Swimming for the environment seems to becoming more fashionable these days. After British swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh led the way yesterday with a 1 km swim across the frigid Arctic waters (-1.8°C) to raise awareness about climate change, former
185,000 gallons of alcohol were confiscated at the Swedish border last year, and authorities have an interesting use for it. They turned most of it into fuel for the public transport network.
This may sound very clever, until you hear what they used to
Prefabs can go in places that conventional buildings can't; some even float, like the Näckros Villa designed by Strindberg Arkitekter in Sweden. It started as a project for a client but has turned into an industrial project; The first was built in
How green is your garden shed? This was the question that the young British Designer, Sy Willmer, asked himself during the final year of his MA design program at GÃ¶teborg University in Sweden. Taking the traditional garden shed motif found in many
Google translator doesn't do Swedish, so I can't tell you much about Dan Sunaga's expanding base table. When pushed inward, the web of interlocking wood pieces rise to the appropriate height; when pulled outward it widens and lowers to a coffee table.
Congratulations Swedish car buyers. Thanks to a "new "green car" bonus program that went into effect yesterday April 1st, 2007, those who buy a new eco-friendly car can expect SEK 10,000 ($US1,400) in cash from the government. Scheduled to run
Last week, Lars Josefsson, chief executive of Vattenfall the Swedish power company, presented research that shows that the cost of combating climate change could be 40 per cent lower than the figure given in the Stern Report. The Stern Report claimed
As we've already posted on poo-cycling today, might as well take in the whole excretory panorama. According to an article in New Scientist:- "Despite making up only 1 per cent of the volume of waste water, urine contributes about 80 per cent of the
Via Financial Times:- After several years of deliberation, what is reportedly the world's oldest newspaper has decided that it will publish only digitally. No more Boreal Forest pulp needed, thank you very much. Indeed, the World Association of
Hailing from Gothenberg, Sweden, Reflective Circle describe themselves as "a design company with a heart." Established in 2001 by Josefin Lassbo, a Masters graduate in fashion design from the Danish Design school in Copenhagen, it wants to push the
A new report on the impact of climate change even has Tony Blair saying "it is now plain that the emission of greenhouse gases... is causing global warming at a rate that is unsustainable." The Environment Secretary says "The thing that is perhaps not
Another tip came our way from Brian to check out a Wired News story on "Scrubbing Bubbles Hit the Streets". Turns out that nanotechnology can do more then keep your pants stain free - a coating of titanium dioxide on concrete surfaces has the ability to