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Cutting energy costs of landmark lights

A recent infographic from Festive Lights reveals the cost of lighting the world’s most famously lit landmarks and the energy expended in doing so. From the infamous Las Vegas Strip to the illuminations of Blackpool, landmarks around the world have always stunned visitors by lighting themselves spectacularly to highlight their best features. Indoor and outdoor […]

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Essays on sand and rocks to inspire you

We’ve already heard the news from NASA that the Middle East will probably be uninhabitable in the next 50 years, thanks to climate change. At a recent conference in Tehran, Iran, participants were warned of an onslaught of Middle East sandstorms, expected to worsen as our world warms. “In the Middle East there has been a […]

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Masdar nanotech promises to bring on the rain!

Umbrella sales in the UAE may soon see a surge in pricing. Researchers at the Masdar Institute have filed for a provisional patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for their discovery – and innovative cloud seeding material that moves them closer to their goal of producing rain on demand. It appears to […]

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The top 6 greenest cities in America

All humans are now having to accept that they have a responsibility to protect the planet, and with a number of different implementations to help aid the battle against climate change, we’re taking a look at one of the most populous countries, America, and how they are staying green. Here, we’re listing the top 6 […]

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Can the Green Party make a difference?

The UK is facing a general election on June 8th this year. Where does the Green Party fit into proceedings? What are the odds on the Green Party gaining any seats in Parliament; online bookmakers, Sportingbet will be keeping up with any waves in popularity now that the manifestos are all ‘out in the open’. […]

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Walking the fine line between pet ownership and abuse

Some might say Turkey is overrun with stray dogs and cats. These strays and their good treatment by mosques and business owners have become a part of Istanbul culture. Unfortunately, poor treatment of these animals has also been a part of the culture, with insufficient penalties in place. Now, legal measures are being proposed to […]

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Why green credentials are essential in business

There is an often quoted study from 2007 that showed that at that time, 53% of people – or 1.1 billion consumers – strongly preferred to do business with companies with a reputation for being green. Now, we are a whole decade on from that study, and green matters have become more than just a […]

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The best (eco) beaches in Israel

It’s summertime and the weather is fine, goes the odd song and after a heat wave this week, Israel remembers how amazing and simple it is to spend your days away at the beach. Beaches are great activities for kids, for teens, for parents. Bring a picnic or sit up at one of Israel’s beach […]

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How to Go Green with Your Rental Property

The guy sleeping above is Etgar Keret living in a tiny house wedged between buildings in Europe. The real estate market always seems to be on the rise.  A new generation of renters has emerged, and this generation desires different qualities in a rental property than those of the past. Modern tenants are looking for […]

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4 ways to improve your mental health at college

Many college degree programs, for example, nursing school or an online masters in social work (or even in sustainability!), can be very emotionally taxing. As a student, you may have little experience in working with service users in these industries, and in certain situations, dealing with other people’s problems while studying towards working in these […]