One of the major challenges that both wind and solar energy face today is the inconsistency that they bring to the table and while solar power has been able to largely overcome this hurdle thanks to our ability to predict the ‘sunny days’ far more accurately, wind energy is still lagging behind thanks to all this uncertainty. Having said that, the tide seems to be turning in favor of wind power, as scientists across the planet are devising new ways to harness this incredible renewable source. Belgian government is the latest to join in on this green venture.
What Redress founder, Christina Dean, is currently doing is a bit of an adventure indeed and while for most of us guys it might not really be a big deal, making the wrong fashion statement is a major concern for plenty of girls out there. No one wishes to dress up bad in an intentional fashion and neither is the founder of Redress. But the challenge she has undertaken is to wear only 100 percent dumped clothes that have been reclaimed and from the images that Redress is sharing with the world so far, the idea is definitely a big hit.
Researchers at University of Kansas develop a more efficient way to turn wastewater algae to biofuel
One of the major quests of the last decade has been to not just find alternate energy sources, but find ones that can smoothly replace the existing fossil fuel usage and hence reduce our reliance on these resources. While crude oil is a significant factor in diving both our lives and modern economies forward, time has come to think seriously about alternatives as both growing costs and limited sources are starting to hinder progress. Biofuel has been long touted as the deal solution, but it seems that all the initial excitement has been stripped away thanks to both practical and economic constraints surrounding the fuel.
Facebook, this week on Wednesday, revealed data containing details of its total carbon footprints for the year of 2011 including all its data centers and globally operating offices, which connect 900 million users from all over the world. Every user adds to carbon footprints while he surfs through the FB pages using any electronic device. After all, electronics need power and therefore, it has to be generated through various means like coal, fuels, renewable methods etc.
These marvelous and ecofriendly lamps are created by Marco Stefanelli, who is an Italian designer. Amazingly, the designer retained the natural organic form of the lamps made from sawmill scraps, tree branches, and cement blocks. Marco removed fragments of each piece he had and replaced them with LED lights beautifully set into resin. The designer prepared these lamps for his Brecce collection.
While recent data published by National Institute for Space Research based on the satellite images confirms that deforestation rate in the Amazon rainforest, which saw its peak period during 2004, has dropped upto 23%,an Indian state, Nagpur, too kicked off its movement to restore the greenery of their region.
The insect world is really amazing and when it comes to organized structure and strict social hierarchy, little beats them. When it comes to, scientists have always known that the colony consist of ‘soldiers’, which defend and protect it against all attackers. But, recent studies and research has shown that when desperate battles take place, the workers not only join in and help the soldiers, but pack special crystal backpacks that detonate and damage intruders with poisonous toxins!
You must encountered many individuals in the past few years who would have argued that the whole ‘climate change’ clamor was one big political farce and that the ‘green taxes’ were just there to rob us of our money. And there are countless forums and threads which have argued that the cause of global warming is not conclusively human beings and that earth tends to go through warm and cold cycles. And to some extent these people were right. So far we have never had conclusive proof from a scientific perspective indicating that human activity and emission of greenhouse gases was the definitive reason for temperature increase globally. But the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (Best) project founded by Prof Richard Muller has changed all that.
One of the best ways to propagate the green message is to try and spread it with works of art that inspire people, grab their attention and ensure that the word spreads around quickly and in a creative fashion. And the best target audience for this is little kids who are just starting to explore the world around them with abundant inquisitiveness and enthusiasm. Graffiti Knitting might not be very big as of yet in Latin America, but artists from the Northern Hemisphere are already ensuring that heads are turned with their work down south.