Thursday, January 24, 2008

Random interesting news clips today

Earthships in NM - Earthship Biotecture, based in Taos, NM, USA creates amazing EarthShips - housing made from readily obtainable materials including recycled items such as car tires. Earthship houses utilize passive solar heating and cooling, photovoltaic power systems, rainwater catchment, solar hot water, gray water and black water treatment systems.

You may know that I visited an earthship in Canada in 2006 - These phones are from that trip. See more photos here

Water Filtering Bike - Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted. In some parts of the world, the collection of water, is a daily task that requires a great deal of effort and resources - and often the water still isn’t fit to drink. The award winning Aquaduct bike seeks to improve water transportation and safety for people faced with such challenges.

Largest Residential Solar Electric System - The US Department of Energy cites that the Earth receives more solar energy each day from the sun than the total amount of energy the planet’s inhabitants would consume in 27 years.

Tapping into this abundant source, EBM Consulting Services recently completed the largest residential solar electric project in New York State. The project was a milestone in renewable energy and makes strides forward with a vision for sustainable living on a grand scale.

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