Giacomini Wetlands in Northern California, Getting Back to Natural

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

After eight years of planning to restore the vastly damaged Giacomini Wetlands in northern California, the National Park Service managed to re-create one of the largest estuary systems in Marin County, which 60 years ago had been unthinkingly cleared out as pasture land for dairy cattle that provided milk and butter during World War II. Took them two years of bulldozing ...

Climate Change Bleaches Corals

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Corals at the Great Barrier Reef are soaking up carbon dioxide at new levels say researchers. As a result, the corals may (operative word) be accelerating bleaching and some might (operative word) be destroyed by 2050. I say operative word because the actual effect is not known and the ultimate outcome is still very much everyone's best guess. Could, maybe, might, ...

Temple of Million Bottles, in Thailand

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

The Wat Pa Maha Chedio Kaew temple in Thailand's Sisaket province about 370 miles to the north east of Bangkok, is known as "Wat Lan Kuad" which means the Temple of Million Bottles. It's a great example of recycling went right with all the temple premises, the crematorium, the surrounding shelters as well as the toilets - all made of recycled ...

Drax to Build Three Biomass Stations in the UK

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Drax, a major energy companies in the UK has revealed that it plans to build three biomass stations in the UK, at a cost of £2 billion. All of the biomass stations will run on biological waste from forestry or industries such as woodchips, straw, sunflower seeds, peanut husks and agricultural products such as sugarcane, hemp or willow. [caption id="attachment_2216" align="aligncenter" ...

Longest Bird Flight : Bar-tailed Godwit Flew Without Stop for 6,230 miles in 8 days

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

A female bar-tailed godwit, a wading bird called E7, has set a new record of having flown 6,230 miles for eight days across the Pacific Ocean to reach her winter home in New Zealand. Much to the astonishment of the monitoring research team, the bird flew continuously without stopping for food, water or rest, making it the longest bird flight we've ...

Two Hinnies Found in Iowa – Abandoned Because of Economical Woes?

October 28, 2008 / No Comments

I don't know if this is spelled right or wrong but it looks to me like somebody lost their backside. Not so. A hinny is a cross between a stallion and a female donkey. Two of them were found at a golf course in Primghar, Iowa. The sheriff's office is looking for the owner of the two unusual four-legged creatures found ...

Purple Cancer-Fighting Tomatoes

October 28, 2008 / No Comments

You say potato, I say poh-tah-toe. You say tomato, I say purple cancer-fighting tomatoes. Seriously, I can't imagine how people can have the gall to think they can improve on the Creator's original product, but British researchers have announced that they have a genetically engineered tomato that is part pizza topping and part berry. What's more, the finished product has helped ...

4 Japanese Companies Race to Boost Solar Cell Materials

October 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

The world's economy may be taking a hit, but solar-cell-related business is still on the up and Japanese companies know this well. Four such companies are increasing the output of their contribution to the solar-cell industry. Mitsui Chemicals produces a sealant film to prevent solar cells from cracking. The firm will raise its annual production of the film from 9,000 tons ...

Fuel-saving Cars – Key to Competitiveness, says Honda

October 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

Honda knows that fuel-saving cars and low inventory are the keys to staying competitive. The company also knows that saving fuel is saving our environment and producing cars on demand doesn't tax other global resources as well. Honda's President was interviewed - excerpts: "Compact cars like the Jazz (known as the Fit in Japan) remain stable in the region, but we are having ...

First Global Xpress (FGX) Takes on UPS, FedEx and DHL With Green Shipping

October 28, 2008 / No Comments

Though they aren't green enough yet, I'm pretty sure that big guys like UPS, FedEx and DHL will always be on top when it comes to shipping your items. However, from time to time, smaller companies with innovative ideas are trying to bring new solutions to the market to get their name out. A very good example is First Global Xpress ...