Eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly and Attractive: Interior Design Tips for Greener Living

May 3, 2014 / No Comments

The drive to be more eco-friendly is gaining traction. As the average citizen becomes more aware of the issues facing the environment; so does the role people are playing in said issues. More and more are interested in doing their part, and ‘greener’ goods are becoming increasingly available. When it comes to interior design, you may worry a ‘greener’ home means ...

Paper Maps See End Of The Road, No Regular Production Anymore

April 1, 2014 / No Comments

The traditional paper maps may soon be a matter of history as Ordnance Survey is thinking of ending the policy that demanded routine production of paper maps in Great Britain. Declining sales over the years has pushed the loved maps in the range of other navigational aids like North Star and sextant. Most consumers now prefer electronic navigation options, which is why ...

Unique Program Aimed at Helping Reduce Water Consumption Sees Good Results

February 10, 2014 / No Comments

A unique program to aid reducing water consumption and use water more efficiently that has been kicked off in Northern California is treading the success terrain in a big way. The program envisaged by the California Water Foundation (CWF ) and the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD ) has had its pilot venture running, and it allows users to ...

Hamburg to go Car-Free in 20 Years

January 10, 2014 / No Comments

Hamburg, the German city, is on road to be a car free metro in the next 20 years’ time.  It is being said that the city’s proposed Green Network will make sure that the need for cars will be eliminated  in the next 20 year period and the car lanes will transform themselves into bike lanes and pedestrian pathways. Going car ...

Abandoned Vineyard in Spain, Dating Back 1000 Years, Discovered

December 27, 2013 / No Comments

Archaeologists have discovered a 1000 year old vineyard in Zaballa, a settlement that is thought to have been abandoned in the 15th century. The place came into light after researchers from the University of Basque Country decided to excavate Zaballa and 300 places that settlers left from as time passed by. The archaeologists identified a number of terraced fields at the vineyards ...

Bike Cleans Air as You Pedal

December 12, 2013 / No Comments

Biking, as you know, is a green exercise. What if your bike adds some technology to itself to make the air it kisses more greener, even as you go on pedalling? Bangkok-based Lightfog Creative & Design Company has now come up with one such concept. The new design concept thinks on the lines of ultimate eco-friendliness, and is capable of purifying ...

New EPA Standards Force Closure of Last Primary Lead Smelter in the USA

November 13, 2013 / No Comments

The Doe Run Company has announced the closure of its primary lead smelting plant in Herculaneum, Missouri. This is due to the 2008 change in the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for lead. The allowable amount was reduced to one tenth of the previous level. The original acceptable levels were from 1.5 µg/m3 (micrograms of lead per cubic meter of ...

Christmas Lights Are Going Green

November 12, 2013 / No Comments

Many people remember their parents putting up the Christmas lights all over the outside of the house, lining windows, doorways and the outline of the roof and eaves. Outside trees and shrubs received a plentiful dose of lighting too. In colder climates, I remember the white, snow-laden trees where the red, green, yellow and blue lights prevented the snow from ...

Aqua Design Innovations Miniature Aquaponics Ecosystem is Awe Inspiring

October 25, 2013 / No Comments

A miniature aquaponics ecosystem that uses nutrients from fish waste to grow herbs and other plants is round the bend. Designed and developed by Eric and his team at Aqua Design Innovations, the innovation aims at using the ecosystem as a platform to raise environmental awareness and to educate people about aquaponics, a green, efficient and sustainable method of food ...

Dutch Cyclist Sets New World Speed Record

September 20, 2013 / No Comments

A 23-year-old Dutch cyclist has broken the previous world record for the fastest bike speed in The Netherlands. Sebastiaan Bowier has set this world record by achieving a top speed of 83.13 mph. This high-tech recumbent bicycle was designed and built by Dutch students from TU Delft and VU University Amsterdam. The team developed a bike dubbed the VeloX3 with low ...