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GRASS CARS: Taking Your Car to the Greenwash?

GRASS CARS: Taking Your Car to the Greenwash?

We talk about green cars all the time, but this is ridiculous! It seems that quite a number of people have taken to covering their cars in astroturf, sod and actual grass - but why? And is there any

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Cars Made From Liquid Wood Around the Corner

Cars Made From Liquid Wood Around the Corner

With major auto manufactures rushing to green their upcoming vehicle lines as quickly as possible, Ford Motor Company has announced that it is researching an innovative material that may one day become as

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Chicken Feathers May Fuel Hydrogen Cars in the Future

Chicken Feathers May Fuel Hydrogen Cars in the Future

Chickens may start losing sleep over more than Americans’ love of McNuggets. Chicken consumption in the US creates over six billion pounds of feathers each year. Previously discarded as waste,

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All-Electric Smart Cars Announced for the UK!

All-Electric Smart Cars Announced for the UK!

After a successful series of trials in London, Daimler has just announced that the Smart Fortwo Electric is officially ready for small series production! The all-electric version of everyone's favorite

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The Verdant Vigilante Crusades Against Idling Cars

The Verdant Vigilante Crusades Against Idling Cars

If you happen to be idling your car's engine on the streets of New York, you may find yourself face to face with George Pakenham, the Verdant Vigilante. The 59 year-old Wall Street mortgage broker is a

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Candy-Inspired Toy Cars by Drill Design

Candy-Inspired Toy Cars by Drill Design

At Milan’s Furniture Fair 2009, the Designersblock show was definitely not to be missed. It's a world tour of design that showcases not only the freshest, newest designers but also a wide variety of

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NYPD Rolls out Hybrid Patrol Cars

NYPD Rolls out Hybrid Patrol Cars

Should you ever find yourself being pursued by the NYPD, now you can rest assured that the carbon footprint of your chase around the city will be just a little bit greener. As part of New York's efforts

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ClimateCars: London’s Alternative Cab Service

ClimateCars: London’s Alternative Cab Service

Founded in June 2007 by Nicko Williamson, Climatecars is London's eco-alternative cab service. Although the popularity of cycling around the UK capital is significantly rising, the Climatecars service is

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Cars of the Future may be Made of Super-Strong Buckypaper

Cars of the Future may be Made of Super-Strong Buckypaper

What is stronger than steel and stands to revolutionize our built environment? Paper! Or rather, buckypaper to be more precise. Buckypaper is a material composed of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Peugeot Unveils 2008 Concept Cars

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Peugeot Unveils 2008 Concept Cars

Every year, Peugeot launches a contest call for entries from the international design community to showcase their talents in a concept car showdown. The theme for this year's contest requested that they

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China tries to clean up air with a new ban on cars!

China tries to clean up air with a new ban on cars!

With the 2008 Summer Olympics just around the corner, the Chinese government has started their plan to ban one million vehicles from the streets of Beijing. The initiative got underway this week with the

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RCA Unveils Sleek Sustainable Concept Cars

RCA Unveils Sleek Sustainable Concept Cars

Imagine soaring along the road in a car composed entirely of aerodynamic glass, or piloting a red rocket-car with a split chassis mimicking a motorcycle and sidecar. Now consider the fact that these

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Volkswagen’s Cars of the Future

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Volkswagen’s Cars of the Future

What will the future vehicle look like? That's the question that Volkswagen asked to their top engineers and their answer is the Volkswagen 2028 concept vehicles. The results are as interesting as they

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Recycled Carseat Laptop Bag by Begoodesigns

Recycled Carseat Laptop Bag by Begoodesigns

With the plethora of abandoned automobiles on the planet, it is good to know that there just might be creative reuse for the valuable materials that remain once vehicles make their way to the scrap pile

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California’s Environmental Performance Labels for New Cars

California’s Environmental Performance Labels for New Cars

The state of California passed legislation last week that will mandate the use of 'Environmental Performance' labels for all new cars sold in the state. Each vehicle receives a 'Global Warming' and 'Smog'

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Norway’s Think Electric Cars coming to the US!

Norway’s Think Electric Cars coming to the US!

