Daily Green Wrap-up 29.October, 2012

President Obama reveals secret Chevy Volt joy ride to Jay Leno President Barack Obama has been near a Chevrolet Volt before, but he never got to drive one more than a few few. That changed recently when a Volt-driving friend came to the White House for a visit and let Obama take it for a … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 28.October, 2012

8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Will Make Your Kid the Talk of the Town (In a Good Way) Kids often accuse their eco-minded parents of taking recycling and DIY projects to a level that is socially suicidal, especially during holidays like Halloween. So we put together a series of awesome cardboard box costumes that not … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 27.October, 2012

Smart highways can charge EVs, give weather warnings Designer Daan Roosegaarde is teaming up with Heijmans Infrastructure to dream up smart highway lanes that not only give drivers weather information by “glowing” but will eventually be able to help recharge electric vehicles. Obama Talks Climate Change with MTV (Video) Other than stating that “climate change … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 26.October, 2012

Carnegie Mellon Develops a Trio of Portable Air and Water Pollution Sensors Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab has developed compact air and water pollution sensors that can help gather localized pollution data. The devices are affordable and portable pollution detectors that citizen scientists can use inside or outside and then have the devices automatically upload the … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 25.October, 2012

Calif. Naval Station Erects 14 MW Solar System SunPower completed the largest solar system in the US Navy, a 13.78 MW solar photovoltaic power system at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWS China Lake) in California. The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy The great energy transition from fossil fuels … [Read more…]

Food in the News: A Quick Guide to Understanding GMOs

This November, Californians will be voting on Prop 37, an initiative that would require food companies to include an easy-to-read label on food containing genetically modified organisms. Brush up on your GMO knowledge with this easy infographic:     Greenjoyment (Ally): Pesticide companies led by The Big Bully, Monsanto, are resisting California’s Prop 37 and … [Read more…]

Green Cleaning Solutions for Your Home

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. It’s cleaning time! Most people don’t enjoy the tedious process of cleaning the house, and for good reason. Not only is it time-consuming to clean, but cleaning products can be expensive. Not to mention that many of these products use toxic chemicals which … [Read more…]

Breaking it Down: Composting Solutions

You are a diligent recycler. Empty aluminum cans that have been scraped and rinsed clean, hollow, old plastic milk jugs and glass jars go straight into the recycling bin without your even having to think twice about it. It’s second nature by now. And yet… What do you do with both knobby ends of a … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 23.October, 2012

Electric drive industry responds to A123’s bankruptcy, takeover by Johnson Controls Something interesting happened after A123 Systems filed for bankruptcy last week: the plug-in vehicle industry circled the wagons. AutoblogGreen received press releases and statements from a variety of electric vehicle (EV) players that, when taken as a whole, seem to indicate this particular bankruptcy … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-up 21.October, 2012

Chicago debuts smog-eating sidewalks In an effort to clean up its city streets, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has set out to create the “greenest street in America” and short of closing off the road all together and turning it into a park, they seem to have done just that. For real? Researchers use … [Read more…]