Daily Green Wrap-up 17.September, 2012

Team Japan’s Omotenashi Solar Decathlon House Bridges the Gap Between Tradition and Modernity Chiba University architecture students have built the Omotenashi House as the sole Japanese entrant to the 2012 European Solar Decathlon. Constructed in only a fortnight, the house is impressing crowds with its obvious respect for Japanese tradition, a conscious effort to integrate … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 16.September, 2012

Ford’s Auto Stop-Start offers hope to foot-heavy drivers Ford commissioned a survey through Penn Schoen Berlandalso and found that 64 percent of American drivers are driving less frequently to save on gasoline. As for those willing to lighten up on the gas pedal, 41 percent are slowing down to reduce fuel consumption and 10 percent … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 15.September, 2012

Petrol crisis thriller “Fumes” makes statement, looks for backers “Fumes,” which appears to be a tense, short thriller that’s yet to be made and is looking for backers. It’s set in near-future London, where an oil crisis has caused the country’s petrol supply to run out. The story was Inspired by two crises: a UK … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 14.September, 2012

NUTRITIONAL BREAKDOWN: REVAMPING AMERICA’S FAVORITE CONDIMENT Ketchup is the mother of all condiments. It’s sweet and salty and pairs with just about anything, even when the combo seems intuitively odd. I, for instance, have long praised the healing powers of ketchup and white rice, and a friend of mine can’t bear to eat scrambled eggs … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 13.September, 2012

GM recycles something called Sonozorb into coats, sleeping bags for the houseless For automakers pursuing sustainability initiatives – things like powering plants with solar panels and recycling existing car components – General Motors is stepping it up a notch. GM is working with a Detroit nonprofit group to turn leftover auto materials into warm coats … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 11.September, 2012

There is Just One Nation in the World Where Climate Scientists Face Systematic Harassment There is no other place in the world like America. It is the only country that can lay claim to the mantle of richest in the world, and it is also the only country that fosters the organized harassment of climate … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 10.September, 2012

Shell Already Forced to Stop Arctic Drilling Operation …But the good times were over nearly as soon as they began. Complications involving the drift arctic sea ice—precisely the sort of complications that makes such an operation so treacherous in the first place, and so opposed by environmentalists and local residents—forced the operation to cease mere … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 08.September, 2012

China’s Yangtze River Suddenly Turns Red, and Nobody Knows Why Residents of Chongqing, China got quite a surprise when they looked out at the Yangtze River yesterday: The river, which usually has a golden-brown hue, had been dyed a deep red-orange, and nobody knows why! The crimson coloration first appeared yesterday where the Yangtze meets … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 7.September, 2012

Chicago Aims to Eliminate Pedestrian Fatalities Within 10 Years Good cities are built for walking, which is perhaps why Chicago has unveiled an ambitious plan to put pedestrians first. The capital of the midwest aims to eliminate pedestrian fatalities and drastically reduce injuries over the next ten years. Arizona State Students Develop Low-Cost Biosensor to … [Read more…]