Friday, July 20th, 2012
Actor Pierce Brosnan, famous starring in several installments of the James Bond franchise, has lent his support to a campaign to save beluga whales in Alaska.
There are only 284 beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska but that hasn’t stopped the Apache Alaska Corporation from preparing to launch a deadly (more…)
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Stop carrying around bulky speakers or iPhone accessories! Eco-amp is a portable, sustainable amplifier that suits all of your eco geek needs.
When eco-made set out to design a better iPhone speaker amplifier, they noticed that most portable phone amps were bulky, expensive, made out of (more…)
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Kyoto Journal, a publication whose main premise is offer an alternative view of Asian culture, started a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo to finance a publication called Fresh Currents. The publication will come out in print and PDF and will be distributed to key policymakers, local government officials, community leaders, educators and media outlets. (more…)
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
The end of subsidies for fossil fuels was one of the big topics at Rio+20. One of the businessman to support initiative was Virgin founder Richard Branson.
He said getting ridding of all subsidies of fossil fuels would be one of the most useful outcomes of the Rio+20. “That would be the biggest boost for the clean fuel industry,” he told Green Biz. (more…)
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
The 2012 edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report warns that our way of life is way beyond the Earth’s capability to restore itself, that is, it is unsustainable. It says in order to have a future, we need to reduce waste, introduce smarter water management techniques and adopt renewable energy such solar and wind power. (more…)
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Just over a week ago, the largest solar park in New England was inaugurated by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, when he switched on Westford Solar Park, a 4.5 MW solar farm in Westford, developed by Cathartes Private Investments and Nexamp.
The park, spreads across 22 acres and features (more…)
Monday, May 7th, 2012
Installing solar power on the rooftop of a building may be financially daunting for many people. But if you get together with your neighbors, perhaps the dream of going solar may become attainable.
This is what the Mount Pleasant community in Washington D.C. did. Back in 2006 Anya Schoolman (more…)
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Solar3D, a company that develops a three-dimensional solar cell technology to increase conversion efficiency, appeared on News and Fox Business Network last weekend. The article featured an interview with company’s CEO Jim Nelson.
Solar 3D employs the same principle of fiber optic (more…)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Today is Earth Day, which marks the anniversary of the ‘official’ birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. All over the world, people organize events to raise awareness of the need to preserve the environment through actions such switching to alternative energy, recycling, energy efficiency, (more…)
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Below is a wonderful video that explains the multiple drivetrains at work in the Chevy Volt. A couple of immediate impressions:
1) No wonder the price on this sucker is $41K, with all that going on. The bill of materials (costs of the individual components) must be enough to choke a horse. And the non-recurring engineering costs must (more…)