England, Wind Power ‘Capital City’ in Europe

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

The north-east of England is soon to become the centre of an enormous wind farm industry that is being proposed to be set up because of its close proximity to the sea. Today with 3GW (a supply enough for 2m homes) of the 75GW of electricity consumed, Britain has come up to the fifth position, leaving behind Denmark in the ...

Sales of Elephant Ivory Banned on eBay

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

It has been declared by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) that a ban on elephant ivory will be brought into force from 1st January 2009. This has been a result of a thorough investigation by the IFAW that more than 7,000 wildlife products were found listed on 183 websites spread over 11 countries and astonishingly 73% of the ...

Open Rotor Propeller Plane by Rolls Royce, Cuts Down on Emissions

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

Here's another new discovery towards the green revolution! Rolls Royce has come up with a brilliant modified version of an open rotor propeller plane installed with a less noise making engine as opposed to its original loud engine. The engine has been tested with results showing a remarkable cut down on greenhouse gas emissions to 30% and also a great save ...

Tuna Under Threat in SE Asia Ecosystem

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

Some key tuna species, are under threat from overfishing in SE Asia's diverse Coral Triange region. The World Wildlife Fund is calling for a drastic rethink to stave off collapse. Indeed, we'd better save the coral, feeding the people be dam ....! The bluefin and bigeye tuna are overfished says the WWF. The Coral Triangle is bounded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the ...

Aussies Pressure Japanese on Whaling

October 23, 2008 / 1 Comment

The Aussies are putting more pressure on the Japanese and Japan's whaling exploits. Japan is permitted to kill 850 minke and 50 fin whales each year to prove that whale populations can recover. I am sure there is some logic there somewhere - we can kill to prove that they can survive. And the mean from the whales is sold ...

30% of World’s Heart Attacks Caused by Western Diet

October 23, 2008 / 1 Comment

Well, here's a conundrum. There's not enough food to feed all the people in the world (so some say) but there's a very easy way to make people live longer, thus increasing the number of people that can't be fed. Some 30% of the world's heart attacks are caused by a Western diet. Of course, 30% of the world lives in ...

Four Questions for GE’s Boss in Japan on Becoming Greener

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

General Electric (GE) wants to know what Japan knows about being green. GE wants access to Japan's high tech capabilities in areas of energy conservation and carbon emission reduction. [caption id="attachment_2035" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="General Electric in Schenectady, New York"][/caption] GE's boss in Japan answered 6 questions: Q: Why has GE has been strengthening technical collaboration with Japanese firms? A: Outside the U.S.,in Japan, GE's ...

Dinosaur Dancefloor Discovered on the Arizona-Utah Border

October 23, 2008 / 1 Comment

Geologists have come across a bewildering multitude of dinosaur footprints and tail-drag marks, of at least a 1,000 dinosaurs, on the Arizona-Utah border in the US. It is believed that 190 million years ago, the area, then in the tropics as part of the Pangaea continent, was a sandy oasis much like the Sahara Desert. The tracks reveal that there must ...

Japanese Company Creates Recharger for Electronic Gadgets by Walking

October 21, 2008 / No Comments

This is cool. I can recharge my iPod or my Walkman by just walking. NTT of Japan unveiled a shoe that can generate electricity while it's wearer walks, thanks to a small generator attached to the water-filled soles. When the wearer walks it puts pressure on the sole causing the water to spin a small turbine and generate power. The shoe can generated ...

We Love Animals, We Love Pandas, We Love Parades

October 21, 2008 / 1 Comment

We love animals at Greenpacks. We love pandas at Greenpacks. What could possibly be better than one animal, or one panda? How about a whole parade of pandas?! Good grief, and we thought that the pandas were about to go extinct! No way! Paris is being invaded by the chubby fellows ... some 1600 of them. The paper mache pandas were ...