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Russian Auto Innovation Eco-Friendly Car Developed

Scientists from St. Petersburg, Russia have developed an ecologically friendly electric car with accumulators, which recharge during nighttime. In daylight hours, solar batteries deliver energy. It is, without a doubt, one very cool number, but don’t trade in your gas-run vehicle just yet.

Singapore Discovers How To Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Methanol!

The third smallest sovereign nation in the world has just made an enormous contribution to relieving the world's debt to the environment. Singapore researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have discovered how to turn carbon dioxide into methanol....  Double take: They have found a way to make greenhouse gas green.  Triple take:  They took the biggest contributor to the world's carbon footprint and converted it into a source of clean energy for the world.  Astounding.

8 Weird Earth-Friendly Products

Earth day is coming, and while the sky is not falling, temperatures are still rising. Bad economy or not, we all need to chip in a little to help our mother, Mrs. Earth. If you're looking for something really unique to outdo your eco-buddies, any of these eight goodies is sure to make you only one in your friend circle with something so strange.

Big Box Stores Lessen Environmental Impact With Help From Enviro Company Terracycle

We've introduced you to Terracycle before and their line of eco-friendly products. Now, Terracycle is expanding by partnering up with big box stores around the US to promote recycling of non-recyclables. It's a bold business move by a company whose ethics aren't necessarily in line with many of the consumption driven big names we're already familiar with, and smart PR for those corporations looking to improve their environmental image.

Ford Transit Family One is a Parent’s Best Friend on Long Road Trips

Soon after the Ford Transit Concept was unveiled, rumors began flying around about a family oriented version of the concept that was being developed. Skip ahead to the 2009 New York International Auto Show, and you can see what could become the next big seller in the minivan market.

Ford Compares EcoBoost Engine to Competition’s V8s

Since the EcoBoost engine was first introduced, Ford has been working tirelessly to make it as powerful and fuel efficient as possible. This is, of course, due mainly to the EcoBoost drivetrain being the staple of Ford's long term plan to increase sales. The real question is, how well will the new engine do when compared to the competition? Ford recently released a side-by-side comparison that should help answer that question.

HYmini Wind and Solar Charger Combo Puts the GO in Going Green

The HYmini personal wind turbine and green power bank answers the question many of us have been asking for some time now: why can't wind and solar power be harnessed by runners or bikers?

Living Like Hippies With Wanna Start A Commune

In the 60's and 70's, communal living was popular throughout North America, and while it may not have been long-lasting or particularly successful back then, it's a reemerging trend today with businesses like Wanna Start a Commune that focus on networking for communal living standards.

Insulation and Packaging Products Made With Mushrooms Roots From Ecovative Design

Recently the co-founders of Ecovative Design, who live by the cradle-to-cradle philosophy, have invented two revolutionary new products from mushroom roots, ""Greensulate"" and "Acorn". These two products could be alternative products for energy conservation and waste reduction. "Acorn" is a compostable packaging material and "Greensulate" is an organic insulation.

Spring Is In The Air! Top 10 Businesses For Spring 2009

Spring is in the air, and as cooler climates begin warming up for the spring and summer, interesting business concepts that cater to spring activities and interests take on a whole new appeal. Over the upcoming months, the popularity of businesses with an outdoor theme will increase, while consumers take in the nice weather and get outside! In honor of spring's arrival, I'm counting down the Top 10 spring businesses of 2009!

Tesla Model S Loaded With Technology and Massive Touchscreen to Control Everything

The Tesla Model S Sedan has been a long time coming and saying that it has piqued quite a few interests is an understatement. With all electric power and seating for the whole family, the Model S looks to have a promising future. However, in case those reasons aren't enough, Tesla also decided to throw in one of the most impressive infotainment systems available on the market.

From Cradle To Cradle: Ecovative Design's Acorn™ Packaging

What happens to all the packaging inside of all the computer and printer and cell phone boxes? The preformed foam plastic, the peanuts, the bubble packaging, the sponge sheets... Waste in landfills, toxic waste.

Siberian Sculptors Erect Monument to Yeti

Last month, I wrote an article about a scientific expedition that set out to the mountains of Siberia to explore recent reports of Bigfoot sightings. Although fruitless so far, organizers deterred by the severe climate are determined to resume the search this summer. A monument has been erected to honor this yeti expedition, but viewers cannot resist the urge to smile upon viewing it. Read on and find out why.

Babies Go Green with Dandelion’s Organic Teethers

Babies who are teething often mean very long nights with very little sleep for mom and dad.  So why not nip the problem in the bud and have a few teethers on hand, just in case?  These two teething products, from Dandelion, are not only cute, they are organic too.

Intel's 2009 Inspire-Empower Challenge Awards Salute Four World Changing Projects

When you read about what four Intel Challenge winners are doing, don't be surprised if you feel like giving up your day job and joining them in their valiant causes. These are truly inspiring and empowering innovations.