewable electrical energy and the other is a way to convert massive amounts of CO2 back to oxygen in the atmosphere. French biochemist Pierre Calleja may have found the answer in his street lamp powered by microalgae.

Energy Saving Nano-Carbon Light Bulbs Could Outshine CFLs and LEDs

A Taiwan university research team has been awarded a patent on energy efficient nano-carbon light bulbs. Unlike popular CFL bulbs and LED lights, the new nano-carbon light bulbs and tubes use a mercury-free manufacturing process and can be easily integrated into existing light bulb production facilities.

Save Power with Online Energy Conservation Game '#denkimeter'

Imagine being able to harness the collective power of the world's electronic gaming community to enact positive social change and effect energy conservation. Something like that is happening in Japan, where a game called “#denkimeter” has 'Net denizens tweeting their home electric meter readings and competing to see who can save the most power.

Is Beer Power The Next Alternative Energy Solution?

Can you imagine filling your car up at a local brewery, pouring beer into your gas tank, and driving around town?  No doubt the air would be less toxic in your town, and how nice everything would smell.  Every time you filled up you could bring a nice cold glass for yourself, of course....