Norway’s Think City Goes 110 miles on One Charge

June 13, 2008 / 6 Comments

The Norwegians are on to something. Think Global is the company and Think City is their electric car that can go 110 miles without a recharge. Apart from meeting all US and European safety standards, the two-seater also packs very good performances and tops at 65mph. Assembled in Southern California, Think City will be sold for less than $25K and ...

When Monkeys Go Fishing

June 13, 2008 / No Comments

There's a saying, "give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, feed him for life". What do they say when monkeys learn how to fish? And, don't they say things like when cows fly or pigs play the piano? In Bangkok, the long-tailed macaque monkey can grab fruit from trees or bananaz from tourists, ...

Extinct White Dolphin Spotted in China

June 13, 2008 / 3 Comments

Six years ago scientists from China, Japan, Britain, and the United States all but determined that the white dolphin, also known as baiji, which makes it home in the Yangtze river, was extinct. Rcently, a white dolphin cub (70-80cms long) with a long tooth filled snout was sighted in the Anhui province. The bad thing however is that it was ...

Unicorn Deer, Bred in Italy

June 12, 2008 / No Comments

So much for the mythical unicorn, being extinct and all. A unicorn-looking deer was born in captivity in Italy. Breeders are saying the deer has a genetic flaw because his twin has two horns. Um, isn't it possible the twin has a genetic flaw and the Roe Deer is the real deal? Some think this kind of anomaly among deer is ...

China Will Not Sacrifice Food for Fuel. Experts Debate!

June 12, 2008 / No Comments

The dude who helped co-draft China's national energy strategy, Song Yanqin, participated at Asia Clean Energy Forum 2008 and said that "food security comes first in China, more important than fuel". He went on to explain that China has no plan to sacrifice food for fuel. Biofuels can find another source, dang it. China is hungry. We want to ...

Saudis Call for Summit with Oil Producers and Consumers

June 12, 2008 / No Comments

Saudi Arabia is calling for a summit between oil producing countries and consumer states, where the main topic going to be, soaring energy prices. The Saudis promised that along with OPEC they will "guarantee the availability of oil supplies now and in the future". Gosh, thanks fellows. You will keep gouging the rest of the world as long as they will ...

30% Better Fuel Economy for 5 Million Heavy Duty Trucks

June 12, 2008 / 1 Comment

What if those more than 5 million heavy duty trucks rolling up and down just the U. S. highways, would be powered by an engine wit 30-percent better fuel mileage, that doesn't have pistons and needs no lube? Such a truck gets on average a 7 mpg and with oil, diesel and gas prices only going up, someone had to ...

Quick Development of Nuclear Power Wanted in China

June 12, 2008 / No Comments

The world's speed and nuclear power do not belong in the same sentence, but sure enough China is doing its darnedest to build as many nuclear power plants as it can, using OLD technology. Their target is 4 new generators each year, through 2015. However, the nuclear plants are going to be just a partial answer for its mounting pollution, ...

Kenya’s Renewable Energy Blueprint – KEEP

June 11, 2008 / No Comments

I am not pretending for a moment that Kenya is the kid and the U. S. or any other 'developed' nation is the adult. It's the other way around. Kenyans have been here much longer than we 'Westerners'. However, the fact that the Kenyan government has a blue print for renewable energy - Kenya Energy Sector Environment Program (KEEP) ...

The Donald and His $2B Golf Course

June 11, 2008 / 1 Comment

The Donald as they like to call Donald Trump wants to create a $2 billion playground golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland, home of golf. He got environmentalists and one very stubborn farmer, to stand in his way. Trump wants to bring his New York style development plans to an environmentally sensitive stretch of coastline, a legally protected site of scientific interest ...