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    TreeHugger Picks: TreeHuggerTV's Planet Cooling Tips

    December 15, 10:59 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHugger hopes the An Inconvenient Truth House Parties happening this weekend will help spread the word about global warming and maybe inspire a few new ideas on film about how to combat climate change. Until then, here are our picks for some

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    TreeHugger Picks: Cut Back on Phantom Power

    December 6, 10:44 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    Call it what you will: phantom load, idle current, vampire power, wall wart; they're all euphemisms for the way devices use and waste electricity when they aren't even on, and they're everywhere. Here are some ways to save some bucks and carbon

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    Another Stake Through the Heart of Vampire Power

    November 18, 8:01 PM by Jacob Gordon in Gadgets

    Here's a clever little so and so. We all know about the deleterious effects of "wall warts" and their insatiable vampire-like appetite for sucking phantom power from our walls and power grids, and dollars from our pockets. It's good to see more

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