Verdier’s Incredible Solar-Powered Eco-RV

November 20, 2008 / No Comments

Most of the RVs out there are arguably the worst things to happen to the planet in terms of both efficiency and carbon emissions. But unlike those, the Verdier Solar-Powered Eco-RV is quite a simple and stunning green carrier as it mixes design, solar energy and some sort of lavish luxury. Five models dubbed Woody, Geeky, Ebony, Blueberry, and Purity, are ...

Mind what you print: The planet pays a heavy price for paper

November 20, 2008 / No Comments

It seems ironic and even startling to an extent when one gets to know that the paper industry across the world produces three times more carbon emissions than aviation industry. It might be a touch unbelievable, but if you consider the fact that thousands of acres of trees are mowed down for paper and that subsequently only adds to carbon footprint, ...

Winterize Your Bike Ride in Four Easy Steps

November 20, 2008 / No Comments

No matter what people tell you, one of the best ways to go green is by cycling around the neighborhood whenever possible instead of using your car for every short ride. If you happen to be a fitness freak, then you will also find this as a great way to keep fit and enjoy your ride as you go along. But ...

The Floating Aerohotel: The Extravagant Green Island

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

Architect Alexander Asadov has created a superb amalgamation of futuristic space-age design and a green hub that preserves nature's most delicate ecosystems. Looking like something that is decades ahead of its time, the floating Aerohotel is a man-made structure that hovers over water bodies like an artificial island, that will house public spaces, gardens, hotels and other commercial spaces without being ...

Earlier Snowcapped Mt. Takadake – Global Cooling in Japan?

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

Mt. Takadake is in the Aso volcano zone of Kumamoto Prefecture on the southern most island of Kyushu, one of Japan's four main islands, but not ALL of Japan's island. The mountain was found snowcapped Tuesday. The Kyushu region had its first snow of the season says the Kumamoto local meteorological observatory. The snow on the 1,592 meter (5,250') peak came ...

Climate Change in California Causes Heavy Losses

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

Without any fanfare it's no longer global warming, well not as often anyway, but climate change. No matter. Real estate assets in California are said to be at risk to extreme weather events, sea level rise, wild fires and such, to the tune of $2.5 trillion. A group of researchers in UC Berkeley are the first to quantify the costs of ...

Brazilian Leaf House Adds to Nature’s Splendor

November 19, 2008 / 1 Comment

Designed by Mareines + Patalano, this great beach home outside of Rio de Janeiro stands as a beautiful compliment to nature and adds to the planet's beauty and tranquility. Except for a stunning architectural show, the Brazilian Leaf House packs many green features, a perfect combination of form with function. Designed as a giant tropical banana leaf and looking like a ...

Air New Zealand and Boeing to Fly High on Weed Power

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

Jatropha is a weed that grows in plenty in nations like India, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania and is often a serious threat to food crops as it grows at a rapid pace and uses up all nutrients in soil. But Air New Zealand along with Boeing and Rolls Royce's testing unit are turning this unwanted pest into biofuel for flights ...

Lifejackets to Rescue the Polar Bears from melting ice!

November 19, 2008 / No Comments

There is absolutely no doubt that carbon emissions caused by excessive use of fossil fuel and our callous cutting of trees have caused global warming to creep up to such dangerous levels that it is causing a serious threat to the polar ice caps and all the animals that reside in the cold paradise. Polar Bears have been stranded on melting ...

Japan Sets New CO2 Record

November 18, 2008 / No Comments

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions hit a record high making Japan the world's fifth-largest CO2 producer and putting them at risk of an embarrassing failure to meet its Kyoto target over the next four years. The increase of 2.3 percent last year was largely due to the closure of Japan's biggest nuclear power plant after an earthquake. Emissions rose to 1.371 billion ...