With fuel prices continuing to soar, the appeal for electric vehicles has never been higher. Eyeing a timely entrance to a tapped out market, Norwegian car manufacturer THINK has just announced that the

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Sunken Subway Cars To Replace Eroding Barrier Reefs

Sunken Subway Cars To Replace Eroding Barrier Reefs

It's a condo boom for sea creatures as retired New York subway cars are being hurled into the ocean deep. The initiative, headed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control,

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Germany Bans Polluting Cars from City Centers

Germany Bans Polluting Cars from City Centers

Different cities are taking different approaches to reducing both pollution and car usage. While Londoners are charged a fee for entering the central district of the city, certain German cities are now

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TOP 5 SEXIEST SUSTAINABLE SPORTS CARS

TOP 5 SEXIEST SUSTAINABLE SPORTS CARS

It is often said that for green cars to be taken seriously, serious car buffs must realize that they can compete with the big boys. You see, most people think that you just can't get proper mileage out of

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One Planet Communities: The Earth’s Greenest Neighborhoods

One Planet Communities: The Earth’s Greenest Neighborhoods

10 principles guide One Planet Communities (OPCs) in the quest for improved stewardship of the Earth’s resources. At the top of the list are Zero Carbon and Zero Waste—it's the goal of these

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Solar-Powered Tuk Tuk to Travel from India to England!

Solar-Powered Tuk Tuk to Travel from India to England!

Rabelli has invested two years and his life savings of $6,500 into converting the tuk tuk, although his remaining resources are indeed scant. By his estimates, he’ll need to raise a total of $43,000 to

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Portland’s Tilikum Crossing to Become America’s First Multimodal Car-Free Bridge

Portland’s Tilikum Crossing to Become America’s First Multimodal Car-Free Bridge

A few weeks ago, the two ends of the bridge were finally connected, showing the outline of the final design. The bridge has several unique features that make it superior to other similar projects,

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INTERVIEW: Yves Behar on Green Design, Data Overload, and His First Foray Into Architecture

INTERVIEW: Yves Behar on Green Design, Data Overload, and His First Foray Into Architecture

If you've ever used a Jawbone, sat in a Sayl, or fired up a SodaStream, then you're sure to be familiar with the work of industrial design superstar Yves Behar. He's also the designer behind pioneering

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The Ryno Electric Unicycle is a One-Wheeled Muscle Machine

The Ryno Electric Unicycle is a One-Wheeled Muscle Machine

If you love turning heads when you take a ride around town, then the Ryno electric unicycle is probably for you. Designer Chris Hoffmann had his eyes set on the Segway crowd when he started work on the

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Renovo Unveils All-Electric Supercar With a $529,000 Price Tag

Renovo Unveils All-Electric Supercar With a $529,000 Price Tag

Silicon Valley-based startup Renovo Motors just unveiled one of the world's most spectacular all-electric sports cars: the Renovo Coupe. The Renovo Coupe borrows its chassis from the Shelby CSX 9000 and

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Is Your Neighborhood’s Urban Design Making You Fat?

Is Your Neighborhood’s Urban Design Making You Fat?

"What is the influence of street network design on public health?" This question prompted a recent study that has just been published in the Journal of Transport & Health. While much has been said

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BMW Unveils Beautiful Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charger in Germany

BMW Unveils Beautiful Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charger in Germany

Inspired by the hyper-modern Coop Himmelb(l)au-designed architecture at BMW Welt, Point.One S's sleek organic shape blends superior functionality and design into a symbol for environmentally friendly

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Finally: A 100% Natural Alternative to Sickening Air Fresheners

Finally: A 100% Natural Alternative to Sickening Air Fresheners

Any car owner knows that the inside of a vehicle can get really "aromatic" over time, especially if pets and kids are regular passengers. Fortunately, a group of young entrepreneurs has a solution to

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7 Ways to Keep Your Eco-Footprint Lower than Your Tuition

7 Ways to Keep Your Eco-Footprint Lower than Your Tuition

It hurts to say it, but summer’s almost over. Soon students around the world are going to be heading back to the accidentally-nod-off-while-studying sleep schedules and caffeine addictions commonly

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Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car?

Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car?

Although many people now read the news online or on their e-readers, actual printed newspapers are still enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately all those papers add up to a lot of waste at

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