Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Green Grenadiers

By Noah Turner

Recently the U.S. Army has made a pledge to become green. The army's main exports to war zones is fossil fuel for tanks and other vehicles. Well hopefully no more. The army has recently created a green strike group that was one of the biggest purcheses cars in the country. Also many groups now rely on solar panels.

Creating Susainable Devoplement in Africa

Some Africans live on one dollar a day. They have no acess to clean water, sanitation, quality health care, and other life-sustaining needs. The Clinton Hunter Devoplement Initaitive has invested 100 million dollars over 10 years to give African access to these sources. This can help increase the economy of Africa.

By: Luke Bridges

Homemade Plane

By Noah Turner

If you travel to the residence of Gabriel Nderitu in Kenya Africa you may see this plane. This man has been constructing a homemade two man plane for the past six months, and is planning to test fly it soon. The best of luck to you Gabriel.

MLB Team Makes Change

The Washington Nationals baseball team is suddenly deciding to save energy by morphing their stadium into an energy saving machine. They have switched to new water saving pipes that save 3.6 million gallons of water per year which is 30% less. The new lights reduced light usage by 21% more than the typical lights. The batters eye in center field is made out of 100% recyccled material. After building the new field they recycled 5,500 tons of material. They even placed the stadium in the most easily accessable routes which uses less fuel on the way to the game. This is a move that many sports teams should concider doing.

By Jake Basinger

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The 5 Foods that give you the most energy!

by Ivy Long

1. Grapes- they have lots of magnesium, which converts into energy. Plus grapes are easy to carry around and are a good snack.

2. Oats- oats are loaded with nutrients that aid in alertness and concentration. Thats why a bowl of oatmeal is good to start the day.

3. Sunflower seeds- sunflower seeds are full of protein, iron, zinc, and magnesium.

4. Peaches- peaches are great for a quick boost of energy, as well as, helping the body eliminate toxins.

5.Yams- yams are packed with vitamin c. they also balence blood sugar levels.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Toilets = more freshwater?

Mallory Coats

Huh? Did Ihear you right? Toilets and showers use up most of the freshwater in a household. A single flush uses up to 3 gallons! With this new filtration system you can save 9 times as much water. The water goes into a chlorine filter and into a holding tank to be filtered again. This water is called gray-water. To me it sounds nasty to reuse your pee water for drinking water.

Soooooo cans toilets save water? YES!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Save Water

by: Morganne Williams

There are many ways to save water but there is one that many people have not yet considered. While you wait fo ryour water to heat up, fill a glass or jar with the cold water to water your plants or trees. By doing this you are conserving the water that would have otherwise gone down the drain.

Can Robots Help Clean Up Oil Spills?

Cleaning up oil spills is very expensive. Robots could take over the cleaning buisness and clean up oil spills. It would also be good for marine life and humans too! MIT is creating Seaswarm Robots that absord and collect oil from the sea surface. These robots work together. They ditect oil spills on their own and can send the mesage to their robots group. If everything goes as planned, these robots will be available to use in a year.


Do you know how much the average person spends on tissues per year? I don't know either, but I'm sure its a lot. One way to cut down on that cost is to use handkerchiefs instead of tissues. They are washable, reusable, a lot more durable than tissues, and they come in many different colors to suit your personality. So make the switch, and you won't regret it.


Why can't refrigerators be smaller and cooler? Well, they have. There is a bio robot refrigerator that won second place in Popular Science's design contest. This refrigerator is a wall of green goo of polyesterine that will hold your food in place while it cools it. Things float effortlessly in the goo. Now, how do I find my lime flavored jello?

Solar Ovens

By: Rachel Skillicorn

Solar ovens are starting to become a big hit. They have made these ovens so that they cook without using the normal amount of energy a normal stove or oven would use. They get up to be from 210-260 degrees which is yes saving energy, but it can also be a negative. With the temperature not being able to reach as high as a regular one, it will take a lot longer to cook something. Like a chicken will have to be cooked for 2-2.5 hours instead of around an hour or so. But the bright side is there are many more positives than there are negatives. Another thing is that they are made in the USA. They weigh around 23lbs so it is portable which is a good thing if you like to camp or travel a lot, now if you have these you don't have to spend more money to order food or something like that. Now if you look at the prices you might think that that might be a little expensive, you are helping save the plant. The prices range from $175.00-$400.00. That is what the solar ovens are like.