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Wheego Whip Life EV to Hit Roads this March

February 10, 2011 / No Comments

Electric car makers Wheego are close on the heels of Volt and Leaf with their Whip Life. The EV was launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Recently the Life got EPA certification was given the green signal for its launch.

Stars Line Up Against Factory Farmed Pork

February 9, 2011 / No Comments

A new film, Pig Business, looks at how factory farmed pork are developed and supports to end the practice of raising animals in factories as well as better being of ‘farmed for food’ animals. Sienna Miller, Stella McCartney and other stars supporting the film are pushing for a ban on factory farmed pork in Europe.

West Hollywood First US City to Ban Fur?

February 8, 2011 / No Comments

Could West Hollywood be the first fur free city in the U.S? Well that is what the residents and animal rights organizations are pushing for. Anand Ramanathan IDA’s CEO prompted the city council of West Hollywood to ban the sale of fur in the city in a rally at Matthew Shepard Human Rights Triangle Park on Friday.

Himiko, the Retro Style Electric Car, Arrives

February 4, 2011 / No Comments

It is quite rare to see electric cars take age-old car design, but the Japanese company Mitsuoka Motors have done it. EVs usually are compact, efficient designs but the Himiko -  developed by Mitsuoka - is derived from Mazda NC MX-5 sports car. The car’s design, dating back to older times, is simpler and stylish. The car is named after ...

Obama’s EV Dream May Remain Unfulfilled

February 4, 2011 / No Comments

In his State of the Union address last month, US president Obama said he is aiming to get 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. This goal may never be achieved because automakers are quite uncertain about consumer demand.

Oak Casks Made Up into Hotel Rooms

February 2, 2011 / No Comments

For the wine lovers among us, The De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel in the Netherlands is offering a rare treat in the lodging arena. They have rooms wherein to sleep inside old wine barrels - in fact, there are four of them.

India’s Mumbai to get the Cybertecture Egg

February 1, 2011 / No Comments

James Law Cyber Structure has been invited by Vijay Associates (Wadhwa Developers) to build an iconic egg shaped construction in Mumbai, India. The highly ambitious project will be done at Plot C70 of Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai; currently the most expensive piece of land in the country.

Body Odor-Free Apparels from Woolrich

February 1, 2011 / No Comments

Woolrich a.k.a. the Original Outdoor Clothing Company in association with Agion, forerunners in odor-fighting solutions have lined up outerwear that eliminates body odor passively without the need for washing.

Expanding & Connecting Reserves Could Save Tigers from Extinction

January 29, 2011 / 1 Comment

Conservationists say that if the tiger population needs to expand, the tiger reserves should increase both in area and numbers. Tiger range countries’ goal is to double the existing population by 2022. It’s a pity that only some 3200 tigers are left in the entire world. It is calculated that Asia could support 10,000 tigers, three times the current population ...

Ford Green Plans Gain Momentum

January 26, 2011 / No Comments

The Ford Focus Electric is getting a makeover to make it even ‘greener’. The car will now be built of recyclable and renewable materials. Ford’s product sustainability manager Carrie Majeske has been quoted as saying that an EV is also called a green vehicle, and so Ford has gone ahead by stuffing out the materials used in Focus Electric with ...