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Smart Road System for Green Olympics

July 14, 2008 / No Comments

  Beijing continues to pull out all the stops, stop signs?, to make the usual transportation mess more Olympic friendly, greener, too.  There's a plan: 1. Some 500 vehicles used for shuttling between the Olympic village and venues will be powered by electricity, mixed fuel, or batteries. 780 tons of gasoline and diesel fuel will be saved. C02 will be reduced by ...

The Donald and His $2B Golf Course

June 11, 2008 / 1 Comment

The Donald as they like to call Donald Trump wants to create a $2 billion playground golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland, home of golf. He got environmentalists and one very stubborn farmer, to stand in his way. Trump wants to bring his New York style development plans to an environmentally sensitive stretch of coastline, a legally protected site of scientific interest ...

Oldest Japanese to Reach the Everest Peak

June 3, 2008 / No Comments

Yuichioro Miura, a 75-year-old young man from Japan managed to climb the world's largest peak, Mount Everest. His health and the age did not deter him from taking on that adventure. Image via Snow Dolphins Since China wants to bring the Olympic torch on the Everest, no one was allowed to climb the mountain and Miura was delayed a few days. ...

Beijing Air Pollution : Marathon champ fears for his health

March 12, 2008 / 1 Comment

Haile Gebrselassie a 34 years old Ethiopian runner, the guy that managed to break over 25 world records and won numerous Olympic and World Championship titles, has recently declined going to the Beijing Olympics because of air pollution. The marathon champ who suffers from asthma told Reuters in a phone interview: “The pollution in China is a threat to my health and ...