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Koubachi’s $99 Wi-Fi plant monitor outsmarts the garden gnome

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The $99 Koubachi Wi-Fi plant monitor pokes into the soil and uploads environmental data to the company, which then sends plant-care alerts customized for each species. (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET) BERLIN — If you’re the kind of person who worries about Frank the Fern and Gertrude the Geranium while you’re on vacation, a $99 cloud-connected plant…

Germany May Need to Slow Its Shift to Green Energy, Official Says

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Germany’s environment minister said Tuesday that the country might have to slow its shift to renewable energy to quell concerns about rising consumer costs. A year after the government decided to phase out nuclear power following Japan’s Fukushima disaster, Germany has indeed been able to increase renewable energy generation, with solar and wind incentives helping…

Solar Bag concept purifies water as you walk

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More than a billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water, and some 300 million of them are in Africa. Industrial design students Ryan Lynch and Marcus Triest have an interesting approach to tackling the problem in sub-Saharan African with his Solar Bag. This design concept is both a shoulder bag-style container…

FFITS News – Asia

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Fostering a culture of Excellence with IT Sustainability FFITS.Org has partnered with ECCI to educate the Philippine market on IT Sustainability Manila, Philippines – July 31, 2012:  The ECCI group, the leading process improvement solutions provider in SouthEast Asia, will be holding the first Green IT Practitioner workshop onAugust 16-17, 2012 at the New World…