Brad Pitt : the green mayor of New Orleans

March 6, 2008 / No Comments

If at first people were joking about the fact that Brad Pitt wants to be the "green mayor" of New Orleans, it has now turned into a big rumor. Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" Campaign in New Orleans - picture by ABCNews It all started when the movie star, which sometimes lives in the city with his wife and kids, started to ...

Italy to pay for old scooter replaces

March 6, 2008 / 5 Comments

The first time I've been in Italy I was amazed by so many scooters. Old, new, it doesn't matter because you see them in different colors at every corner. I even heard people calling Rome as the scooter-capital of Europe. A classic Vespa scooter. Photo by the-spidernet But there seems to be a problem. The Italian government is keen on keeping a ...

Charles Moore : We are damned to a future of plastic pollution

March 6, 2008 / 1 Comment

Charles Moore is an oceanographer that spent over a decade investigating the Pacific Ocean. On February 23 he returned from a 5 weeks successful research voyage with terrifying results. Apparently a "garbage island" twice the size of the United States located, located between California, Hawaii and Japan is full of plastics and is held in place by underwater currents. Warning ...

How to Capture the Power Generated From Wind Turbines

March 5, 2008 / No Comments

The answer? Easy. Get yourself twenty 80-ton batteries that look like small buildings, were designed by the Japanese and have a life expectancy of 15 years. Enough right ? Xcel Energy is the company who's trying to store the energy from its 11-megawatt wind farm in southwestern Minnesota and store it on such batteries that will discharge 1 megawatt of power, ...

Renfe’s AVE S103 Train to Take on Air Transportation in Spain

March 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

Aside the architecture in Barcelona, the next thing that impressed me was the railroad system they have in place. It gets on time, you don't have to check in or check out and it's fast. Renfe is the company that invested in the new high speed train network in order to take you from Barcelona to Madrid in just two hours ...