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Using Osmosis to Generate Clean Energy

Via EcoGeek.org by Philip Proefrock on 30-11-2009 Solar. Wind power. Wave power. Geothermal. Tidal power. If you’re a regular EcoGeek reader, you’re probably pretty familiar with the different major power generating alternatives to the burning of non-renewable fossil materials. But still, osmotic power generation is likely something you haven’t heard of before. Your first question…

Residential Rating Tool

Work is now underway to develop a single rating tool to assess the comfort and performance of New Zealand’s new and existing homes. A partnership has been formed between the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), BRANZ, and Beacon Pathway to develop a system that will assess the performance of our homes, provide information for…

New World scraps plastic bag levy

By LAURA BASHAM – The Nelson Mail, via stuff.co.nz, last updated 13:00 21/10/2009 New World supermarkets in the South Island have dropped their 5-cent plastic bag charge because of customer complaints. The backtrack follows New World’s lower North Island supermarkets scrapping the charge just a month after it was introduced in August to encourage shoppers…

Greenpeace protest won’t shift Fonterra or PM

17/09/2009 by NZPA via stuff.co.nz Both Prime Minister John Key and dairy giant Fonterra are turning a deaf ear to Greenpeace activists’ demands following yesterday’s dramatic protest off the Port of Tauranga. Up to 14 Greenpeace protesters boarded the Hong Kong-registered freighter East Ambition, lashing themselves to cranes and the anchor, preventing the ship from…

HOME a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

HOME is an incrediable movie explaining the life on earth, how it started, how everything is interlinked and which part we, humans, play. We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the…

The Age of Stupid

The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?…