Conservation

The Water School Launches Program in Haiti to Help Eradicate Cholera

November 15, 2010 / No Comments

The Water School, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide simple, safe, strategic, and sustainable clean water solutions to the developing world is launching a noble initiative in Haiti. It aims at teaching the people there to purify their water so they can reduce such water borne diseases in the future.

Siemens Expects Euro 40 billion in Green Revenue by 2014

November 10, 2010 / No Comments

By year 2014, Europe’s largest conglomerate, Siemens A.G. anticipates that its green technology activities would have generated revenues close to 40 billion euros ($55.83 billion). The company has declared that its 2010 fiscal year saw revenue generation from it environmental portfolio touching 28 billion euros, a figure that already outstrips the target that the company had set for 2011, which ...

Levi’s Waterless Jeans Cut Down on Water

November 8, 2010 / No Comments

Buying a pair of jeans was getting to be a difficult choice for the committed environmental activist. The fact that the blue color that is the birthright of a typical pair of jeans, could only be achieved by using almost 42 liters of water during textile production, was indeed a bitter pill to swallow.

Las Vegas’ Green Efforts Get Encouragement from Travelocity

October 27, 2010 / No Comments

Travelocity, the internationally known online travel company, has launched a Las Vegas Green Hotel sale that could help clients save up to 32%. The move is in recognition of Las Vegas incorporating a host of environment friendly practices into everyday living.

Eco Expo Asia to Feature Energy Innovation

October 12, 2010 / 2 Comments

Asia’s leading environmental protection fair, The Eco Expo Asia will be held from 3rd to 6th November in Hong Kong. It will showcase the latest innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural resource protection and eco-friendly products. This second edition of the event is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

Clothing Swaps to Cut Carbon Footprint & Aid Domestic Violence Shelters

October 5, 2010 / 1 Comment

Here’s a great idea. Clothing swaps can prove to be a move towards going green, and the effort could also help endeavors to raise money for a charity initiative. Swap for Good, a grassroots, volunteer-led campaign aims at encouraging people to host clothing swaps, as a way to raise money for local domestic violence shelters.

Lotus City Car Hybrid Concept Makes Paris Debut

October 4, 2010 / No Comments

Automaker Lotus has introduced its new City Car concept. As the name suggests, it is an economic urban runabout and employs dazzling looks. The car features an advanced series of hybrid technology with range extender engine and single-speed transmission.

Porsche 911 GT3R Hybrid Gears Up For North American Racing Debut

September 30, 2010 / No Comments

Porsche's 480-horsepower 911 GT3R hybrid vehicle will make its North American racing debut at the competition of the Petit Le Mans (PLM) in the unclassified category. The race will test the GT3R's on-track abilities and its unique hybrid propulsion system.

Lea Michele Likely to Go Naked for PETA Campaign

September 28, 2010 / No Comments

Actress Lea Michele’s at PETA’s 30th anniversary gala at Los Angeles generates more positive speculation about her appearance in the organizations’ ‘I’d rather go naked campaigns’. Earlier the actor indicated that she could extend her support without dropping her clothes.

Fondness for Hybrid Cars Linked to the Genes

September 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

The team of American researchers at Standford University who studied consumer preferences among twins found that certain consumer behaviors or traits have a genetic basis. The researchers, led by Itamar Simonson, discovered that the likings for specific things such as hybrid cars, chocolates, science fiction movies and jazz by certain people seemed to be related to their genes.