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Obama promotes clean energy at Michigan battery plant

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

With our shores covered in oil and Congress debating a climate bill, it's time for President Obama to pull out all the stops and start promoting a cle...

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

A Cloud in Every Silver Lining: The New Obstacle to a Green-Tech Revolution

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Rare earth elements are essential to many of the green technologies we're betting on to launch the new low-carbon economy. But while demand for rare earths has grown, their production has not.

How to Get Beyond False Choices

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

My nights have become much more restful since I stopped assuming that I had to make trade-offs and instead opted to "do both."

Carbon Nanotube Ink Used To Turn Fabrics Into Batteries

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ordinary cotton and polyester fabrics have been turned into batteries that retain their flexibility. [...] The approach is based on dipping fabrics in...

Solar Chargers to Buy, Chargers to Hack, And Concept Chargers to Wait For

Battery Chargers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here are some great options for getting off grid power for your rechargables - including chargers you can hack yourself from stuff around the house - ...

Algae Could Be the Key to Ultra-Thin Biodegradable Batteries

Inhabitat | Ariel Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Algae is often touted as the next big thing in biofuels, but the slimy stuff could also be the key to paper-thin biodegradable batteries according to ...

Tesla: Mechanics Will Make House Calls

The Associated Press | Dan Strumpf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK - Taking a cue from house-call services like Best Buy's Geek Squad, electric carmaker Tesla Motors is launching a maintenance plan where mech...

Organize Your Recycling

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Kelly

I realized my downfall on recycling was with the items we don't "use up" very regularly. I turned to experts for advice on handling the more random items.

The Electronic Crybaby

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Meathead

It is 3 a.m. and something with a battery somewhere in the house is crying out for a change like a child with dirty diapers.

Make Batteries Last Longer: 5 Tips To Get More Use

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We use a lot of batteries. They don't create carbon emissions when inserted into a walkie-talkie or a digital camera. I'm sure parts of the battery's ...

MacBook

Philip G. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip G. Baker

A new 17-inch MacBook was announced today at MacWorld. It's thin, lightweight (for a 17-inch notebook), but has one serious flaw: A non-removable battery.

EPA Toughens Lead Pollution Limits Despite Industry Lobbying

Grist | Janet Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Federal regulators announced Thursday a sharp reduction in legal levels of lead emissions, rejecting pleas by industrial battery recyclers who told Wh...