California’s First Solar Thermal Plant in 20 Years

October 31, 2008 / 1 Comment

Solar energy is without a shadow of a doubt, the leader when it comes to renewable energy sources. It seems that the State of California is assuming the mantle of being the new "Sunshine State" in the US with its amazing progress in utilizing solar energy to the optimum level. Even the economic meltdown that hit the country so hard ...

Summer Phoenix – A PETA Activist and More

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

Summer Phoenix is a PETA activist. She has also been a vegan since birth. Additionally she is an avid supporter of several environmental and animal rights causes and charities. She comes from a family of actors and actresses. Her brother Joaquin Phoenix was in Gladiator and Walk the Line among other films. Speaking of Joaquin, he has just quit acting to ...

Why is the Statue of Liberty Green?

October 30, 2008 / 4 Comments

The Statue of Liberty is dubbed as a symbol of freedom to the shackled, a symbol of hope to the deprived, a symbol of refuge to the homeless and beyond all, a glorious symbol of human spirit and its undying faith in a better tomorrow. The planet today is at a delicate and vital turn where every move we make ...

Wood Gas-fueled Plant in Japan wins Best Renewable Energy Power Plant of the Year

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

Yamagata Prefecture in Japan has a wood gas-to-energy power plant powered by gas engines made by GE. The project generates power from renewable biomass resources that are in abundance and would otherwise be treated as rubbish. The plant which is owned and operated by Yamagata Green Power a subsidiary of renewable energy development firm Japan Biomass Development, received the Best Renewable Energy ...

Cement Producers Work at Cutting CO2 Emissions in China, India

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

Cement companies in Japan are getting in on cutting down on CO2 emissions and hope to help their counterparts in China and India do the same. The Japan Cement Association is taking the lead by sending engineers to China and India to produce estimates for how much CO2 can be decreased. Japanese cement makers are working with the Ministry of Economy, ...

Siberian Winter Not Cold Enough to Make Swans Migrate to Europe

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

Hundreds of Swans that normally migrate from the cold Arctic to the warmer locations in England each year have decided that there is no necessity to go all the way across to UK on a 1,864 kilometer trip as the Siberian winter is still not as cold as it should be. [caption id="attachment_2306" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Wildlife experts were expecting 300 migrating ...

Crystal Maze – Mexico’s Crystal Cave of Giants, 1000 ft below Mexican Desert

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

One look at the spectacular pictures that are captured in the depths of the Crystal Cave of Giants, 1,000 ft below the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico and you will be left dumbfound to describe this amazing wonder hidden deep in the heart of the planet. The scene is very similar to a scene from the flick "The Core", where a set ...

Japanese Firm Sells CO2 Eating Carbon Offset Plants

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

I probably should have studied harder when I was in science class, but I seem to remember that all plants thrive on CO2. Even so, Ota Florticulture Auction Co., which is Japan's largest flower wholesaler, is planning to market a series of arrangements made up of potted plants that gobble up large amounts of CO2. There's always someone wanting to ...

85 Beauties at Miss Earth 2008 Focus on Green Lifestyle

October 30, 2008 / 1 Comment

The Miss Earth 2008 Competition is happening in Manila, where 85 beauties from around the world are declaring their campaigns for a 'green lifestyle.' Asia has some of their best - Miss China Zhou Yingkun, 22. Miss Macau Qian Wei Na, 22, Miss Thailand Piya Porn (her real name) Deejing, 20, Miss Singapore Ivy Leow Kian Peng, 25, Miss Philippines Karla ...

Most Beautiful Satellite Photos of the Earth – Now and Then

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

I found five recent satellite photos of the Earth and I must admit, they're some of the most beautiful, I've seen. It's what the world looks like now from space. [caption id="attachment_2282" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Satellite photo of the Bahamas islands"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2280" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Satellite photo of Guinea-Bissau"][/caption]