The First Air-Powered Car

The First Air-Powered Car

My wife often says I am full of hot air. In the not-so-distant future, my car may be, too. Tata Motors of India (yes, they just bought some Ford castoffs) acquired the rights from MDI Enterprises to sell and distribute…

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Not So Green

Not So Green

I am sick and tired of people telling me they are going green. Buying green products and throwing away perfectly good, albeit slightly used, products in the trash and buying new ones is not green. NEWS FLASH! If you already…

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Coming Unmoored

Coming Unmoored

After a brief marriage filled with conspicuous consumption, one 30-something divorced woman decided to downsize to living simply in a floating home. Unmoored.net is the name of "Steph's" blog in which she chronicles, in a somewhat haphazard fashion, the conversion…

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Converted Barn Home

Converted Barn Home

"Wow!" That was my reaction upon seeing Cassandra Naylor's converted farmhouse home profiled in CottageLiving.com. Six generations of her family have called the 100-year-old Maryland structure home. Naylor wanted to downsize soon after becoming a widow and renovated the barn…

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Ecological Footprint Quiz

Ecological Footprint Quiz

You may be doing some "wearin' o' the green" this St. Patrick's Day, but are you doing any "livin' o' the green?" How big is your ecological footprint? This quiz estimates how much productive land and water you need to…

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The 50 Greenest U.S. Cities

The 50 Greenest U.S. Cities

"We're number three! We're number three!" Not quite a popular chant at most sporting events. But it is a proud declaration if you're talking about the 50 greenest cities in America. Popular Science used the raw data from the U.S.…

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Classifieds For Reused Materials

Classifieds for Reused Materials

Who said being green isn't profitable? A new company called Planet Reuse is seeking to become the online classifieds for reused construction materials. By allowing sellers to post their materials for free (including pictures, description, quantity and cost), buyers can…

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