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Retrofitting home means energy saved

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COTTEKILL – If anyone would be expected to live in an energy-conserving home it's Manna Jo Greene. Greene, after all, built what's called the Sustainable Living Resource Center, a hexagonal meeting place for seminars and discussions on the topic, in her back yard. She's also the environmental action director for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Inc.



Climate change has become a phrase that can spark a debate in no time at all. The debate of whether or not mankind is speeding up the process of global warming has become not a question of science any more, but a political statement. While this topic does seem to rile controversy, should it? Considering

Showers waste huge amounts of energy and water

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You know that moment well: You’ve turned on the shower, but there’s no way you’re getting into it quite yet. The water’s not hot enough. So you start your routine, whatever it is — doing some chores, answering some emails — while the water runs and runs, much of it already hot. Shower wonks have

Homeowners, either alone or in a group, can lower their energy costs

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In St. Louis, Mo., in 1946, engineers from Bell Labs introduced a crude mobile car phone, with limited coverage. The cost of purchasing that device, and maintaining a network for its limited use, proved impractical, and some skeptics considered it merely a novel experiment that was out of touch and too expensive to implement. That