Environment

Stylish Potenza promises an eco-friendly city ride

May 14, 2010 / No Comments

Each day we come across new designs and technologies that promise to make commutation lot easier for us in the future. Designed by Nicolás A. Jara, Potenza an innovative four- wheeled vehicle too reassures us with the same.

Worlds’ Greenest Hospital under-way in Sweden

May 7, 2010 / 1 Comment

Eco architecture aimed at constructing sustainable structures has become an integral part of our efforts to reduce the environmental impact known to be caused by our buildings. Karolinska Solna University Hospital is destined to become worlds’ first university hospital to achieve LEED Gold Certification for being environmentally friendly.

Scientists pressure cooking micro-algae into bio-fuel for greener economy

April 27, 2010 / No Comments

The outlook for the bio-fuel market worldwide seems cheerfully optimistic with new ways to produce the eco-friendly fuel, regularly hitting the headlines. Several types of algae have been widely explored as a viable source for bio-fuel in the last few decades, however if this one becomes a success then we could soon have farmers growing microalgae ...

‘Ugly’ Sprout Watch is really eco-friendly

April 21, 2010 / No Comments

Sprout Watch is through and through meant for green freaks whose environmental consciousness has long replaced luxurious aesthetics in terms of beauty while determining a purchase. This seemingly ugly timepiece, if I may call it so, is definitely an excellent creation that scores full marks on green quotient in terms of design and material. 

Environmentalism – It’s All About Money and Politics

October 20, 2009 / No Comments

Friends of mine own some property.  They have about five acres of heavily wooded land with a stream running through.  The stream is cold and provides tasty water that is guaranteed to quench your thirst.

Earthquake strikes Peru and Bolivia

September 30, 2009 / 1 Comment

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 has struck southeastern Peru near Bolivias's capital of La Paz. [caption id="attachment_6553" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Map of Peru"][/caption] You can see all the seismic details from the US Geological Survey here. And, click here for a map of the area. Reuters is reporting that the quake was not felt by witnesses in the area, and there are no reports ...

Electronic Gadgets a Rising Threat to the Environment

May 14, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_5065" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Electronic Gadgets a Rising Threat to the Environment "][/caption] The world is doomed for sure and as per the International Energy Agency, even your iPod is contributing. The stark reality is that we people are aware of the ill effects of greenhouses gases but, we still do not want to make a difference. For those curious as to how ...

Fat People are Bad for the Environment

April 21, 2009 / 4 Comments

A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical medicine, has concluded that overweight people are bad for the environment. [caption id="attachment_4739" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Fat Women, Harming the Environment!"][/caption] Fatty fatty two by fours eat more than thin people. Consequently, they are more likely to travel by car. And, don't you know that ...

Lightpot, the “Green” Table Lamp

April 7, 2009 / No Comments

We are all about shining the spotlight on environmental issues and making them an absolute priority. But the creators of Lightpot seem to have taken it a bit too literally. Here's their really cute and compact LED-lit table lamp that offers you a lot more than just the normal radiance. Resembling a lamp with two shades placed one opposite to the ...

Gota Dishwasher: When you ‘Gota’ save water and the planet!

March 12, 2009 / 4 Comments

Technology is an irony in itself as it seems. It delivers the solutions for our problems and then creates more problems for these solutions. It is a constant search for finding the right balance. But here's Gota, the water conserving dishwasher - a device that offers another cool technological answer to the question of how one can save precious fresh water ...