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Keeping Your Cool in Texas (Infographic)

In the U.S., about two-thirds of all homes have air conditioners. That might sound like a lot, but it’s nothing compared to the level of A/C use in Texas. In fact, 98 percent of homes in Texas use air conditioning equipment. The state’s sweltering temps make A/C a necessity. Not all Texans, however, are getting […]

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How to Get Your Home and Yard Ready for Winter

Before you know it, winter will be here with a vengeance. By all accounts, this winter may be even harsher, colder and snowier than last year’s frigid fiasco. Therefore, the best thing you can do — in addition to stocking that pantry and getting new snow tires — is to get your home ready for […]

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Stop Global Warming: The Sad Truth Video

This video is outstanding, moving and thought provoking. It’s hard not to take global warming seriously after watching this. We’re not just saving the planet for our own benefit, after all. Do just a little more today and tomorrow than you did yesterday.

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GOOD CAUSE: Walk To Work Day

This Friday, 2nd October we are being asked to leave our car at home and walk to work.  Become a Walking Class Hero by walking to work, or using public transport and getting off a few stops earlier and walking the rest of the way.The aims, as Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes describes, are The promotion of regular walking as a healthy activity (better physical, mental and social health); Reduction of car dependency; Promotion and improving the use of public transport; and reducing global warming.

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Airline Industry to Hugely Reduce Carbon Emissions in Europe

Aviation groups in Europe have revealed a new strategy to assist in reducing their global-warming emissions of carbon dioxide. By 2013 approximately 100 airports in Europe will allow aircraft to descend all the way from cruising altitude to the runway in one smooth glide. It is estimated that this will save up to 450kg of CO2 per landing.

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The Success of Earth Hour 2009

Over 1 billion people in 83 countries took part in Earth Hour this year. A small idea three years ago has already become a huge success. Walking through Sydney, we were very impressed with the number of businesses – large and small – as well as households that made the effort.

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Google’s PowerMeter: To Reduce Consumption You Must First Measure It

Targeting the 40 million “smart meters” now in use worldwide—and the 100 million more soon to be added—Google is testing a new gadget that will take the information such devices collect and make it more easily accessible to the consumer. … Aiming to help users make better energy decisions, the technology taps Google’s scalable, secure IT architecture and the iGoogle gadget platform to show consumers their energy use in near real-time, including an analysis of how much energy is used by different household appliances and activities.

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