Miljøbil Grenland and Tata Motors

December 11, 2008 / No Comments

I was doing some research on Tata Motors and learned some 20 things that I listed up. One of the things I learned was Tata Motors has a 50.3% holding in electric vehicle technology firm Miljø Grenland/Innovasjon of Norway. So, off to Norway I went to learn something about this technology. The company bills itself as a "Driving for a Cleaner Environment." ...

Greenpeace Protests Whale Hunting in Mexico City

December 10, 2008 / 2 Comments

I am not very smart. I freely admit that and sometimes readers remind me of it. But, I do believe there are not many whales in Mexico City. I think Mexico City is landlocked. This causes me to wonder, "What in the world are Greenpeace protestors doing chaining themselves to the Japanese embassy in Mexico City to protest whale hunting?" I ...

Naked Argentinian Playboy Model, Vanessa Carbone, Protests Whale Hunting outside Japanese Embassy in Chile

December 10, 2008 / No Comments

A naked Argentinian Playboy model, Vanessa Carbone, has got my attention. She was found in the buff, in her birthday suit protesting outside the Japanese Embassy in Chile about whale hunting by the Japanese. Her placard says - "let them live." I'd like to say something, too, about what I'd like her to let do with ... never mind. Vanessa also ...

Some of the Most Dangerous Mountains in the World

December 10, 2008 / 9 Comments

For some of us, mountains are the best places for a vacation, but for others is a way of living. I'm talking about climbers that take their chances to make it "on top of the world", conquering some of the highest mountains out there. But some are not only after heights, they're after the most dangerous mountains. They need adrenaline, ...

Environmentally Friendly Skating Rinks Made from Resin Panels in Japan

December 9, 2008 / 3 Comments

Toyama prefecture is located in northern Japan. It gets cold there in the winter, but not really cold enough to freeze a lake or a pond. Not to worry, Japan has an answer to those who still want to go skating. There's a skating made out of resin, plastic. It's 300-square-meters square and  billed as environmentally friendly. The two reasons are ...

Plane Stupid Activists Taken Into Custody After Protest at Stansted Airport

December 9, 2008 / 1 Comment

57 activists belonging to an environment organization called Plane Stupid were taken into custody by the Police after they broke on to the Stansted Airport runway area and caused trouble in the restricted region. The protests lead to dozens of planes being canceled as the air traffic was halted for over 5 hours at the airport causing inconvenience to thousands ...

How to Recycle PET Bottles, the Stylish Way

December 9, 2008 / No Comments

Plastic is one of the biggest demons that plagues the environment today and while we would love to do away with it completely, it just isn't that simple. Swiss company Recycline is offering a very interesting and cute way to recycle and reuse plastic with its new range of products that transform PET bottles into newspaper racks, vases, napkin rings and ...

Pinon House Renovation by Designer Erik Sommerfeld

December 9, 2008 / 1 Comment

This 1950's home - the Pinon House, was reinvented into its modern form by designer Erik Sommerfeld, who carefully used simple design and lighting concepts along with green building material to blend in the old with the new. The wonderful and elegant use of wood along with the traditional concrete in the home helped give the home its modern look ...

World’s Fastest Land Animal Not Fast Enough to Stay off Endangered Species List

December 8, 2008 / 1 Comment

For some of us who have grown up watching the Cheetah hunt down prey in all its splendor and magnificence over prime time Discovery television, it is hard to even believe what we has been revealed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Cheetah - the fastest land animal in the world, has now been officially added to the list of ...

To Think – Japan Wonders Why The Country Cannot Meet Its Kyoto Protocol Goals

December 8, 2008 / No Comments

he problem is not why Japan cannot meet its protocol goals. The problem is why Japan doesn't know WHY it's not meeting its goal. Consider these two most recent Christmas displays. This one is not technically a Christmas display, but it's Christmas, and here it is. It's called the Kobe Luminarie in central Kobe, home of Kobe Bryant and Kobe beef. ...