Skycar Takes the Wheels to the Sky with Biofuel

November 17, 2008 / 1 Comment

Covering a distance of over 3700 miles in air, purely powered by biofuel is something that even the aviation industry would be proud of. But UK's Skycar Team is trying to do that in a car with a giant fan, a powerful engine and a parachute. Skycar is probably the most exciting green vehicle that is waiting to make it out ...

Last Galapagos Pinta Island Turtle, Struggles to Become a Father

November 17, 2008 / No Comments

It is not very often that we are really bothered about the sexual adventures of others, let alone other creatures beyond us. But all fun aside, human activity has driven many species on the planet to the verge of extinction and Lonesome George is one of those who has found himself on that precarious edge. A Pinta Island tortoise, ...

Eco-Lingerie: Sexy Green Fashion Crafted From Recycled Cans

November 17, 2008 / 1 Comment

Reduce, reuse and recycle is the eco-mantra of the environmentally conscious and nothing shouts out green better than recycling old stuff into useful products. The utility goes up by a couple of notches if that recycling ends up producing some real sexy lingerie for women. This may not be the most wearable fabric in the world, but eco-lingerie crafted from ...

7-Eleven’s Convenient Truth

November 16, 2008 / No Comments

Seven Eleven Japan, the convenience store plans to equip all its new stores with LED-based signboards and outdoor lighting. The effort is to reduce emissions of global warming gases. LEDs will likely be able to allow 7-11 to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 3%, or 1.8 tons per store per year times 1000 new stores each year. The Seven & ...

When You Need Hope – Baby Panda Twins

November 14, 2008 / No Comments

My wife and I have a new baby at home. Mia. She will be 10 months old in a week or so. She is pleasant and smiles delightfully every morning as if she is so happy to be alive. What a joy to see her each day. In a word, she reminds me there is hope for the world. Of ...

Japan’s Solar City

November 13, 2008 / 2 Comments

Ota City is Japan's Solar City. Three-quarters of the town's homes are covered by solar panels. The panels are distributed for free. They are also a draw for new residents keen to minimize their power bills. "We moved here because of the panels -- it was something we wanted, but not something we could afford on our own," said a resident. Ota ...

Japan “Plans” to Miss Kyoto Protocol Commitment

November 13, 2008 / No Comments

The latest data about Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions cast a serious doubt over the Japan's commitment to its Kyoto Protocol efforts. The Environment Ministry reported Japan's emissions hit a record high of carbon dioxide, 8.7% more than what Japan spewed in 1990. The 1997 Kyoto treaty calls for Japan to reduce its emissions to 6% BELOW the 1990 level. Japan is going ...

Solar Bridge in Copenhagen by Steven Holl

November 12, 2008 / No Comments

The Copenhagen waterfront will soon have a stunning green jewel that will steal the spotlight with its incredible architecture, high class design and green features that compliment its beautiful structure with elegant ease. It is not very often that you get architectural pieces such as the LM Project by Steven Holl Architects which blends in utility, profitability and eco-friendly enterprise in such ...

Lepidodactylus buleli – New Species of Gecko Discovered by French Scientists

November 12, 2008 / No Comments

The French have discovered there is something else besides new species of cheese to be discovered. Some scientists have hatched a new gecko species - Lepidodactylus buleli, from an egg taken from its nest in a South Pacific island, then transported 12,000 miles to Paris in a Kleenex box. What is remarkable is not just that there is a new species ...

Seville Builds Largest Solar Park in Europe

November 12, 2008 / 1 Comment

You can call this a celestial show on earth or probably the most eco-friendly display of dazzling light aimed at producing clean energy. The Solucar solar park, near Seville, Spain, has been designed to produce 11 megawatts of electricity from the sun's rays, collected by 624 giant movable mirrors. This is the first in a set of a solar power generation ...