Environment

DIY Solar Charger Wins United States Of Efficiency Contest

Jerome Kelty of Boulder County, CO was so concerned about how much carbon dioxide was being released into the air simply by the charging of iPhones® and iPod Touches®, that he decided to build his own solar charger for them and a range of other devices with USB ports.  He won a new 'green' Mac computer, and you win his DIY instructions for the solar charger!


Kinder, Gentler, Smokier: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 6

Japan Tobacco's admen likely burned through a lot of the company's main product in conjuring up 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads. Here's part 6; ads 51 through 60.

Fashion Meets Art With Urban Camouflage

Blending into your environment isn't just for hunters anymore, and a variety of artists and individuals have proven no matter what's in your environment, you can blend right on in!


Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) Powered Volkswagen Golf Hits Showfloors

Back in December, the folks at Volkswagen unveiled the new Golf BiFuel mkVI. The VW can run on either traditional petroleum or Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and has just now entered the German Automakers lineup.

Urban Delivery Services Could Be Aided By New CarGo

The recent drive to find a more efficient means of urban delivery has spawned many interesting and sometimes awful concept vehicles. While most are practical and affordable, very few will ever get a shot a production. A recent design, aptly named the CarGo, could be one of these new concepts that will actually see production.

Recycled and Reclaimed Shelves: Decorative and Useful

My husband and I are spring cleaning our home and garage. In doing so we have realized shelves would come in very handy for organizing our stuff. Below is a list of unique storage ideas I came across in my search for making shelves out of recycled material. 

Plan Toys Toaster: Move Over Betty Crocker

If you happen to have a budding Paula Deen or Emeril Lagasse in your family, hold onto your toaster strudel! This little toaster is the best thing since sliced bread!

Two Italian Exotics Planning Hybrid Vehicles in the Near Future

Ferrari and Lamborghini. Together, these two companies have more than 100 years of experience building some of the fastest and most exciting vehicles ever driven on public roads. Now, both of the Italian based performance gurus are planning to offer vehicles that appease both the automotive enthusiast and the environmentalist.

Ford's Bobcat Engine Test Proves Feasibility of Smaller Engines: Could Be Pivotal to Companies Future

Ford's new Ethanol Injected Engine, codenamed "Bobcat," has been in and out of the spotlight throughout the past few months. While how the engine operates is known, just how powerful a moderately sized version of the Bobcat would be was a question that was left unanswered, until now.

Adorable Hugging Sheep: Perfect Companion for Babies

If you're expecting a bundle of joy anytime soon or are looking for a great baby shower gift idea, you're in luck. The Haba Hugging Sheep is not only adorably cute and cuddly, he is eco-friendly too!

 


E1pc Electric Superbike Headed for Zero-Emissions eGrandPrix

As soon as electrically powered cars began entering the professional racing leagues, we knew it was only a matter of time until they started lining up in the 2-wheeled world as well. With the unveiling of the Motoczysz E1pc, it seems as though that time has arrived.

Cheaper Than Solar and Better Than Gas: The New Neuton CE 6 Lawn Mower

Around here the rain has not fallen in weeks. This is why the grass remains short, but the rain will come and when it does it will pour and the grass will grow tall quickly, which will mean, time to mow. Fortunately, there is one more planet-friendly lawnmower on the market to consider using when you mow your lawn.   

Where Water Is Scarce, You Can Drink The Air!

In desert climates where the ground may be too dry for even a cactus to survive, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) and their colleagues at Logos Innovationen have created a method for getting drinkable water from... the air!

Grab A Cup Of Joe From The Eco-Friendly Solar Roast Coffee Company

The coffee industry, as a universal role, takes a toll on the environment for any number of reasons that go against sustainability. But that's not what we're talking about here today, instead, I present you an eco-friendly coffee company that allows you to drink that morning cup of joe without the guilt of the environmental consequences

Office Paper Recycling Machine Turns Trash Into Toilet Paper

What's an eco-friendly way to recycle used office paper and botched photocopies? Here we might mulch it to be used in farming. In Japan they're turning it into toilet paper.