Daily Green Wrap-Up 11.February, 2012

Last year I blogged about, and took part in, the National Day of Unplugging, an appeal from non-profit Reboot to take a technology sabbath to reconnect with oneself and the community. By the end of my personalized sabbath I felt rested and energized without doing much more than making a personal pledge to skip e-mail, social media and my laptop.
When I was recently at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, I got a chance to check out the Tesla Model S, an electric sportscar through and through, and it’s a damn hot car. And yesterday, Tesla showed us all the Model X, a crossover vehicle, which fits seven full-size adults, and has those AMAZINGLY cool (and actually more functional) gullwing doors (check out 16:00 for the reveal).
The application was submitted seven years ago and prep-work has been under way for some time—now the reactors are being built in Georgia by a consortium of utilities led by Southern Col. They will be sited at the Vogtle nuclear power plant complex, about 170 miles east of Atlanta.
It’s survived for possibly hundreds of thousands of years, spreading across the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. But now, what is thought to be the oldest living thing on Earth may be reaching the end of its extended lifespan — due to climate change.
This innovative little microcar is called the Hiriko – it’s small, has no doors, folds-up when not in use and looks like something right out of a science fiction movie. In reality, it’s been in the concept stage as the “CityCar” for nearly a decade.

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