A few weeks back we saw the LED street lights going up in Ann Arbor Michigan USA. Now this same City is experimenting with rain barrels on a large scale. That's a good thing. Rain barrels not only provide free water for gardening, they reduce the
Power companies, sewage treatment plants, and water providers can protect large amounts of wildlife habitat in cooperation with state governments, says a recent study by the nonpartisan Environmental Law Institute (ELI).
Have a hankering for a nice, compact electric car but don't have the patience to wait out the Smart Car? Well, if you live in or close to Saginaw, Michigan, you're in luck: the Great Lakes Auto Sales dealership will start selling the Flybo-EV within
This post is about a marketing paradox. It's about a product ingredient advertised for its ability to protect our health, which it does well in professional health care settings, but which may, indirectly, have the potential to do the opposite in
What reduces overall CO2 output by 15%? What cuts volatile organic compounds (VOC) by around 10%? What takes 20% less time to use? What saves more than $7 USD per vehicle. Hopefully the answer to all those questions might turn out to be Ford's new
US Congressional Representative John D. Dingell of Michigan, a powerful Democrat, has announced that "he planned to propose a steep new "carbon tax" that would raise the cost of burning oil, gas and coal, in a move that could shake up the political
Reports about a rapidly dropping Lake Superior, probably the most beautiful and certainly the largest of all the Great Lakes, (max depth = 1,330 feet), are showing up all over. You'd think the print media were on a "hunt-for-signs-of-global-warming."
It appears that humans may be returning to the moon much sooner than anticipated: Shaopeng Huang, a geophysicist at the University of Michigan, has called for the establishment of an international system of monitoring stations on the lunar surface to
We often write about bottled water. The continuous fascination stems from how convenience-driven the market is. Laying out logic can't overcome convenience, no matter how significant the environmental effects may be. The only recourse would be to
Via press release:- "...General Motors announced its goal to reduce CO2 emissions from its North American manufacturing facilities by 40 percent by 2010, based on 2000 levels. GM is setting this target as part of its voluntary partnership in the U.S.
Going just by the name Canada Goose, you'd think the US has Canada to thank for goose crap all over its parks, golf courses, beaches, and even private yards on year round basis. In actuality, Branta canadensis has only recently elected to skip flying
Somehow this posting was rejected by one of Lloyd's favorite sources, CuteOverload. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinal: - "Frustrated by the mounting number of invasive species arriving in the bellies of overseas freighters, some conservationists are
It's all in the numbers. Ninety percent (90%) chance that Climate Change is attributable to human activity. Ten (10) years to get serious about the problem. Possibility of climate catastrophe by mid-century under the "business as usual" scenario.
Having spent a great deal of time in Vermont this past winter, I realize that snowmobiles are a means of transportation when the white fluff is overwhelming. In addition, they serve a great purpose in the northern parts of the world when it comes to
While GM has been riding the eco-wave lately with its Chevy Volt concept, there's more electricity coming out of Detroit. Tesla Motors, manufacturer of high performance, zero-emission electric vehicles has opened its Michigan Technical Center in