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 ...

Japanese Whalers Go Off on Annual Whale Hunt

November 18, 2008 / 1 Comment

Though GreenPacks may not have gotten everything right with the Faroe Whale Cull tradition, it's not a stretch to say that the Japanese are headed out on their annual slaughter of whales. This morning, a Japanese whaling ship left for the Antarctic Ocean to do its 'research.' The vessel, Nissin Maru, sailed under the protection of the Japanese Coast Guard ... ...

Not Evil Just Wrong Documentary Goes After Gore and Inconvenient Truth

November 17, 2008 / No Comments

Not Evil Just Wrong Documentary is pledging to do to Al Gore and his Inconvenient Truth what Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 did for George W Bush. You all can yell at me later, but I totally believe in free speech, open and honest discussion. Watch out as I attempt to take a leap into the Prop 8 arena here. When ...

Green Commercial and Entertainment Center in Seoul, Korea

November 17, 2008 / No Comments

This fantastic amalgamation of architecture with green design has been conjured up by Mass Studies Architecture and has taken shape in Gangnam, Seoul. The beautiful structure is more like a set of living breathing walls clad in green and the entire space has a feeling of refreshed atmosphere even though it is caught in a concrete filled suburb. With a mossy ...

Real Men Proving Themselves the Wrong Way

November 17, 2008 / 20 Comments

What happens when a species is categorized under "least concern", meaning there is no threat of being threatened? The answer is simple and you'll likely get the idea by the time you finish reading. The Faeroes are a group of islands in Northern Europe, between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, an autonomous province of Denmark since 1948. Every ...

The Vauxhall Sky Garden in London, to Produce Food

November 17, 2008 / 1 Comment

With the modern world stretching out vertically, rather than horizontally, it's also inevitable for our green structures and gardens. Amin Taha Architects are building gardens in the sky in their new Vauxhall tower, with 25,000 square feet of communal gardens, each three stories in height. The new green structures may not only be a great place for evening walk and social ...

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 ...