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 ...

TogetherGreen With the Help of Audubon and Toyota

October 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

TogetherGreen is an Audubon program funded by Toyota, that aims at helping people get involved in creating a brighter, healthier future. It's a program that provides inspiration, leadership and opportunities that will make people aware and will persuade them to take action at home, in their communities and beyond to improve the health of our environment. Sample projects that received funding ...

LED Light Bulbs That Will Last 30 Years

October 27, 2008 / 4 Comments

If you are in search of an energy efficient but smart looking replacement for your CFL light bulbs, then you can end your hunt here. Frog Design has come out with an innovative LED bulb which is shaped like the conventional bulb instead of a LED, and what is more interesting is that it lasts for a good thirty years. This ...

Origami-inspired Foldable Bamboo Houses by Ming Tang

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

Ming Tang came up with this brilliant idea of constructing these varied origami-inspired foldable bamboo houses after China had been struck by a severe earthquake of 7.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, last May killing 69,000 people. After hearing that the Chinese government is planning to invest to build some 1.5 million temporary homes for the least fortunate, Ming Tang decided ...

World’s Largest Halloween Pumpkin, Grown in Intelligent Greenhouse

October 27, 2008 / 1 Comment

It seems there is an intelligent greenhouse (as opposed to a stupid one, I reckon) in Tianjin, China. The greenhouse is built to show off new agricultural technologies like soilless culture and drip irrigation. [caption id="attachment_2134" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Huge pumpkin growing in an intelligent greenhouse in Tianjin"][/caption] The greenhouse is meant to be a model of modern sightseeing agriculture. It grows huge ...

What Do The Swiss Call Lake Geneva?

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

With 60-percent jurisdiction under Switzerland and 40-percent under France, Lake Geneva is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Europe when it comes to surface area (582 km² - 225 mi²). The crescent-shaped lake is second just after Lake Balaton, in Hungary, has a maximum length of 73 km (45 mi), a maximum width of 14 km (8.7 mi) and ...

Hope in the Midst of Global Warming

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

After the incredible commercial on global warming with animals that "give up", I think it's refreshing to take a look at some babies ... cubs, kitties, little fellows. There's something about the hope in the eyes of a newborn, human, animal or otherwise that gives us reason to think that everything can still be okay IF we change our ways. Two ...

When Animals Wear Out Their Welcome : Snake Massage

October 27, 2008 / No Comments

We like animals here at GP. I think I have written those words dozens of times if not more. But, there's a line over which I do NOT want the animals to cross. At least not into my world. You can have them, take them away and enjoy them to your heart's content. Just keep them away from me. Who doesn't ...