Brake Trouble Forces Zero to Recall 268 Motor Cycles

August 12, 2013 / No Comments

Zero motorcycles, the American electric motor bike manufacturer, is recalling 268 motorcycles after a brake problem was reported. The company, formerly called Electricross, has been in operations since 2006, and was in the news headlines earlier too for recalls. The reason behind the present recall is a faulty mounting bolt on the front brake caliper, which is likely to corrode. If corrosion ...

BMWi8 to Come with Gorilla Glass Rear Window

August 9, 2013 / No Comments

If you thought smart gadgets have the monopoly over Gorilla Glass, you need to think again. For, the Gorilla Glass feature will be present in the upcoming BMW i8 too. The chemically hardened material, which has proved itself to be more durable, lighter and provides more sound deadening properties, has been chosen by the car maker to spruce up the rear window ...

2014 Ford F150 Pickup Truck will be CNG-Powered

August 7, 2013 / No Comments

Pick-up trucks are often used for work by contractors and those who drive more than an average commuter. If a CNG driven truck is used, it could save some money for the users and also is more clean and efficient. A pickup truck is 50% more effective than a compact car. With this in mind, Ford will offer a compressed natural ...

Probe Against Foxconn and UniMicron for Contaminating Chinese Rivers

August 6, 2013 / No Comments

Foxconn and UniMicron are the two key suppliers to Apple and other tech companies. The two companies are now involved in a controversy. An investigation is being ordered by the Chinese authorities against the two companies for polluting the local rivers by dumping heavy metals! This issue was made public by environmental activist Ma Jun and a group of five non-profit ...

Costa Rica to Shut Down Zoos and Release Animals into their Natural Habitats

August 5, 2013 / No Comments

Though Costa Rica is small in size, it is rich in biodiversity. The country spreads across a mere 0.03% of the earth’s surface, but is blessed with lush forests that is home to 500 thousand unique organisms and represents over 4% of all the known species on Earth. Some of the species from the wild have been captured and put in ...

65-Year-Old Attempts 1,200 Miles in Solar-Powered ELF Vehicle

August 2, 2013 / No Comments

Organic Transit’s ELF, considered a futuristic bike/car hybrid, has now been developed into an amazing personal transit vehicle. Seizing the opportunity, Mike Stewart, a veteran of 65-years old from Cambridge, is attempting to ride 1,200 miles from Durham, North Carolina to his home in Massachusetts in this vehicle. Stewart is a family therapist and school psychologist. North Carolina is the place ...

Purdue Scholars Wear Herff Jones EarthGrad Eco-Friendly Gowns Made from Repreve Fiber

August 1, 2013 / 1 Comment

Eco-offerings from Herff Jones has had a new exciting addition with the unveiling of EarthGrad, the first ever rental commencement gown made entirely from Repreve recycled fiber. With this around 600 graduates from the Purdue University will wear on stage these EarthGrad rental gowns, which have been made as part of the upcycling of 44,400 bottles from landfills. Repreve has ...

Phyto Kinetic Green Buses Can Grow Gardens Atop Them

July 31, 2013 / No Comments

Ever imagined travelling underneath a garden?  If you haven’t as yet, it’s time to live the experience. For, Spaniard Marc Granen has developed a green roof for buses and is calling the innovation Phyto Kinetic. Realization that vast space is not required for creating green space, he has come up with the idea of green roofs for buses. He believes ...

Which home electrical appliances consume the most?

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

It is not necessary to be an environmentalist to be interested in saving electricity. Electricity prices keep going up, and it makes sense to control costs. In fact, controlling costs is becoming more and more of a necessity for many families. Renewable energy generated from sunlight and wind can help to reduce emissions and slow the use of non-renewable fuels like ...

The World’s Greenest Airports

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

Even the most Earth-conscious among us struggle to stay ‘green’ when it comes to travel. The only thing that stands between us and the sunny beaches of our dream holiday destination is a few hours on an airplane, and plenty of harmful co2 emissions. The impact of air travel on the environment can be difficult to reconcile. However, the importance ...