The River Course Takes a Giant Leap Forward to Finish Ninth in Golfweek Ranking

October 5, 2011 / No Comments

In what could be seen as a new shining feather in its already bright cap, the Pete Dye River Course, (a.k.a The River Course ) has been ranked ninth in Golfweek’s latest Best Campus Courses list. Don’t frown it has finished only in the ninth position  - the ranking is in fact very significant as the ninth slot has come ...

Tornado-hit Compass Minerals Rock Salt Mine Back on Track

October 5, 2011 / No Comments

As you already know, the tornado that lashed Canada on August 21st had thrown a spanner in the works at Sifto Canada Corp’s Goderich, Ontario, rock salt mine. The bad times are finally on the wane and the company, a subsidiary of Compass Minerals, has resumed rock salt production and vessel shipping to highway deicing and chemical customers from the ...

Drohan’s Eco-Friendly Furniture Gets Very Personal

October 4, 2011 / No Comments

Gathering eco-friendly furniture is no easy job. Neither transporting wood from overseas in ships nor chopping down old-growth trees is advisable. The best green option is to keep the production local. It will be good for the environment; it’ll sustain US economy; and create job opportunities. It is these needs that green-certified designer Kristin Drohan tries to meet. Drohan has got ...

Honda Leads Green Race with 11 Certified Green Buildings

October 4, 2011 / No Comments

In North America's green race, Honda has overtaken all other automakers. It now leads all others with 11 certified green buildings in North America. Recently, both Honda's North American power train division in Anna, OH and their Canadian headquarters in Ontario bagged LEED certification from the non-profit Green Building Council, taking the automaker's LEED-certified total to 11 facilities ...

Coffee-Powered Car Zips Past World Record [Video]

October 3, 2011 / No Comments

Most dregs are not as useless as they appear to be. For example, coffee dregs, or coffee grounds, which we used to rubbish till recently. Not only are they not useless, they can be put to excellent use, like fueling a car. Though several eco-friendly uses are existent for coffee grounds, like powering electronics, growing gourmet mushrooms and adding them to ...

Manna from Heavens for Parched Throats

October 3, 2011 / No Comments

At long last, we have found an oasis for those thirsting for safe drinking water in developing countries. A galaxy of researchers at Purdue University has invented a prototype water disinfection system that could provide the world’s 800 million people with safe drinking water. The new technology uses solar UV to disinfect water. The system uses ultraviolet radiation from the sun ...

NASA Unfurls Plans for Largest Solar Sail Ever

September 30, 2011 / No Comments

NASA is on cloud nine. It has plans to expand its exploratory horizons through deploying solar sails that will harness solar power. This will increase spacecraft efficiency and lower operating costs. NASA recently unveiled plans to advance the technology by rolling out the largest-ever solar sail created--- in 2015. The next-gen solar spacecraft will deploy and operate a sail seven times ...

Toyota Prius C Coming to Japan in January 2012; To be Called Aqua

September 30, 2011 / No Comments

The Toyota Prius C will be known in Japan by the name Aqua when it launches there in January 2012. The compact hybrid is expected to launch sometime in the same year in the US. The Aqua will sport a starting price of 1.7 million yen (around $22,236). That price is roughly 300,000 yen cheaper than the 2011 Prius. To keep the ...

Used Tires Assume the Shape of Kids’ Playground

September 29, 2011 / No Comments

Anne Marie van Splunter, the grand artist-designer, has deflated the common misconception that used tires are useless. Her fertile imagination, wedded to the requisite know-how, has given birth to a wonderful project for refugee kids in Thailand - a playground. Her amazing `Rubber Tree’ design concept has resulted in a fun project for kids. Statistics say that consumers in the United ...

Europe Gearing Up to Usher in More Diesel Hybrids

September 29, 2011 / No Comments

Can you believe that 50% of all European vehicles will spew only 120 gm of carbon dioxide, by 2015? Frost & Sullivan says that awareness of sustainable mobility has prompted automakers to develop low-emission vehicles. And so, the consulting firm, quite confidently, claims that one out of every two vehicles sold in Europe will emit less CO2 in four years. But ...