Japan’s Honda, Nissan Still Going Green, Um, Strong

November 23, 2008 / No Comments

Japanese carmakers, Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. are still going green. All the while, GM and America's car makers have their hands out. In separate events - Nissan announced it was redesigning its Cube subcompact in hopes of moving in on the Japanese fetish for small cars that save on the miles. Nissan will sell the car around the world, ...

41pounds.org stops junk mail and saves the planet

November 23, 2008 / No Comments

41pounds.org stops junk mail and saves the planet. Who they are -41pounds.org is a nonprofit organization wanting to eliminate a big personal nuisance and environmental hazard — junk mail. Why they're here -41pounds.org was started because of being overwhelmed with unwanted and wasteful junk mail. What they do -Sign individual up, contact 20 to 30 direct mail companies to ...

New York Times Goes Green With its Lighting Needs

November 21, 2008 / No Comments

The fabulous New York Times building continues to be known for its brilliant green features and great energy saving campaign. Once an energy-guzzling media fort, the building has now turned into a green hub from where we not only get news, views and reviews, but also reduction in carbon emissions and power consumption. The Times Company has installed Lutron's Quantum management ...

Current Economic Downturn to Kill the Electric Car?

November 20, 2008 / 1 Comment

The current economic recession that is taking over the planet could see the story of the electric car turn from a fairytale comeback into a haunting curse, as car makers and automobile industry is experiencing its worst period ever in 25 years. With companies like GM standing in queue for a bailout, it seems that the green cars line-up that ...

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 ...