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Jan 16, 2019

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The Bicycle: An Environmental Hero

The Bicycle: An Environmental Hero

Bicycle sales have been booming in North America in recent years, with some sources saying high gas prices may be responsible for the trend. Bike shops are reporting high

The Benefits of Hybrid Cars

The Benefits of Hybrid Cars

The soaring oil prices and the rising level of awareness among the masses regarding the rapidly deteriorating environmental conditions are compelling many car makers to switch over the developing

The Gyroscopic Electric Uno Bike

The Gyroscopic Electric Uno Bike

Canadian Inventor Ben Gulak of BPG-Technologies has developed a wild new green motorcycle that uses gyro technology to stay upright on its two side-by-side wheels. Acceleration is controlled by

Harvesting Hydrogen from Farm Waste

Harvesting Hydrogen from Farm Waste

The National Research Council of Canada’s Biotechnology Research Institute has begun research and development of a process that will extract hydrogen from organic waste materials like fermentable feedstock and

Alternate Energy Markets Growing

Alternate Energy Markets Growing

Business is often viewed as an enemy of the environment, but still we feel positive when the stocks of the alternative energy companies begin to do well. Business, by

Military Tests Solar Field Hospital

Military Tests Solar Field Hospital

Researchers from Florida University recently began testing a new field hospital design in the Honduran jungle. U.s. Military and emergency response teams are hopeful that the project will be

Solar Lily Pads in Scotland

Solar Lily Pads in Scotland

Scotland based firm ZM Architecture was recently awarded a prize by the International Design Awards for its promising solar technology concept known as the solar lily pad. What makes

Landfill Powered Garbage Trucks

Landfill Powered Garbage Trucks

The government of California is backing an initiative between the Linde Group and Waste Management to build a liquefied natural gas facility that will produce clean liquid fuel from

Energy and Environment X-Prize

Energy and Environment X-Prize

The X-Prize Foundation, most commonly known for it’s space exploration challenges, has launched a new generation of contests that they hope will have a global impact aned encourage a

Ultima Tower – Future City Concept

Ultima Tower – Future City Concept

Eugene Tsui has designed a concept city called The Ultima Tower that would help solve the global population crisis. Acting as a human termite nest, and costing $150 billion,

Virtual Carbon Footprint Map

Virtual Carbon Footprint Map

Scientists from the Vulcan Project at Purdue University have created an extraordinary piece of software that tracks the carbon emissions of the entire continental United States. This exciting virtual

Is Nuclear Energy a Viable Solution?

Is Nuclear Energy a Viable Solution?

The word “nuclear energy” always inspires awe, and sometimes fear, because we always associate terms like “nukes” and “radiation” when we talk about something nuclear. But it is not

Scuderi Split-Cycle Hybrid Engine

Scuderi Split-Cycle Hybrid Engine

The Scuderi Group will be presenting a scale plastic model of their highly anticipated split-cycle air-hybrid engine during this week’s Engine Expo 2008 in Germany. The company plans to

Get a Degree in Renewable Energy

Get a Degree in Renewable Energy

This fall, Wisconsin’s Mid-State Technical College will be offering three new renewable energy degree programs. These will include biorefinery technology, renewable electricity technician and renewable thermal energy technician training.

The 10 Best Solar Airplane Concepts

The 10 Best Solar Airplane Concepts

Recently we posted an article announcing the production of a portable solar charger for airplane avionics. At the end of that article we asked if you thought airplanes could

500MW Solar Plant Coming to California

500MW Solar Plant Coming to California

Pacific Gas and Electric has announced plans to work with BrightSource Energy to three four or more huge solar thermal electric generators in the Mojave desert. The first plant

Are Biofuels Marginalizing Rural Women?

Are Biofuels Marginalizing Rural Women?

According to a study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the recent and rapid increase in large-scale liquid biofuel production in third world countries could

Which is More Efficient, Solar or Wind?

Which is More Efficient, Solar or Wind?

Thanks for participating in our recent energy poll, where we asked you to choose your favorite renewable energy sources. Voting is still open, but so far it looks like

Bahrain WTC Wind Turbines Completed

Bahrain WTC Wind Turbines Completed

The Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC) has completed the construction of the three wind turbines that will generate electricity between it’s twin towers. The BWTC design blends maritime aesthetics

What can you do for your environment?

What can you do for your environment?

The concern for our environment no longer remains in the realm of NGO activism and student projects. It is a real-time concern that stares us in the eye at

Solar Powered Airplane Avionics

Solar Powered Airplane Avionics

Powerenz, a manfacturer and retailer of portable solar power systems in Georgia, has designed a system to help pilots power up their light airplane avionics without having to start

Remote Hybrid Helper For Semi Trucks

Remote Hybrid Helper For Semi Trucks

A new hybrid vehicle prototype could make cargo transportation a lot more energy efficient. The add-on system uses a special trailer that provides a power assist on hills and

Poll: What is Your Favorite Energy Source?

Poll: What is Your Favorite Energy Source?

Our recent polls on biofuels and solar energy have shed some interesting light on the public’s opinion of these energy sources. So far, it looks like a majority people

Why Solar is the Best Energy Solution

Why Solar is the Best Energy Solution

The amount of energy the sun sends towards our planet is 35,000 times more than what we currently produce and consume. Some part of this energy — better known

How Green is Your Web Host?

How Green is Your Web Host?

The recent explosion in green websites has prompted us to post this survey so we can get an idea of just how many sites are actually green. A few

Green Resort to Rent Solar Houseboats

Green Resort to Rent Solar Houseboats

An environmental engineer/developer has plans to construct a unique lifestyle “Green” condo development on the banks of the main channel of the Mississippi River in the historic River city

Are Biofuels a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels?

Are Biofuels a Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels?

With food-related riots erupting in many poor countries the debate surrounding biofuels have heated up again. How viable are they, considering numerous other options easily available to developed as

Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Benchmarks

Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Benchmarks

When you look around today it’s easy to think that the environmentally friendly bandwagon was always crowded with corporations and other types that were clamouring all over each other

SeaGen Gets Ready To Go

SeaGen Gets Ready To Go

Paul Taylor: World’s first commercial-scale tidal stream turbine set to be installed. Bristol-based Marine Current Turbines (MCT) is set to deploy its 1.2MW SeaGen Tidal System in Strangford

Solar Vistas Eco Community

Solar Vistas Eco Community

The first solar-powered development in Costa Rica is breaking ground in the remote beach town of Malpais. Designed primarily for Americans and Europeans who either plan to move to