The Best Job in The World, Island Caretaker Needed

January 14, 2009 / 4 Comments

Have you ever thought what's the best job in the world? We've "conducted research" and can say for certain that you'll have to be an island caretaker. Tourism Queensland is looking for a person who's willing to look after Australia's Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, the jewel in the crown of the Whitsunday Islands. The successful applicant will ...

Japan Continues its Feast on Whale Meat Despite Efforts of Sea Shepherd

January 14, 2009 / No Comments

Japanese continue to pig out on whale meat. Or is is whale out on pig meat? "Why do people say we can't eat the things we've eaten since the end of World War II?" asked Koji Shingu, the proprietor of a whale eatery called Yushin in Tokyo, a few blocks from the city's oldest temple, a popular tourist draw. Japan has hunted ...

Malaysia to Use Satellite Monitoring to Stop Illegal Logging

January 13, 2009 / 1 Comment

Illegally logged trees amount to one-third of all forest area that is cleared in Malaysia each year according to the World Wildlife Fund. An insanely large amount of lush green forest area is being simply destroyed. That is exactly the reason why the Malaysian government is doing all it can to ensure that illegal logging is stopped with immediate effect. Operation ...

Olive Waste Turned Into Renewable Energy Source

January 13, 2009 / 2 Comments

Olive waste is something that really does not catch our imagination, as most often it is the edibles and the peace-preaching branches that hog our attention. An Israeli company is finding new ways to turn the trash into energy source by compressing and using olive waste into solidified rolls. Olivebar turns waste produced from the olive plant into an energy source that ...

UFO is Unpredictable Foreign Obstacle to Wind Turbine

January 13, 2009 / No Comments

There's an investigation going on in Lincolnshire, UK. Locals are saying that an UFO might be the cause for damage to a wind turbine. A strange light appeared from nowhere causing damage to the giant whirlygig. Hmm ... well, I don't believe in UFOs, and I suppose there are people who don't believe that wind turbines are a viable source for ...

Toyota Plans 10 New Hybrid-Gas Electric Models

January 13, 2009 / No Comments

Toyota says it will launch as many as 10 new hybrid gas-electric models within the next four years IF the economic downturn doesn't prevent them and IF there is renewed consumer demand. When gas was $4+ gallon (US) consumers didn't mind paying an extra $3-5,000. They seem to mind now that gas is half that price. Toyota has a fleet of 500 ...

15 Deadly Effects of Global Warming: A Catastrophe in the Making?

January 13, 2009 / 2 Comments

There is a point beyond which you cannot trample with the mightily patient Mother earth. She has taken everything that has been thrown at her and has tried to balance the planet and keep it up and running by making tiny adjustments and giving us gentle jolts once in a while. But when the planet that you call home is ...

College Student Comes Up With Affordable Solar-powered Fridge

January 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

It seems a bit odd that the idea of 21 year old British student Emily Cummins is really being seriously looked at, now when you consider that both the blueprint and the usage of a simple technique of evaporation to cool things has been in operation since long. The not-so-unique cooling device conceived by the young Brit is a simple machine ...

Eliica – The 8-wheeled Electric Lithium-Ion Car

January 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Modern day electric cars and bikes are most often viewed by the vast majority as slow slugs that really are no match for the Ferraris and that Hayabusas on the road. But that perception of owning an electric car 'just for the sake of the planet' is being fast changed and Eliica is attempting to bring about that change with ...

Motorola Renew W233: World’s First Carbon Neutral Mobile Unveiled at CES

January 12, 2009 / 2 Comments

It seems that the sinking Motorola is not going down without a fight and if not in the mobile world, it sure is winning the battle in the 'green domain' with the unveiling of the world's first carbon neutral mobile cell phone at CES this year. Motorola Renew W233 is being dubbed as the world's first carbon-free mobile and that is ...