USA, Canada on Road to Tougher Fuel Efficiency Standards

April 1, 2010 / No Comments

The USA is on way to imposing tougher fuel efficiency standards for its vehicles, which will also be implemented by Canada for its vehicles. The Obama administration has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to get into action and regulate emissions from cars and other major polluters like power plants. EPA has finalized the rules along with the Department of ...

Ontario Residents With Hybrids to Get Green Plates With Privileges

December 2, 2009 / No Comments

The government of Canada is doing its best to increase the popularity of hybrids and electric cars. In Ontario, a decision has been made to issue special "green" license plates to such vehicles, giving them various privileges on the road. One of the benefits is the use of recharging stations, as well as special parking spaces.

Unexplored Oil and Gas Resources in the Arctic, Mostly Russian

May 29, 2009 / No Comments

They say the balance of power shifts with the control over natural gases and oil reserves. It might be the right notion with Russia, US, Canada and Denmark staking their claim over the region that falls north of the Arctic Circle. These countries would get back to staking their claims as scientists from the USGS in collaboration with international researchers have ...

Aurora Robson Excels in Transforming Trash into Art

May 19, 2009 / 1 Comment

On show recently at Designers & Agents Green Room, Aurora Robson’s unique artwork has been a refreshing combination of intricate patterns and colours. Her work uses recycled materials that are stylishly highlighted with solar-powered LEDs. Aurora Robson, hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a contemporary artist who works with installations, works on paper, paintings, sculpture, video, photography, and performance art. She ...

Canada mapping out underground water

April 8, 2009 / No Comments

Canada's scientists are busy mapping the underground water supplies across the country. The scientists want to provide policy makers with info to develop water conservation laws. Image by esprit-de-sel Canada is, for the first time, using such advanced tools as: computer modeling satellite imagery airborne geophysical surveys. The last national mapping study of aquifers was in 1967. The group has been at it since 2003. There are ...

Vancouver Convention Centre Gets Green Roof

April 7, 2009 / 1 Comment

Designed by Seattle's LMN Architects, the green roof on top of the west expansion of the Vancouver Convention Centre is all set for its grand opening. Large in size and packed with green features the very special roof deserves a huge mention for its planet-friendly message that it shouts out loud and clear. The largest of its kind in Canada and ...

New Monster Predator Revealed in Fossils – Hurdia victoria

April 6, 2009 / No Comments

A monster predator with a circular jaw and a pair of claws on its head has been discovered in old collections of the Smithsonian museum in Washington. [caption id="attachment_4407" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Monster predator with a circular jaw"][/caption] Fragments of the monster were unearthed in 1912 somewhere in Canada's 505 million-year-old Burgess Shale site. Researchers are first thought they were part of a ...

Plastic Bags Decomposed in Just 3 Months

May 26, 2008 / 18 Comments

image by WYGD Daniel Burd is an 11th grader from Canada, that wants to turn his school science project into a dream come true. The guy is certain that if a plastic bag takes 1,000 years to decompose it's because of the microorganisms behind it, and Burd thinks he has a method that will cause them to decompose in just three ...