We’ve all marveled at the power of the internet – how much it helps people and how much information it has made available to anyone with a connection. But few seem to be talking about how the internet is powered, or how consumers and developers can use less energy for their regular online tasks.
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No, we haven’t gone dark today like some of the bigger players online. But we do stand with Wikipedia, Google, Reddit, and other sites, large and small, that have decided to shut down for the day (in part, or in full) to protest SOPA/PIPA legislation currently pending in the US House of Representatives and Senate.
On July, 14, three Greenpeace activists dressed in hazmat suits scaled a fence, and used weed whips to destroy a GMO wheat experiment in Canberra, Australia. The experiment was being conducted by CSIRO (the USDA equivalent for Australia). The activists posted video of the attack on You Tube. They also posted “explanations” by activists who could […]
We’re big fans of do-it-yourself projects… from outdoor ovens to solar air heaters to, well, houses. But a DIY internet network made from reused materials in the developing world? That’s really cool! We’ll let our friends at sister site Insteading tell the story… Afghan City Builds DIY Internet Out Of Trash (via Insteading) Is […]
Have trouble getting up early on Saturday morning to get to the farmers market? Yeah, me too. And while more supermarkets are featuring more selections of local food on their shelves and in their stalls, there’s nothing quite like that straight-from-the-farm produce. What’s a late sleeper to do? A new web service, Local Dirt, is […]
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks with green blogger Paul Smith from TriplePundit.com and Ecopreneurist.com Triple Pundit is the new conversation place all about integrating people, planet, and profits into today’s businesses. Ecopreneurist covers the latest trends in building green, sustainable and socially responsible companies and products as well as offering advice, analysis and information […]
Inspired by the diverse kingdom also known as our biosphere, researchers are developing a new way to efficiently meet the demands of web users. The inspiration is derived from a very intricate yet communicative dance that honeybees do when they’ve found a hot spot of premium nectar. Since these bees have no central commander and […]
For those of you who are stumped about gifts this holiday there is probably a reason. You ask yourself- what do we actually need? Amidst all of the news of poverty and destruction, most of us find ourselves in the upper economy and hopefully and simply grateful for what we have already. Our culture has […]