Posts Tagged ‘Green’
It’s kind of hard not to get excited about the new Tesla S sedan. Maybe it’s just a guy thing, but in this case, at least for me it’s a paradigm shift in thinking. Tesla, an American manufacturer has built in my opinion one of the most compelling electric vehicles. . .
Out of the Netherlands comes a great building concept in using natural materials like hemp, coconut husks, potato peels, and tree bark in creating a very interesting habitat – a kid’s playhouse. Adults need not apply, this is strictly one for the kiddies, the Dutch consortium BE-Basic created the Bio. . .
The Los Angeles City Council has moved toward banning plastic bags at grocery stores in the nation’s second-largest city. The council voted 13-1 Wednesday to approve a policy that would ban single-use plastic bags. The ban would take effect later this year after an environmental impact report that is expected. . .
Recycling and reusing is one of our mantras around the earthy report. So it tickles us green when we come across innovative ways to recycle used items into something beautiful. Inspired by “The Good Bike Project” out of Toronto whose mission was to turn abandoned bikes into public works of. . .
National Parks Week is April 21 to 29 and the National Park Service is celebrating by granting free admission to all 397 national parks. This is a week that every American who lives near a national park should take advantage of. The U.S. National Parks are an environmental treasure that. . .
A ride-sharing startup is enabling users to sell or book empty car seats over long distances. Zimride is the company behind this cool concept of helping drivers sell empty seats to the general public. Pricing a seat depends on the distance traveled, but a typical car share ride would cost. . .
The bottled water industry is waging a new PR battle against the tap water movement. Worried by an eco backlash, the bottled water industry is waging a PR battle to turn the public back onto plastic bottled water. The companies behind this effort are Nestle Waters (makers of San Pellegrino. . .
McDonald’s is testing a new paper cup to replace the Styrofoam cups it currently uses for coffee and other hot beverages. This is a significant development in curbing the use of Styrofoam in this country. Styrofoam is a product trademarked and produced by the Dow Chemical Company. This is the. . .
The National Park Service and the Sierra Club are opposing the efforts of the Navajo Nation to create a Disneyesque development on the East Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Navajo government has signed a non-binding agreement to build an aerial tramway, restaurant, resort hotel and spa, an RV park,. . .
How would you like to pay a total of $35 a month for heating and electric? How would you feel if you knew that the energy you are using has no CO2 emissions and does not rely on foreign oil, nuclear, or coal power? Sound like a Tolkien fantasy story? . . .
The oldest living thing on earth is being threatened by climate change and man- made development. Scientists recently conducted DNA sequencing on samples of giant sea grass found in the Mediterranean. Samples were taken from 40 different underwater meadows that stretched over a 2,000-mile span from Spain to Cyprus. The. . .
A group of transatlantic universities have joined forces to improve the process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process whereby biological systems convert sunlight into food and the source of all the fossil fuels we burn today. Glasgow scientists Professor Lee Cronin, Gardiner Chair of Chemistry, and Professor Mike Blatt, Regius. . .
The U.S. Forest Service today released a new proposal for the nation’s 193-million-acre national forest system that will weaken rules protecting fish and wildlife from logging, livestock grazing, mining and off-road vehicles. The new proposal, which was released as part of the final environmental impact statement for the rule, is. . .
As the old TV jingle went, “Wouldn’t you rather drive a Ford?” Ford Motor is looking to do something a little different in the electric car arena. Their first all electric-car is based on the top selling Ford Focus model, and it will have the best MPG for an all-electric. . .