When Mother Nature Gets Really Mad

November 12, 2008 / No Comments

If the Earth had a personality of its own, if Mother Nature were a real entity ... we would be able to see the results of when she gets mad. Really really mad! The Dasongshu Village of Xishelu Township in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China's Yunnan Province was cut in half by a landslide. From the pics I can ...

What’s the Zap Electric Car?

November 10, 2008 / 6 Comments

A redesigned 2009 Zap Electric Car with a hatchback will make its debut in Sacramento. Performance • 0 – 60 mph : 7.7 seconds • Vmax: 100 mph • EV range: 100+ miles (160.9 kilometer) • Vehicle curb mass: 1612.6 lbs (733 kg) MSRP - $32,500 ZAP is a leader in electric transportation and has been since 1994. They have delivered over 100,000 ...

Schwimmhaus the Modern House Boat

November 10, 2008 / 1 Comment

Living in a house boat is a very unique experience and when the boat is surrounded by a spectacular scenery that steals your heart, then it becomes even more special. Schwimmhaus is a modern house boat constructed by German architects at Confused-Directionthat, that provides the perfect holiday on still waters. Designed to float and made of prefab, the house boat upholds ...

Delicious Vegan Cookies from Kookie Karma

November 10, 2008 / No Comments

This is a real good treat to all those who have gone 'all-vegetarian' or wish to adopt a vegan lifestyle by filtering away everything that is both unnatural and is not a vegan product. The Kookie Karma brand of cookies allows you to enjoy fresh cookies that are baked once each day and are free of everything both artificial and dairy. They ...

Stackable Sky Village High Rise in Copenhagen

November 10, 2008 / No Comments

Green architecture has really taken off in the last couple of years into a while new strata where you have buildings rotating, dancing, swiveling, walking and now looking like a game with blocks of Lego. Sky Village High Rise created by MVRDV and ADEPT architects is a wonderful and structurally simple creation that ushers green architecture in a whole new ...

Sweden’s Naturhus – House in a Greenhouse

November 10, 2008 / 3 Comments

There is always the eternal question of who do we exactly dub as a genius and what is the scale to measure and tag someone as a genius. While views vary widely, one of the most accepted theory is that and man who thinks way ahead of his time in his methods and approach, can be called a genius. Taking that ...

Smuggled Ivory Ends Up in China

November 10, 2008 / No Comments

GP gets mad at what happens to our biggest land friend, the elephant. We certainly don't like seeing the giants exploited on eBay. Back in July, China got the okay to import ivory of endangered elephants, but sure enough, products and sculptures made of smuggled ivory have found their way into China. On Nov. 5, 2008 smuggled ivory sculptures were ...

What’s a Leathernist?

November 10, 2008 / No Comments

I might have heard of a jeanist. But it's definitely my first time to hear of a leathernist. Apparently, in Japan, they pick the female and male stars/models who are the most unfriendly to our leathered friends. Not only that, they award them with trophies to say thank you for the cows and horses that sacrificed their lives so they ...

It’s Raining Rose Petals

November 10, 2008 / No Comments

To be sure, if it's raining rose petals, there's got to be a party going on, people getting married or falling love. But, no matter, the flowers aren't going to be happy. There's a hotel in Dalian, China that is doing its part to be as unfriendly to the prettier side of our environment by allowing its hotel to be ...

Coal Efficiency to Get Boost in China

November 6, 2008 / No Comments

China does a pretty lousy job of getting the most from its coal. The country uses about 3.3 tons of raw material to produce one ton of coal while at the same time the U.S. uses about 1.25 tons to get the same result. Other countries that get about an 80% return are Australia, Germany and Canada. The "Red Panda" is ...