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In the Future, You Might Charge Your Cell Phone by Stroking It

New green-power technology transforms motions like walking and touching into potent jolts of energy.

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Designing a Day Spa That Isn't Terrible for the Environment

It's made from shipping containers, uses all off-grid energy, and solar panels warm the water.

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A Greener Motorized Rickshaw?

This could be the next ride for the emerging market poor.

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Cars of the Future Could Run on Viscous 'Coffee Oil'

Researchers have extracted a substance from coffee grounds that they claim is cheaper and cleaner than diesel fuel.

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These States Are Going to Become Green Energy Powerhouses

Wyoming and New Mexico are primed to become major exporters of wind power; solar power is going to take over California.

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A Closer Look at Portland's Giant, Carnivorous Street Lights

Four monstrous pitcher plants light up a new pedestrian pathway downtown ... if anybody's brave enough to use it, that is.

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How Do You Get Conservatives to Buy Energy Efficient Products?

For starters, don't tell them it'll help fight climate change or "protect the environment."

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The Case for Walkability as an Economic Development Tool

A retrofit in suburban Lancaster, California, shows us the many benefits of street redesigns.