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Will earthquake-hit Japan herald a “greener” energy future?

With each passing day, the earthquake and tsunami stricken nuclear reactors skirting the wrecked east coast of Japan bring into sharp focus the questions concerning the reliability of nuclear power. Could the events in Japan hasten development of “greener”, sustainable energy technologies?

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Sustainable housing: why build when you can grow!

Scientists from the U.S and Israel are proposing a novel solution to sustainable housing that involves putting down a few roots — literally. Their ideas center around arboreal aeroponics (designer trees, to you & me) fashioned into tree houses, the kind grown ups as well as kids can live in…