Conservation

Cargill Plans to Cut Down on Fuel Consumption by Flying Kites!

March 1, 2011 / No Comments

If there’s a will, there of course can be a way too! Cargill, the food and agriculture company seems to be putting the age old adage to practice. The company will soon begin start using giant kites on their ships so as to generate propulsion. And what do they gain? A cut in fuel use by around 35 per cent!

Solar Cell Prices May Rise Every Month, Starting this Feb

January 29, 2011 / No Comments

Solar cell manufacturers have sent word to module clients citing plans to hike prices by $0.01 each month, beginning February 2011. However, as new capacity is expected to come online this year, solar cell companies themselves have added that there was little chance of a price hike.

China Bans Animal Circuses; Warns the Zoos to Stop Abuse Against Animals

January 24, 2011 / 1 Comment

China government has come up with a new animal welfare law that will ban animal performances at zoos and other attractions, and bans zoos from serving dishes made from rare animals. The new law will be encouraged by the animal welfare activists across the country as there are some abhorrent activities existing against the animals there.

Google $4 Million Grant to NatureBridge Seeks to Give Environmental Education a Boost

January 5, 2011 / No Comments

Year 2011 is just in its infancy, but funds towards charity have started flowing in. Joining the bandwagon is Google, who have announced over a $4 million grant to NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service.

US Stays Away from Coal Plants in 2010, Coal Sector Faces a Gradual Death

January 4, 2011 / No Comments

Amidst the climatic changes and related issues during the past one year, there is certain subtler news to be happy with.  The Washington Post has analyzed the 2010 investment trends in the energy sector and the same provides some hope for environment enthusiasts.

‘The Original Dream’ Home Made of Egg Cartons by Goldenhen Studio

January 4, 2011 / No Comments

Goldenhen, the Australian studio, known for unusual ways of using materials of daily use to create marvels, has yet again come up with their new creation- a life-sized home called "The Original Dream”, made of egg cartons.

Syria’s Water Scarcity Park Set to Prove Life Can Be Lived Well with Less Water

December 27, 2010 / No Comments

Water scarcity has turned out to be Syria’s largest problem and this realization seems to have spurred some kind of a noble effort from the government level.

Philips AmbientLED Replaces Common Incandescent Bulbs; It’s Green & Saves Power Too

December 17, 2010 / 2 Comments

Philips is bringing in a new illuminating low-energy alternative bulb with the promise of doing way with the over 425 million 60 watt incandescent bulbs sold annually. The new Philips  AmbientLED can effectively replace those bulbs and can provide the same illumination as a 60 watt white light incandescent at 12 watts.

China’s Green Expo Holds a Lot of Promise

November 25, 2010 / No Comments

The China International Green Industry Expo has just begun in Beijing. The Expo will have an array of innovative eco-friendly technologies and concepts, ranging from products for every day practical use to technical products.

Are Your Kids’ Books From ‘Green’ Publishers? RAN Tells You How to Choose

November 19, 2010 / No Comments

Just in time for the biggest shopping season of the year Black Friday, Rainforest Action Initiative (RAN) has released information that is aimed at helping consumers make greener choices when it comes to purchasing books. Their guide ‘Rainforest-Safe Kids' Books: How Do Publishers Stack Up’ is a report plus consumer guide that lists out book publishers that are not linked ...