Cascade Green – Beer of the earth

March 12, 2008 / No Comments

I really wonder if a green beer tastes better than a normal beer because when I look at these prints I can already feel down my throat. In the picture above, is Cascade Green the first 100 percent carbon neutral beer produced by Cascade Brewerey in Tasmania. Using all sorts of sustainable practices, local ingredients the company managed to reduce energy ...

Eco-friendly swimming pool in Madrid, man-made ecosystem

March 11, 2008 / 1 Comment

The new Municipal Pool Cover Soto del Real in Madrid is not just a pool.It's actually a fully green structure built on about 8,000 sqm in Soto del Real, that uses more than 6,000 million tons of organic waste the area produces each year as energy source. In fact this is why they built the pool, to neutralize all these ...

Electric bus with a wireless charging system

March 11, 2008 / No Comments

Hybrid buses are nothing new but this one in particular is special. Toyota's Hino division is responsible of building this hybrid electric bus with a diesel engine and a set of batteries (here comes the nice part) that apparently won't use a plug to charge but will use a wireless charging system built on the road. The system is supposed to ...

High Efficiency Solar Thermal Cooling Systems

March 10, 2008 / No Comments

A new technology patented by a new Turkish company, Solitem Group and Germans from MAN Ferrostaal should offer high efficiency solar thermal cooling systems. Yes you're reading it right, these two companies claim they can cool your house by harnessing the heat of the sun. They tested their systems in several Southern Europe and used roof-top and ground systems, and ...

Print Your Own Solar Cells on an Inkjet Printer

March 10, 2008 / 23 Comments

I am a big fan of solar cells and using them for a greener home, but we all know that investments to get solar energy are usually spicy and not everyone can afford. There is a solution though. Konarka Technologies, a company that builds low cost sources of renewable power affordable and universally available thinks we can print our own ...

Plastic Bags : better use them to relax

March 10, 2008 / 1 Comment

There is a plastic bags invasion that I am sure you're aware of. It happens where you live, where I live so it's a widely spread disease that we doesn't seem to be able to fight with. Other than the radical solutions I've heard so far that forbids supermarkets from offering their customers plastic bags, nothing was as funny as ...

“Pollution Capital of Europe” and the award goes to Milan

March 10, 2008 / No Comments

If until now I thought Milan to be the capital of fashion and great soccer, things have changed and surprisingly they have another badge to add. Milan is the “Pollution Capital of Europe” and the main reasons to believe so, are toxic fumes from traffic clogged streets. photo by Dunc-It However, the fact that they rank first place on pollution in Europ ...

Whisky Waste to Clean Contaminated Water and Soil

March 7, 2008 / No Comments

"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough" said Mark Twain and many of us took his advice. Aberdeen University scientists discovered that a by-product from whisky waste (residue) is capable of cleaning contaminated soil and polluted water from chlorines, heavy metals or pesticides. Fort William Whisky Distilery - barrels lined up outside - ...

Alaskan village to sue energy companies over climate change

March 7, 2008 / No Comments

In a trial that is probably going to take proportions because of the problems it raises, the village of Kivalina in Alaska is suing 24 energy companies for large amounts of greenhouse gases that contributed to global warming and led to coastal erosion, which puts the lives of the 400 residents at risk. (ADN reported) Kivalina is a community of Inupiat ...

Husqvarna’s Solar Powered Automower

March 7, 2008 / No Comments

The days when you had to go out and cut the lawn yourself are history, because these days we have automowers to do it for us. Husqvarna decided to please us and announced that they will be launching the world's first electricity solar powered hybrid automower, which is extremely quiet and outputs zero emissions. Using all sorts of sensors it's smart ...