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Los Angeles County to Implement the Largest Ban on Plastic Bags in the US

November 17, 2010 / No Comments

The Los Angeles County is going ahead with the largest plastic bag ban ever to be implemented in the US. The ban in the LA County indicates that it will be enforced among a population of 1.1 million people, which is not a small number.

Cogenra Solar Arrays at California Winery Generate Electricity & Hot Water

November 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

Cogenra Solar’s recently installed solar arrays at a northern California winery not only generate electricity but also heats water. The arrays combine conventional photovoltaic solar cells with a system for collecting waste heat. Several parabolic dishes, each 10 meters long and three meters wide and lined with mirrors have been installed at the winery.

Infant Black Hole Being Studied by Scientists

November 16, 2010 / No Comments

A junior high school teacher was the first one to spot the ‘mysterious object’ in 1979. It was consuming interstellar gas and giving out X-rays, much like an infant black hole would. At that time, this was actually a star which was in the process of exploding into a supernova. The black hole is situated 50 million light-years away, in ...

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.

China’s Shenzen Aims at 35,000 EVs On the Streets in 3 Years

November 15, 2010 / No Comments

China is clearly committed to the green revolution. After a myriad new plans and schemes covering renewable energy generation, environmental transportation and such have been implemented and announced, the momentum doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

MiBra Brings in Some Green to Jogging

November 8, 2010 / No Comments

Here’s an unbeatable product in women’s sports wear – a sports bra, that’s eco-friendly stylish, comfortable….and has a pocket for you to place your ipod, keys and some change in while jogging or working out. This is a boon for joggers, who have been stumped about what to do with things like a small purse etc, while jogging.

Huge Demand for SEC’s Green Label Accreditation

November 5, 2010 / No Comments

The green movement in Singapore has received a boost – an eco label from the SEC (Singapore Environment Council) has become a recognized and sought after certification around the world. The label has become so popular that the non-profit SEC is planning to upgrade it and broaden its scope and reach.

Bill Clinton Could Be PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity’ in 2011

November 5, 2010 / No Comments

One of the world’s most famous vegetarians, former US President Bill Clinton is rumored to be in the running for PETA’s 2011 ‘Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity’ contest. Bill Clinton has made a very public shift to a plant-based food diet, better known as vegetarianism for health reasons.

Reusable Eco-friendly Bags in Philippine Malls

November 3, 2010 / 1 Comment

Malls and supermarkets in the Philippines will observe ‘Reusable Bag Day’ on Wednesdays from now on. They will not be giving free plastic bags to their customers, and they will also not be charging them a fee for preferring plastic bags. Plastic bags will absolutely not be available on Wednesdays.

Trees Help Reduce Crime; Says Study

November 2, 2010 / No Comments

A new study by researchers from the U.S. Forest Service suggests that there's a relationship between the size and presence of trees in a neighborhood and a lower rate of criminal activity. It says that some urban trees may actually reduce incidences of property crimes and acts of violence. Study regarding the relationship between trees and crime are done by ...