Tuesday, May 27, 2008

fly slower and save on millions of dollars on fuel

SAS, a Scandinavian airline has found away to both cut down on emissions and save $12 million dollars in gas cost.

How they do it, you ask?

simple they are no flying slower.

SAS has reduced their flight speed from 860 kph to 780kph.

Friday, May 23, 2008

wait should I toast this issue?

Canadian Geographic June 2008 issue is going to be the first magazine in North America to be printed on wheat.

actually this magazine is only going to be 20% wheat the other 80% is recycled pulp and fiber.

Now if you are worried about the use of wheat causing the price of food to go up, you don't have to worry. The process they are using uses wheat straw and not the grain.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

soapy fueled cars?

Stone Soap of company in Sylvan Lake, Mi has invented a new way to get biofuel.

instead of mixing food with alchol to get biofuel they have came up with a way to compined planet and animal waste with natural gas to great biofuel.

since it uses waste product this gets rid of the problems of high food prices caused by biofuel.

They say the price of there hybrid gas should be $1 less then normal biofuel.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tasmanian devil sickened into endangerment

The Tasmanian Devil has been placed on the endangeredment list because there population has drop severely due to a plague of cancer.

Selsam Turbines

a small company in California has created a new spin on making wind turbines.

Selsam's wind turbines run on the ideal that instead of making one big turbine you can use a lot of little turbines to create energy.

by going with this ideal Doug Selsam has made a turbine that could fit on one's home.

if this really works we can all use wind power to power are homes (or at least cut down on the electric bill)

wind-works.org is currently putting up post about them testing the Selsam Super Twin Turbines out

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Solar village

Donggwang, South Korea is a small town where that is run 100% by solar engergy.

that right everyone has solar panels on there house.

Ok Donggwang maybe a small village of 40 homes but shows what can happen if the people and the goverment (south Korea payed for 70% of the cost to put up the panels) get in and do something.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

a BOLD face truth about pollution

new research coming out of the Univeristy of London has shown that one of the factors in boldness is pollution.

it seems that carcinogens and toxins in air pollution can stop hair from growing.

Inventors that can keep it going you could win $10 million

The X prize group is now holding a contest looking for someone that can build a car that can get 100 mpg (or what would be the equivalent to a gallon)

The car most be able to be build in mass production.

Some time in 2010 the automotive X prize group will hold a 10 stage race to find the winner.

If they are able to find a team that actually can do this, this will be great. Even if the car runs on gas, a car this fuel-efficient would not only be great on the environment but also on our pockets.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Majora Carter on Tavis Smiley

Majora Carter was on Tavis Smiley show Thursday.

The site for Tavis Smiley's PBS show has not only the transcript of the interview but you can either listen to the audio or watch a video of it.

For those who don't know Majora Carter is the founder and head of Sustainable South Bronx, a group which not only runs programs to improve the environment but they also great jobs in south Bronx.

SSBX is a template for how the green movement can create jobs for those in need as well as save the earth.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

the isetta makes an electrifying return?

BMW may bring back it's isetta brand name for an up coming eletric car.

which will be powered by rechargeable lead batteries.

Monday, May 5, 2008

please don't eat the biofeul

earlier I talked about the problem we are currently facing with the rising price of food which some say is party due to farmers growing things used for biofeul instead of food.

besides tower farming and not expecting a magic bullet to solve are problems another that could help solve this problem is to focus a bit more on crops that aren't eating by people to use for biofuel.

Things like switchgrass and algea for example.

I haven't looked at switchgrass much but I like algea for a number of reasons.

for example you wouldn't have to use farm land to grow it. you can get algea from lakes (and other bodies of water) or grow it indoors. this leaves land to farm food.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

give a hoot don't...do drugs

I just saw a PSA which should a car stopping by a lake and dumping a lot of junk on the ground.

at first it seemed like PSA telling you not to litter but it wasn't it was an anti-drug PSA telling you not to do meth by saying meth makers get rid of their evidence by littering.

I thought it was odd way to try to get people not to do drugs. Instead of talking about the bad effects of drugs on your body or tolls it can have on your loved ones, they went for it is bad for the environment.

maybe this recent green movement is reaching more people because I don't ever remember a say no to drug PSA mixed with a be green PSA.