Environment

July 2, 2015
a plastic duck floating on a dirty water

Boyan Slat’s Giant Ocean Trash Collector

Who is Boyan Slat? Boyan Slat is 20 years old. At the age of only 18, he appeared before investors for a TED talk and introduced himself as one of the “children” to whom the previous generation has left the task of cleaning up the planet. And with a small […]
June 3, 2015
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Want to Save the Planet? Invest in an Inner-City Neighborhood

A new way to be a “green” investor It is no secret: fossil fuels are bad for the environment. Just about every day there is a new study confirming the link between carbon emissions and dangerous global climate change. Many environmentalists have taken the step of putting their money where […]
April 5, 2015
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What Happens When You Put Together the Latest in Solar Technology Training With the Newest Class of Military Veterans?

Vivint Solar Grabs the First Class of Graduates from the New Solar Energy Training Camp Vivint Solar, headquartered in Utah, provides all the tools necessary to help homeowners design or retrofit their homes to be solar energy reliant. Services include everything from designing individualized energy-efficient systems, to installation, to long-term […]
December 25, 2014
New material to reduce heat in buildings

Air Conditioning without Electricity? Sending Hot Air to Outer Space

Sounds a bit far-fetched, but researchers at Stanford University have invented a strategy to do just this. Air conditioning is expensive It is well established that electricity usage peaks during the summer months when air conditioning units are running practically non-stop. In fact, the existence of air conditioning has made […]