Solar robot slims down for better performance

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living This solar robot runs along on what looks like a Lilliputian monorail to adjust the panels so they’re getting maximum sun exposure. Only introduced last September, the company is making improvements already. The jury’s still out on the Qbotix solar tracking system, the one that uses a robot that runs along… Read more »

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Are bamboo products really the eco-friendly option? – Telegraph

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living ‘Greenwashing’ in advertising does not mean the bamboo is an eco-friendly option, just because it is grown naturally. Like me, you have probably been bombarded with entreaties to buy “eco-friendly” bamboo towels, nappies and other soft furnishings. Because bamboo is fast-growing and can be cultivated without pesticides, I am… Read more »

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Sustainable Retreat Offering a Great Living Standard in the UK: New Forest House

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living Two simple-shaped volumes located along a spine wall make up the New Forest House designed by PAD studio in New Forest National Park, UK. According to the architects, the main objective was “to create a simple building whose form, scale materials and detail reinforce the character, distinctiveness and history of the site… Read more »

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3 Effective Ways to Maintain a Clean Environment

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You might think that keeping a clean environment is very difficult. Well, maintaining it can be difficult, but it is not impossible. You can actually do lots of ways to make it possible. This article might be of great help. It provides three effective ways to maintain one: Avoid creating pollution – Avoid creating pollution…. Read more »

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Saving Water This Summer from EPA WaterSense – Green Living Expert, News – The Green Living Guy –

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See on Scoop.it – As heat waves are occurring across the U.S. right now, related with saving water. I thought you’d be interested in sharing this infographic from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program on how to save water at home. Outdoor water use spikes in the hot weather—this infographic illustrates that during the… Read more »

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How to Clean Carpet Stains the Eco-Friendly Way

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living Whenever you’re looking for green ways to clean the carpet, check out these green solutions for pesky carpet stains. The plush carpet in the bedrooms of Savannah at Park Central Apartments might feel really good against your feet when you get up in the morning, but it won’t feel as good… Read more »

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Are Eco SmartHomes the Next Smartphones? » Greener Ideal

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living Our smartphones are like Batman’s utility belt. Encased within their sleek and slim, aluminium and glass coated bodies is, sometimes seemingly, the answer to all our problems. Roaring into the limelight in the last few years, smartphones are a brilliant example of the natural progression of technology, taking an… Read more »

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Tesla CTO JB Straubel Says His Company Can Charge Electric Vehicles, With No Battery Swapping, in Five Minutes | MIT Technology Review

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See on Scoop.it – Green Living Tesla Motors is pushing the limits of charging technology to make electric vehicles as practical as gas-powered cars. Electric vehicles take too long to recharge. To charge a Tesla Model S just halfway takes five hours at a typical home or public charging station. But in its effort to… Read more »

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