Laura K. Cowan

 

Laura K. Cowan is a novelist and editor from Ann Arbor, Michigan, whose eco-friendly fiction explores the connections between the natural and spiritual worlds and has been compared to the work of acclaimed fantasy writers Ray Bradbury and Ursula K. Le Guin. Laura has worked for years as an accomplished writer and editor in genres such as green tech, green parenting, and automotive media, and has been called one of the best copy editors in the business by multiple colleagues, including late mentor David E. Davis, Jr., whom TIME Magazine called “the Dean of Automotive Journalism.” She was the founder of popular green parenting blog 29 Diapers, author of Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby’s First Year, and still serves as Road Test Editor for Inhabitat. Laura’s work has appeared in Automobile Quarterly as well as on numerous parenting sites including BabyCenter, EcoMom, and Inhabitots. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter (@laurakcowan), Pinterest, Instagram and Goodreads, or connect with her at laurakcowan[at]gmail.com or on her website LauraKCowan.com.

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Samsung Unveils New Eco-Friendly Replenish and Restore Smart Phones

Samsung Unveils New Eco-Friendly Replenish and Restore Smart Phones

Samsung has announced that its new line of recyclable smart phones will feature an Android phone called the Replenish and a feature phone called Restore. The Replenish is an energy-efficient

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Peugeot Reveals Hybrid SXC Concept Before Shanghai Motor Show

Peugeot Reveals Hybrid SXC Concept Before Shanghai Motor Show

The Peugeot SXC Concept is designed to appeal to the growing number of Chinese buyers who purchase crossover vehicles, blending a Peugeot floating grille with fluid body lines and a solid

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BREAKING: Solar Power Breakthrough Could Render Photovoltaic Cells Obsolete

BREAKING: Solar Power Breakthrough Could Render Photovoltaic Cells Obsolete

Researchers at the University of Michigan have made a discovery about the behavior of light that could change solar technology forever. Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments of Electrical

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SAE World Congress Goes Green: Alternative Fuels, EV Tech, and Award for Chevy Volt

SAE World Congress Goes Green: Alternative Fuels, EV Tech, and Award for Chevy Volt

This year's SAE World Congress in Detroit has gone green, honoring the design of electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt and focusing on technologies that bring better efficiencies to new and

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World’s First Biodegradable Car: Kenneth Cobonpue’s Phoenix Roadster

World’s First Biodegradable Car: Kenneth Cobonpue’s Phoenix Roadster

You are looking at the world's first bamboo and rattan roadster, a biodegradable car called the Phoenix. The Phoenix was created by product designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner and

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Piranha Nano Boat is 75% Lighter, 40% Stronger, 400% More Fuel Efficient

Piranha Nano Boat is 75% Lighter, 40% Stronger, 400% More Fuel Efficient

Ohio-based Zyvex Technologies just unveiled the Piranha - a next-gen unmanned boat that is 75% lighter, 40% stronger, and 400% more fuel efficient than similarly-sized aluminum boats. The

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Luxgen Unveils Sleek Neora Concept Ahead of Shanghai Auto Show

Luxgen Unveils Sleek Neora Concept Ahead of Shanghai Auto Show

Taiwanese electric car maker Luxgen has released preview sketches and video of its Neora (from “New Era”) Concept ahead of the Shanghai Auto Show. The all-electric vehicle features

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Breaking News: TREXA Unveils New Enertube Prototype

Breaking News: TREXA Unveils New Enertube Prototype

Electric vehicle platform maker TREXA has just unveiled a new production prototype in conjunction with filing for a patent for the company's unique Enertube energy storage system. TREXA's

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Ockel’s 23-Passenger EV Superbus Can Hit 155 MPH

Ockel’s 23-Passenger EV Superbus Can Hit 155 MPH

Wubbo Ockels, professor of aerospace engineering and technology and the Netherlands' first astronaut, has led a design team to create this 23-passenger EV Superbus, complete with gull-wing doors

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Breaking News: Nissan LEAF Struggles with Start Failures

Breaking News: Nissan LEAF Struggles with Start Failures

The 2011 Nissan LEAF has hit a rough patch: owners on MyNissanLeaf.com have been reporting recently that the vehicle will not restart under certain circumstances. After using the car's air

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SFO’s Gorgeous New Terminal 2 Aims to Be First LEED Gold Airport Terminal in U.S.

SFO’s Gorgeous New Terminal 2 Aims to Be First LEED Gold Airport Terminal in U.S.

San Francisco Airport has revealed its renovated Terminal 2, which aims to be the first LEED Gold-certified airport terminal in the U.S. Featuring 90 percent recycled building materials from the

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GM Announces That Chevy Volt Owners Can Go 1,000 Miles Between Fill-ups

GM Announces That Chevy Volt Owners Can Go 1,000 Miles Between Fill-ups

General Motors just announced that a sample of Chevrolet Volt owners have been able to drive for over 1,000 miles before filling up their tanks at the station. While the EPA estimate's the

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Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Oceanic Will Use Underwater Planes to Explore Ocean’s Depths

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Oceanic Will Use Underwater Planes to Explore Ocean’s Depths

Sir Richard Branson is no shrinking violet when it comes to innovation in exploration. The famed entrepreneur who is already constructing his own space base, has just announced he will being

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Focus ECONetic: Ford Gives a Sneak Peek of Europe’s Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Car

Focus ECONetic: Ford Gives a Sneak Peek of Europe’s Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Car

Ford has unveiled the new Ford Focus ECONetic compact car ahead of its debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show next week. This compact car's claim to fame is its efficiency: at 80 miles per gallon,

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Telematics: Microsoft and Toyota Announce Partnership on Electric Car Management Systems

Telematics: Microsoft and Toyota Announce Partnership on Electric Car Management Systems

Toyota Motor Corporation and Microsoft have announced that they will partner to bring telematics (a.k.a. the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics) to the smart grid via

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Tesla Roadster Wins 5th Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

Tesla Roadster Wins 5th Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

For the second year in a row, electric vehicle-maker Tesla has bested all competitors in the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally, throwing more doubt on Top Gear's claims of low range for its

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