UK Consumers’ Preference for EVs Revealed in Survey

August 30, 2012 / No Comments

Did you know British consumers spend a good deal of time talking about buying electric cars?  A majority of UK consumers accept the idea of buying an electric vehicle, according to Motor Trader and British Gas. Going by the survey findings, around one-third of consumers prefer to buy electric vehicles. Another third would want to go for an electric-drive car if ...

Mahindra Reva NXR to Take on Nissan Leaf on Indian Roads

August 27, 2012 / No Comments

Mahindra Reva is bringing its new futuristic electric car Reva NXR so as to revolutionize the commuting concept of Indians. If you would remember, the Mahindra Group had introduced this new concept model at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi. This two-door electric car can comfortably seat four passengers. It will be available in two variants - either a lithium-ion or ...

Facebook Campus Expansion Banks on Green Plan

August 27, 2012 / No Comments

Facebook is adopting eco-friendly measures in the expansion of its new Menlo Park campus. The extension is designed by Prizker-Prize winning architect Frank Gehry, who is famous for his shiny, titanium-clad icons of blobitecture.  The planned design will include a massive park-like, tree-and-grass-lined green roof featuring park benches and a walking trail. Facebook has also moved a proposal to the authorities ...

FedEx Ups Emission Reduction Goal by 50%

August 24, 2012 / No Comments

As we all know, FedEx provides transportation, e-commerce and business services to customers. What you might not know is that FedEx has been striving hard to reduce carbon emissions over these years. In 2008, the company announced that it will look to reduce carbon emissions from its aircraft and try to increase the fuel efficacy of its FedEx vehicle fleet by ...

Lava Carved Stone Furniture to Decorate Your Space

August 24, 2012 / No Comments

Most of us see lava as a dangerously beautiful thing to admire. We love and admire the coal-red beauty of it, but fear to approach it. But, it may not be the case for all. Raimonds Cirulis of Maffam Freeform takes a different approach in this. Maffam Freeform, a Latvian design company, sees that intriguing collection of furniture created out of ...

Dartmoor Treehouse Inspired By Weaver Birds

August 23, 2012 / No Comments

Even the birds can inspire you while making a perfect tree house.  If you are not convinced, take a look at the Dartmoor Treehouse. Jerry Tate Architects, who believe in creating sustainable low-energy architectural solutions, worked alongside a group of students to create this beautiful piece in just 5 days. Locally sourced wood and some inspiration was all that Jerry Tate ...

Rome Zoo Serves Meat-Flavored Ice Lollies to Help Animals Beat the Heat

August 23, 2012 / No Comments

With torrid heat hitting Rome, and bringing the temperature to 40C this week, the authorities at the Bioparco Zoo are looking for new methods to protect the 1000 animals living there from the heat wave.  In that bid, they have prepared giant meat-flavored ice lollies to feed tigers and lions. Monkeys are served with yogurt filled bamboo canes, frozen fruit ...

Geoengineers Mull Over Creating Artificial Clouds to Quell Global Warming

August 22, 2012 / No Comments

Global warming is crushing the world in its tight clutches and as an offshoot of this, the US now faces severe problems like harsh droughts and climate change. The nation is now striving hard to find possible solutions to check global warming. Wonder what scientists are doing to put a full stop on such irksome effects on the globe? They are ...

Emirates Green Building to House DEWA Base

August 22, 2012 / No Comments

Emirates’ first sustainable building will soon serve as a base for the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. The construction of this building dedicated to the water and civil division of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is scheduled to be complete in a few months time. The project coming up at Shaikh Zayed Road in Al Quoz is nothing short ...

Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid Price Starts at $55800

August 21, 2012 / No Comments

The 2013 E400 Hybrid Mercedes–Benz is driving into showrooms sporting a price tag starting from $55800. The car that was shown during the start of the current year, comes incorporated with a V6 gasoline engine that returns 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. The 20 kW electric motor chips in with an extra ...