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Energy Conserving Search Engines

Many of us are used to typing google or yahoo into our search bar when we are in need of looking something up. However, we never realize how much energy we are wasting by clicking those search engines.

Did you know that there are a handful of sites out in the internet that perform the same task as Google or Yahoo while conserving energy?

More examples of green search engines:

Darkoogle
Jabago
ecosearch.org

Each site resembles google, with a few tweaks added to each individual site to differentiate them.
Instead of having white backgrounds sites such as Blackle.com or Earthle.com have a black background with white text. Computer screens do not use as much energy to display color when using the black background.

It is a combination of the small amount of energy used by the computer and the search engine servers. By having a black background on a search engine site you can save the amount of watts used per hour which adds up every year. Each search uses a small amount, but when you have millions of user usage, it’s substantial. Not to mention the how it creates larger amounts of CO2 being produced with the consumption of energy.

So try something new! Use one of the eco-friendly search engine and make a small difference a day.

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Cars for the Environment

Gas prices are un-predictable, and the threat of global warming continues to loom over us. We are consistently told that one of the biggest contributions to penetrating the ozone layer is smog from our car engines, but cars are a daily necessity to every day urban life. So what do we do as human beings? We can’t live on a planet not suitable to live on but we can’t seem to live our lives without personal transportation. This day and age manufactures and consumers alike have recognized this issue and have come up with many designs for cars that are economically friendly and use gasoline much more efficiently. Check out the top 10 most eco-friendly cars in 2012.

At number ten, the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid. This car runs on both gasoline and electricity and can reach 47 miles per gallon on pure electricity.

At number nine, the 2012 Honda Insight EX with navigation, boasting a 98 horse-power engine.

Number eight, the 2012 Chevy volt, is an all electric car.

Seven, the 2012 Lexus CT  remains eco friendly while still offering sports car speed.

six, the 2012 Toyota Prius v  boasts 40 mile per gallon highway miles.

Number five, the Mitsubishi i is a mini all electric car. Truly a “car of the future.”

Number four, the VW Passat TDI uses clean diesel powered fuel.

In at number three is the Ford Focus Electric. This car can get up to 100 miles on a single 3 hour charge.

Number two is the Nisaan Leaf  another all electric car is perfect for the eco minded commuter.

The number one 2012 eco friendly car is the 2012 Honda Civic natural gas. With all the bells and whistles of a new Honda, add the reduced cost of natural gas and you have a winner.

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