The Green Wrap-up 3.February, 2013

The consumer-driven rise of the hybrid vehicle — half gasoline, half electric — has spurred on more research into the fully electric vehicle, or EV. EVWorld offers a statistical projection of the cost-efficiency of EVs over the standard internal combustion engine and today’s top hybrid vehicles, concluding that no matter which way one slices it, EVs are the way to go if one wants to stretch their energy dollar.
Germany may only have a quarter the population of the US, but that won’t stop the country from being on America’s heels when it comes to electric-drive vehicle adoption.
We know what you’re thinking. “Wait, there are flame retardants in Gatorade?” Yep, Brominated vegetable oil (BVO), a chemical that’s used as a flame retardant, is included in drinks like Gatorade to keep other ingredients from separating. There’s good news, though: PepsiCo announced plans to remove BVO from Gatorade after consumer complaints started rolling in via a petition started at by 15 year-old Sarah Kavanagh.
In July 2008, I was in Atlanta trying to learn how to be an anthropologist of bicycling. Looking for clues, I went to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, and I found myself overwhelmed by the power of Dr. King’s words…
Stained Mason jars are super hip in DIY home decor right now, but finding the vintage ones can be really tricky, and when you do find them, they’re often super expensive. Instead of shelling out big bucks for a genuine stained Mason jar, you can pretty easily make your own! Here’s how.
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): These are so cute! I’m looking into doing some DIY mason jar crafts for my upcoming wedding day, and I might do a variation on this project to be used for vases and lanterns. I also saw a similar method for making stained-glass mason jars and also cute mason jar terrariums on The Chew not long ago.
Earlier this week, billionaire businessman Samuel Yin announced a new science award called the Tang Prize — at $1.36 million, it tops the Nobel Prize, which was $1.2 million in 2012.

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