The Green Wrap-up 26.February, 2013

First production Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Vehicle prepped for Geneva It’s at least 57 days late, but Hyundai will be bringing the first ix35 Fuel Cell production vehicle to Geneva next week. The SUV, rolled off the line in Ulsan, Korea today, even though Hyundai promised that the ix35 would start production by the end … [Read more…]

Girl Fight: Feminism or Capitalism?

The first female-female UFC headliner took place last night, with Ronda Rousey fighting Liz Carmouche. The event was touted as being historic and progressive, a shining feminist victory. But, in what ways was this event made possible by capitalism while actually undermining certain feminist ideals?   Does Rousey’s Sex Appeal Taint This Fight as a … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 23.February, 2013

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on high cost of building Model S: “I wanted to punch myself in the face” Tesla Motors has been spending way too much money building each Model S. That reality, and how the company is remedying the situation, was one of the main talking points during a conference call that followed … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 21.February, 2013

DOE confirms LG Chem battery plant workers were paid not to make Chevy Volt batteries Remember the story last fall about workers at battery maker LG Chem’s Holland, MI-based plant who were sitting idle? Well, the feds have investigated and the news isn’t good. The US Department of Energy released an audit earlier this month … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 20.February, 2013

Oregon governor questions wisdom of headlong coal-export push Keystone is getting all the attention, but the brewing battle over coal exports in the Pacific Northwest is, from a pure carbon standpoint, far more significant. Right now one of the main problems for climate hawks is that all the decisions about new coal trains and coal … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 19.February, 2013

Is free charging for EVs actually a hindrance, long term? The days of free public charging for electric vehicles may soon be coming to an end, despite there being a lot of it out there right now, whether solar powered or as an incentive deal when buying the EV. Plug In Car’s European correspondent Laurent … [Read more…]

Sex and the Environment

One would think that sex is a pretty environmentally-friendly activity. Unlike many other hobbies, it generally doesn’t create a lot of waste, and it’s also good exercise! However, some of the instruments related to safe sex could be having a detrimental effect on both the environment and your health.   Birth control chemicals and the … [Read more…]


This President’s Day, let’s take a look at the best and worst environmental legacies of a few of our most recent presidents:   Ronald Reagan (R President 1981-1989): Best: Although the Reagan administration is not generally thought of as having been environmentally-friendly, there were a few shining stars here. As governor of California, he worked … [Read more…]

Why Use a Space Heater?

Winter in Texas can get pretty cold, as it tends to rain more, with chilling Texas winds picking up during the winter time. Many people find themselves turning up their homes’ heating systems, resulting in huge electric bills. If you want to save yourself a small fortune this winter, it may be a good idea … [Read more…]

Growing Your Own Organic Garden Is Easy!

Pesticides are made from toxic chemicals designed to kill the troublesome bugs that dine on agricultural crops or other plants. However, when these chemicals become airborne or seep into groundwater, they can present a human health hazard. Chemicals from pesticides can be absorbed through the skin, ingested through the mouth, or breathed in. If you’re … [Read more…]