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Sustainable technologies in the community work to create towns and cities that can operate without producing large amounts of waste. They also make it easier for the members of a community to live greener lives.

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What are eco-drones?

 What are eco-drones?

Drones and other unmanned flying machines are going green. Learn about eco-drones at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Could glow-in-the-dark plants replace streetlights?

 Could glow-in-the-dark plants replace streetlights?

Scientists are investigating using glowing plants as an energy source. What are the pros and cons of glowing plants? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Innovations in Water Purification

 10 Innovations in Water Purification

What are some innovations in water purification? Learn more about water purification innovations at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Electric Aircraft Work

 How Electric Aircraft Work

Electric aircraft are explained in this article. Learn about electric aircraft. See more »

How Solar Aircraft Work

 How Solar Aircraft Work

Solar aircraft could drastically cut down on fuel consumption. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn about solar aircraft. See more »

Top 5 Cities for Building a Solar House

 Top 5 Cities for Building a Solar House

5 U.S. cities for building a solar house are discussed in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about 5 U.S. cities for building a solar house. See more »

Top 5 Ways NASA Helps the Environment

 Top 5 Ways NASA Helps the Environment

5 ways NASA helps the environment is discussed in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about 5 ways NASA helps the environment. See more »

How Grid Energy Storage Works

 How Grid Energy Storage Works

Grid energy storage is discussed in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about grid energy storage. See more »

How High-yield Paper Works

 How High-yield Paper Works

High yield paper could end up saving a lot of trees. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about high yield paper. See more »

How LED Streetlights Work

 How LED Streetlights Work

LED streetlights are discussed in this article. Learn about LED streetlights. See more »