Daily Green Wrap-up 27.October, 2012

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.
Other than stating that “climate change is not a hoax” during his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama hasn’t had much to say about global warming issues throughout his re-election campaign. And Romney’s been dead silent.
Nissan has announced a bit of a shift in its policy towards environmentally friendly cars in recent days: it’s going hybrid. Why is that news? I’m glad you asked.
It’s been exactly one month since eight protesters climbed into tree scaffolding some 80-feet high in the path of TransCanada’s tree-clearing troops. That acorn of an action has grown into a full-blown forest of resistance — with local landowners and climate activists joining hands (and sharing jail cells) to block the unwelcome southern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
  • GreenJoyment (Ally): This makes me want to go out and protest something! This article is a really great summary of events following the Keystone XL protests.
Generators offer the convenience of using our everyday devices despite a prolonged power outage. They can even be life-saving in the case of hospitals or elderly persons who depend on oxygen machines.
But before you fire up the backup engine, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind.

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