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This site provides information regarding the improvement of indoor air quality through increased ventilation, air cleaners for particle removal, and source control.  It is divided into three sections, one for each of the three aforementioned strategies.  An overview of the effectiveness of each...
This 7-page resource focuses on the benefits of using plasma reformers for nitrogen oxide emission reductions. The resource summarizes laboratory and vehicle tests of plasmatrons while attempting to maximize nitrogen oxide reduction and efficient fuel use. The following sections are included:...
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This article, written by Leslie Bromberg, Daniel Ross Cohn, and A. Rabinovich, argues for the use of compact plasmatron fuel converters in diesel engines.  The authors posit that this technology will mitigate the environmental harms caused by diesel engines, stating "Use of compact plasmatron...
This webpage, provided by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, provides a 50-page guide on saving money and energy in your home. The guide includes a table of contents and the following chapters: Save Energy and Money Today; Audit Your Home's Energy Use; Weatherize Your Home; Heat...
This article published in "Ideas on Liberty" describes the problems with reformulated gas, and specific issues with the additives ethanol and MTBE. It provides a brief overview of the environmental concerns with these oxygenates. The article is downloaded in .pdf.
This site, provided by the Agriculture Network Information Center (U.S.), provides information on sustainable agriculture. This site discusses what sustainable agriculture is and provides further resources. 
The Land Institute "is a science-based research organization working to develop an alternative to current destructive agricultural practices." This site contains an archive of past research activities along with downloadable publications for use by scientists or the general public.
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This toolkit for educators of all levels and communities about sustainable development was developed by Rosalyn McKeown. This is the second version of the resource, completed in 2002, and is based on "the idea that communities and educational systems within communities need to dovetail their...
This website, provided by the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), seeks to highlight the interconnectedness of ecological, social, and economic systems as they apply to the well-being of the environment and people.  Visitor to the website can click on the resources tab to access...
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This website, "Energy Efficiency in the Home," was compiled by the University of Florida and provides information pertaining to building and remodeling energy efficient dwellings. The site includes how-to guides and information on creating an energy efficient room, solar and renewable energy, window...
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