Solar powered e-reader makes e-books eco-friendlier – 4168th Edition

A recent study by the Cleantech Group revealed the much lower environmental impact of e-readers – specifically the Kindle – compared to traditional publishing, but the devices still require charging from the grid. LG’s new e-reader takes care of that:  it’s outfitted with its own integrated solar panel, allowing it to run on clean, renewable, solar power.

The thin-film panel is 10 cm wide and just .7mm thick, adding only 20 grams to the product.  The panel is 9.6 percent efficient and needs 4.5 hours of sunlight to juice the device for an entire day.…

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What Are You Doing to Fight Climate Change? – 4174th Edition

Today is Blog Action Day, and since this year’s theme is climate change, we are joining in this week to discuss this important topic. John told you on Monday about 350.org, which has established October 24, 2009, as a day of action around climate change. October is a big month for climate change awareness! Whether you’re blogging about it today or joining in the efforts on October 24th, tell us:

What are you doing to fight climate change?

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Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or

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Homemade skin care from your kitchen cabinets – 4176th Edition

As a beauty editor at women’s magazines and CNN, author Julie Gabriel had no hesitation endorsing the season’s hottest lipstick shade, or justifying the purchase of the latest anti-aging cream. But after years of following the trends, she began to hesitate as she faced the not-so-pretty side of the cosmetics industry. She left the mainstream cosmetics industry behind, trained as a nutrition specialist and launched her own cosmetics line, Petite Marie Organics.

The Green Beauty Guide is the knowledge-packed proof of Gabriel’s beauty awakening. It offers expert advice to help steer your beauty routine toward …

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