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Climate Change in the US Report: Part 2 Ecosystems, Home and Office

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States - Full report(pdf) Ecosystems section (pdf) The next in our series of overviews from the Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States report is Ecosystems. One of the most interesting points is made in the introduction to the section: wh...

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Tags: Air conditioning, Climate change, Ecosystem, Energy efficiency, Environment, Global warming, Heat, Species, Summer

Villains "Phantom Energy" and "Vampire Plugs" Steal 10 Burritos Every Year

Use That Leaking Energy for Something More Productive I know that all my co-workers at New Dream are getting creeped out because I talk about Phantom Energy and Vampire Plugs nonstop. I send out regular emails reminding people to turn off their power strips at night and every time we have a new ...

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Tags: Burritos, Electricity, Electronics, Energy, Energy efficiency, Green office, Green school, Phantom energy, Plugs, Recession, Reduce waste, Save, Save money save energy, Saving money, Savings, Thrift, Vampire plugs

Your Refrigerator: Keeping it cool, keeping you cool

A Q&A at the NYT brought up some useful tips for maximizing your refrigerator's efficiency. The question, "Do refrigerators use more energy when filled with food?" generated the following response: A. Not once the food gets cold. Government and commercial experts agree that the cooling section ...

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Tags: Appliance, Beverage, Drink, Energy efficiency, Recipe, Refrigerator, Tea

Phantom Loads: The Vampires in Your Home

There is something scary lurking behind our walls while we're sleeping! Vampires! Vampire plugs, that is. Sometimes called "phantom loads," "standby power," or "leaking electricity"), it's the electricity that your electronics keep sucking when they are turned off, but still plugged into the wall...

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Tags: Appliances, Energy efficiency, Save money save energy

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