Sanyo’s Electric Hybrid Bike: The Eneloop Bike

December 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

Sanyo Electric will release an electric hybrid bicycle that has a Lithium ion secondary battery and a twofold assist force, early next February 2009 in Japan. Dubbed the "eneloop bike (product No: CY-SPA226)" it's an industry's first product that reflects revisions in the Road Traffic Law Enforcement Regulations that came into effect on Dec 1, 2008. The maximum drive assist ratio ...

China Turns to Ethanol-powered Buses from Sweden to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 4, 2008 / No Comments

China is turning to ethanol-powered buses from Sweden to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An ethanol-powered bus made from up north - Sweden (the bus is the same color as Sweden's flag) is seen on the streets of Beijing, capital of the middle kingdom. An ethanol-powered environmentally-friendly bus can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet Euro-V emission standards. But, the 18 ...

Hurricane Science for Safety Forum

December 4, 2008 / No Comments

Unusual Collection of Interests to Discuss Land Use and Environmental Issues at This Week's Hurricane Science for Safety Forum. Attendees of this week's Hurricane Science for Safety Forum in Orlando, FL, will see what happens when you get environmentalists, free market thinkers, and insurance interests together to discuss vital issues like protecting sensitive wetlands, minimizing the ...

Venice Faces Worst Flooding in Two Decades – Climate Change Blamed

December 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

When the Earth fights back, it ain't pretty. What could be worse than too much snow on Mt. Everest? How about too much water in Venice? Venice is suffering from its worst flooding in 22 years. In the Renaissance city water stood more than 1.5 meter deep. Authorities worried that the sea lapping at the lagoon city would rise to ...

Pygmy Tarsiers Reappear Dramatically After 80 Years of Disappearance

December 3, 2008 / No Comments

These are the Pygmy Tarsiers and recently, scientists have found three of these alive in the Indonesian forests. So what is so special about them? Well, the last time someone saw one of these alive was apparently way back in 1921 and while that does not mean they are extinct, it has been hard to find a considerable population of these ...

Evolution of Turtle Shell: The Mystery Gets Cracked Open by Scientists

December 3, 2008 / 2 Comments

Uncovered in south west China last year, Odontochelys semistestacea seems to be the oldest known turtle fossil - believed to date 220 million years back. More important it was used to put back the pieces regarding the evolution of the turtle shell. Since long, paleontologists have been debating over the course of how the turtle developed its shell as some claimed ...

How Green Are You? Reusable Alice in Wonderland Maxi Pads

December 3, 2008 / No Comments

So, you really think you are green, eh? Just how green are you? Fellows, no need to read any further. Ladies - how about reusable maxi pads - made in Japan - where being clean and being eco-friendly go together? The pads, and this is more information than any man would want to know, come in many different designs, including Alice ...

Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina: Breathtaking Grandeur of Ice and Snow

December 3, 2008 / 1 Comment

Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina is one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on the planet, with vast stretches of unending snow-covered peaks and valleys hidden deep in the heart of the mighty and often unforgiving Andes. Both stirring our imagination and challenging our survival skills, this amazing panorama can be as deadly to a lost tourist as it is a ...

Nissan’s FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle)

December 3, 2008 / No Comments

Last week in San Francisco I got to see another car of the future, always in the future that is. Part of Nissan's Green Program the FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) is not only eco-friendly, but also looks pretty good. Right? Meanwhile you can read more about Nissan's Green Program 2010 and some of their Environmental Activities. [gallery]

Gay penguins steal eggs from straight couples, become segregated, ostracized

December 2, 2008 / No Comments

There is a Penguin Gay couple in Harbin, China. The two penguins are trying to steal eggs from straight birds so that they can become 'fathers.' Other birds in the zoo have noticed the deception and are ostracizing the gay twosome. The gay couple placed stones at the feet of parents to try to hide the eggs they stole. The zookeepers now ...