Category: Habitat

Feng Shui Your Patio ~

Feng Shui Your Patio ~

~ Feng Shui: Patios and Outdoor Furnishings By Kartar Diamond People spend more or less time in their back yards depending on their local climate, but common questions I’m asked have to do with patio furniture, outdoor grills and fireplaces. Does the way you set up your patio for backyard lounging and entertaining matter? In […]

Is the Age of Free Energy Already Upon Us?

Is the Age of Free Energy Already Upon Us?

Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point of the universe. Throughout space there is energy. — Nikola Tesla, 1892 When Tesla invented the first wireless communication device, he also discovered a form of free energy radiating throughout the whole universe.  He planned on displaying wireless electric power with his Wardenclyffe […]

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Four 2015 Energy Ideas ‘Back to the Future’ Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here. California-based Arx Pax says it has developed a real magnetism-driven hoverboard. It is set to be released in October 2015.  By Marianne Lavelle for National Geographic Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars […]

Heat A Room For Only 15 Cents A Day!

Heat A Room For Only 15 Cents A Day!

~   By Jade Small Wanting to cut costs on the energy bill, especially now that temperatures are dropping for the season? Economics may be one reason to seek more sustainable energy sources, but this inventive way to heat the house is also purely fascinating. Journalist, YouTuber, and boat owner Dylan Winter created his DIY heater using tea lights and […]

The Quest to Free Up Free Energy ~

The Quest to Free Up Free Energy ~

~ “If these new energy technologies were to be set free worldwide, the change would be profound. It would affect everybody. It would be applicable everywhere. These technologies are absolutely the most important thing that has happened in the history of the world.” ~Dr. Brian O’Leary (Ph.D. in Astronomy, UC-Berkeley), NASA Astronaut, adjunct lecturer at Princeton, […]

Solar-powered 'supertrees' breathe life into Singapore ~

Solar-powered ‘supertrees’ breathe life into Singapore ~

(CNN) — Singapore’s latest development will finally blossom later this month, with an imposing canopy of artificial trees up to 50 meters high towering over a vast urban oasis. The colossal solar-powered supertrees are found in the Bay South garden, which opens to the public on June 29. It is part of a 250-acre landscaping […]

The Amazing Benefits of a Home Organic Aquaponics System

The Amazing Benefits of a Home Organic Aquaponics System

What Is Aquaponics? Aquaponics is an integrated aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponic (growing soilless plants) system that mutually benefits both environments. Aquaponics was essentially born out of hydroponics, which at the time made farming a lot easier. This process was associated with planting your veggies inside containers together with water. The hydroponic model involved utilizing […]

Solar Energy

Solar Energy

Every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year. Solar energy is the technology used to harness the sun’s energy and make it useable. Today, the technology produces less than one tenth of one percent of global energy demand. Many people are familiar with […]

10 Reasons to Be Excticed About Wind Power

10 Reasons to Be Excticed About Wind Power

A wind turbine in Texas. Photograph courtesy of mcdlttx/Flickr. The American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) conference opened Thursday in Aspen, Colorado, with leaders from the sectors of government, industry, activism and science engaging on questions about how the United States can wean itself from dependency on fossil fuels. In an early keynote speech, Lester Brown, […]

5 Fresh, Funky Houses—Built Green

5 Fresh, Funky Houses—Built Green

NATURAL HOME LIVING Robyn Griggs Lawrence on green homes, natural health, comfortable and uncluttered living spaces, wabi sabi simplicity philosophy, and more. By Robyn Griggs Lawrence Tags: funky houses, Natural Home & Garden, cave house, house built from trash, paperboard house, funky remodel, mud building techniques, mud house, Robyn Griggs Lawrence Natural Home & Garden […]

Carbon Recycling: Mining the Air for Fuel

Carbon Recycling: Mining the Air for Fuel

A solar energy collector towers over Rich Diver, a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories. The lab’s “Sunshine to Petrol” project aims to recycle carbon dioxide into fuel with renewable energy. Photograph courtesy Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratory Marianne Lavelle For National Geographic News Published August 10, 2011 Recycling bottles, cans, […]

Google Creates $280 Million Fund to Finance Solar

Google Creates $280 Million Fund to Finance Solar

Deal with Silicon Valley’s SolarCity is search giant’s largest clean tech investment Josie Garthwaite for National Geographic News Published June 14, 2011 Google is making its largest investment yet in clean energy, setting up a $280 million fund to finance home solar rooftop installations. The search giant announced today it was teaming up with the […]

Venezuela

Venezuela

Tepui Plant Photograph by Rommel Rojas A delicate arrangement of some of the world’s toughest plants takes hold on an oasis of mosses and lichens atop the nearly soilless plateaus of Venezuela’s tepuis. Most plants able to survive on the tepuis are endemic to the area and exist only on the mountaintops.

Catch A Wave Energy – Video

Deploying the Wave Energy Buoy See a prototype of a wave energy buoy bob up and down on the water’s surface as researchers from Oregon State University study its efficacy Read more: Catching A Wave Energy

Catching a Wave, Powering an Electrical Grid?

Catching a Wave, Powering an Electrical Grid?

She was in the water when the epiphany struck. Of course, Annette von Jouanne was always in the water, swimming in lakes and pools as she was growing up around Seattle, and swimming distance freestyle competitively in high-school and college meets. There’s even an exercise pool in her basement, where she and her husband (a […]

Dreaming About A Green Home?

Dreaming About A Green Home?

Dreaming About a Green Home? Have you been dreaming about that perfect green home that is welcoming, cozy, and provides for all of your housing needs, while also allowing you to live lightly on our earth? DreamGreenHomes.com can help you discover a home plan that matches your needs and aesthetics, in a way that will […]

The Rites of Spring

The Rites of Spring

Tulips are classified with perennials but often need to be treated as annuals. Dig up your tulips once the foliage has died & store them in a cool dry area for replanting in the fall. Tulips need well drained soil. To improve drainage add sand and compost to your soil. Tulips enjoy full sun. “Tulips […]

Wind Energy

Wind Energy

Wind Turbines on a Cloudy Day Photograph by Medford Taylor Wind is the movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. In fact, wind exists because the sun unevenly heats the surface of the Earth. As hot air rises, cooler air moves in to fill the void. As […]

Seed Exchange

Seed Exchange

Welcome to Southern Exposure Seed Exchange We provide Recommended Planting Dates for the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, based on a joint project by the Virgnia Master Gardeners and the Virginia Extension Service. For fastest service, we recommend you place your order online. You can also print this year’s order form to mail in your order. Pre-order […]

Small Wind Turbines

Small Wind Turbines

Small Wind Turbines for Homes and Cabins More than 50,000 Southwest Windpower wind turbines are used on remote homes and cabins around the world. Whether your remote home is for a weekend get-away or you live there full time, Southwest Windpower has a wind turbine to match your energy needs. Best of all, our products […]