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Cheers to Eco-Friendly Breweries

By Kim Robson: Humans have been fermenting fruits, vegetables and grains since the dawn of civilization. Ancient Mesopotamians stored “liquid bread” for later, using straws to drink beer from large vats as early as 9,000 years ago. Around the same time, a Neolithic village in northern China was producing a …

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What Is a Net Zero Home?

By Tiffany Miller: A Net Zero home is a building with a net energy consumption of zero. This means that the total amount of energy used is equal to the amount of energy created by the home. This can be achieved one of two ways, one being much “greener” and …

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Green Light–Led Streetlights Powered By Plants

By Kim Robson: Last November in Hembrug, Netherlands, more than 300 LED lights were illuminated by a Dutch company launching a new energy project called “Starry Sky.” What makes this electricity different is that it’s made by harnessing the energy of living plants. The company, Plant-e, envisions a future when …

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