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Axion 100 Percent Recycled Construction Product Welcomes You to the Future

December 9, 2011 / No Comments

Axion International has taken a new step towards a greener future by developing building materials made from 100% recycled content, most of which comes from plastic bottles. The US recycles just 27% of its plastic bottle waste as of now, but the innovation from Axion has been working to raise that number. The materials are created without the use of additional ...

Tokyo Says, “Companies will go green or else?”

February 25, 2009 / No Comments

Tokyo will soon require domestic electricity companies to buy surplus solar power generated by households at about twice the current price. The plan will come into effect as early as April the start of Japan's new fiscal year. Tokyo wants to promote solar power as part of Japan's efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. "Japan has already led solar power technology in ...

Japan Sets New CO2 Record

November 18, 2008 / No Comments

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions hit a record high making Japan the world's fifth-largest CO2 producer and putting them at risk of an embarrassing failure to meet its Kyoto target over the next four years. The increase of 2.3 percent last year was largely due to the closure of Japan's biggest nuclear power plant after an earthquake. Emissions rose to 1.371 billion ...

Japan “Plans” to Miss Kyoto Protocol Commitment

November 13, 2008 / No Comments

The latest data about Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions cast a serious doubt over the Japan's commitment to its Kyoto Protocol efforts. The Environment Ministry reported Japan's emissions hit a record high of carbon dioxide, 8.7% more than what Japan spewed in 1990. The 1997 Kyoto treaty calls for Japan to reduce its emissions to 6% BELOW the 1990 level. Japan is going ...

Sweden’s Naturhus – House in a Greenhouse

November 10, 2008 / 3 Comments

There is always the eternal question of who do we exactly dub as a genius and what is the scale to measure and tag someone as a genius. While views vary widely, one of the most accepted theory is that and man who thinks way ahead of his time in his methods and approach, can be called a genius. Taking that ...

World’s Largest Halloween Pumpkin, Grown in Intelligent Greenhouse

October 27, 2008 / 1 Comment

It seems there is an intelligent greenhouse (as opposed to a stupid one, I reckon) in Tianjin, China. The greenhouse is built to show off new agricultural technologies like soilless culture and drip irrigation. [caption id="attachment_2134" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Huge pumpkin growing in an intelligent greenhouse in Tianjin"][/caption] The greenhouse is meant to be a model of modern sightseeing agriculture. It grows huge ...

Open Rotor Propeller Plane by Rolls Royce, Cuts Down on Emissions

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

Here's another new discovery towards the green revolution! Rolls Royce has come up with a brilliant modified version of an open rotor propeller plane installed with a less noise making engine as opposed to its original loud engine. The engine has been tested with results showing a remarkable cut down on greenhouse gas emissions to 30% and also a great save ...

Growing Food in the Sahara Desert

September 4, 2008 / 3 Comments

Among other things known about Sahara Desert, we can easily add another one. It's probably the weirdest place in the world, to grow food mainly because there's a lot of ... umm, desert, because there's no freshwater but only seawater and because plants don't usually like excessive heat. And yes, Sahara is the hottest of all deserts. But what do I ...

Greenhouse Advantages of Kangaroo Farming

August 17, 2008 / 4 Comments

Pretty odd I must say, but a recent study revealed that if Australia is going to farm kangaroos instead of cattle and sheep (to remove 36 million sheep and 7 million cattle by 2020), that could lower the overall greenhouse gases by 3 percent each year. Do you think it's that simple? First of all, Australians won't understand that killing kangaroos ...

Scientists : We Have the Cure for Cow Farts

June 7, 2008 / No Comments

Because scientists think (know) more than half of New Zealand's greenhouse gases are from massive amounts of methane produced from sheep, cattle and deer farts, those same scientists decided to turn off the gas valve genetically. So they did. The Kiwis have managed to map the genome causing those animal belches and gas. Meaning, they have the cure for cow ...