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Can I measure the average electricity consumption of a specific website design? [closed]

It is said that websites with a black background are more sustainable from an electricity consumption perspective. Is there a tool to measure the most sustainable website design you can use while ...
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Why does wind just track the economy

Whenever oil booms, wind booms too. Whenever oil production crashes wind crashes too. The US added about 5GW or 2 million barrels of oil equivalent this year of wind and 300 million barrels of oil in ...
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What type of cover crop survives mobs of chickens in zone 4a?

I've heard that chickens will take away all of the cover crops, and was wondering if there's any type of cover that will survive chickens.
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Why is the private car still around in the US: do our elected officials know more than we do? [closed]

Depending on whom you trust, sort of, up to two thirds of all the oil we consume in the U.S. is burned in our engines. If you added the section of the infrastructure that directly supports ...
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Does the cost of wind energy double when calculated correctly? [closed]

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind/the-hidden-costs-of-wind-power/amp/ I am asking if any of this makes sense. If their estimates are valid.
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How many mangalitsa pigs can live on an acre of field?

I'm looking at ordering mangalitsa pigs for some land, and was wondering how many I can keep on an acre with rotating pasture system.
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How do I raise guinea pigs effectively for meat?

Since guinea pigs do well for maintaining a food forest floor how should I raise them so they put on weight quickly? Think of a herd of guinea pigs for a few meals a year, and selling for pets.
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Cookware thermal isolation [closed]

We like to waste a lot, particularly, in the kitchen we like to wash the hot water down the tubes, literally, right into the sink. We even heat up much more water than we need: 2 leters of water to ...
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How can I find local permaculturalists in my area? [closed]

I am interested in permaculture, and have read some of the classic texts on the subject. What are some good general ways to find other people in my local area who are doing the same to share ideas ...
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Corn after humans

None of my farmer friends who grow corn for a living seem to have an answer for this. After an event that wipes out all/most human life, how long would fields planted with food corn be expected to ...
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How to figure out whether roommate has been using insecticides in my bedroom, living room, or kitchen

The inquiry is the title. Please let me know if this should be posted elsewhere.
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Have wind installations peaked? [duplicate]

It looks like a hubbert curve. Has the wind industry peaked for new installation.
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Led powered solar panels? [duplicate]

I've read multiple threads about this but I've yet to come across an answer to this question.... would it be possible to have a small bank of led lights power multiple solar panels? For instance, if I ...
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How much money to live “off-grid”?

How much money would you need to live off grid in a wooden hut in Alaska or somewhere else remote on Earth? Let's presume we do this at 30 years old and live to 100. Only costs I can think of are ...
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Will Koolatron cooler cool warm stuff?

We don't have any electricity, so we're thinking of purchasing this Koolatron cooler. Most of the drinks I put in it (refreshment cans, water bottles, etc) will be warm/room-temperature. Will it ...
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Is wind power practically dead?

U.S. annual installations have been declining since 2012. Essentially everywhere else, besides China's low quality wind, there's only a handful of new farms being built. Is wind pretty much dead?
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What are the natural treatment techniques which can be used as alternatives to modern medicinal treatments? [closed]

Modern science has gone a lot way farther and in the medical field we can see the reflection of these advantages. Amazing inventions in modern medicine helps in saving a lot of lives daily. But AFAIK ...
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What do I need to do to have chickens survive winters in a free range method?

I live in USDA zone 4, and was wondering how I can minimally keep my chickens alive through the long cold winters, when just picking eggs all over the 100 acre farm at their coops.
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Relative environmental impact of various portable gasses [closed]

I am interested in implications of using various gasses that are commonly packaged in small containers for household use, such as propane, butane and so forth. It is mostly for awareness purposes, and ...
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What is the average CO2 emission for a human while debating?

I am looking to calculate the CO2 emission of an average male human while arguing/debating. It is my understanding that the amount of CO2 emitted will be based on the respiratory rate of any given ...
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Best sunflower for seeds

For a while now I would like to plant sunflowers in my garden that actually give seeds. After some visits in some department stores and looking online I realized most sunflowers nowadays are for ...
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How close are renewables prices to scrap value?

I suspect that it's less than a factor of two. Is this right? A 1 kw panel has 10kg of silicon at $20/kg. That's $200 for a panel that costs less than $400, at 34 cents/watt. A 1.5mw turbine has ...
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Solar energy without the sun: Super LED light on top of solar panels?

Some questions: Can LED light provide same amount of energy as sunlight? Can humanity get rid of the sun and charge solar panels from LED light alone? If this is feasible, this would be truly ...
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What types of ducks are cold hardy, and do well in wetlands?

For a sustainable farm in Minnesota (USA), I'm looking for an egg-laying duck that won't need wing clipping, will survive a snowy winter, and will produce good eggs. What should I look into?
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Getting power from an innovative new mechanism

I am new to StackExchange and trying my best to stay within the rules. I have invented an efficient mechanism -- a rotating mass magnetically attached inside a closed loop (GB 2517244). I am ...
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How does the solar industry fund itself?

Based on a previous discussion, it appears panels are being sold at less than 10% of their raw material cost. What is making up the difference? Edit: The answer seems to be that... solar is viable ...
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Does the CFC-kills-ozone hypothesis have any validity? [closed]

Was Mount Erebus shooting thousands of tons of chlorine per day into the upper atmosphere and over to Anatartica in the 70s with no effect in the ozone layer? Was this problem ever explained away? ...

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