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Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

If you're an eco-conscious traveller planning to visit Buenos Aires on a tight budget, don't worry, you don't have to leave your green lifestyle behind. The Eco-Pampa Hostel located in the

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Ford Reports Best Earnings in 13 Years Thanks To Green Vehicles

Ford Reports Best Earnings in 13 Years Thanks To Green Vehicles

Ford just announced its best quarterly profits in 13 years, thanks to rising demand for its fuel-efficient vehicles. Profits rose to $2.55 billion in the first quarter of 2011 from $2.09 billion in the

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Mitsubishi’s Electric i to Be Most Affordable Electric Car Available in US at $21K

Mitsubishi’s Electric i to Be Most Affordable Electric Car Available in US at $21K

Mitsubishi announced at the New York auto show that its all-electric i car will cost just over $21,000 after the $7,000 federal tax rebate for EVs. The goal was to get the price under $20k, but the

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Ford Releases List of Top 25 Electric Vehicle Friendly Cities

Ford Releases List of Top 25 Electric Vehicle Friendly Cities

Ford Motor Company just released a list of the top 25 electric vehicle (EV) friendly cities in anticipation of the release of their Ford Focus Electric later this year. The list was compiled by

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Solar-Powered Car Wash Springs up in Stamford, CT

Solar-Powered Car Wash Springs up in Stamford, CT

Considering how much water it takes to clean your car, you may not think car washes are all that environmentally friendly -- however one man is aiming to change all that. Gregg Mercede, owner of the

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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, the ECONetic

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Ecovative Teams Up With Ford to Create Compostable Car Parts from Mushrooms

Ecovative Teams Up With Ford to Create Compostable Car Parts from Mushrooms

Ushering in a new generation of partially compostable cars, Ecovative has teamed up with Ford to use their mushroom-based foam as a key component in bumpers, side doors, and dashboards. The best part is

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Ford Investigates Bubble Technology to Make Cars 10% Lighter, More Efficient

Ford Investigates Bubble Technology to Make Cars 10% Lighter, More Efficient

Ford Motors is looking into a new technology produced at MIT labs that could make cars lighter and more fuel-efficient by injecting micro bubbles into plastic components. The technology, which is now

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AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

AT&T Will Provide Wireless Control of the Ford Focus Electric

Ford announced today that it will use AT&T's wireless network to connect the Ford Focus electric. Through the new MyFord Mobile smartphone app, Focus drivers will be able to control the car's

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Used EV Batteries Will Help Power Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

Used EV Batteries Will Help Power Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

Ford is working with Xtreme Power to test the reuse of electric vehicle batteries for solar power storage at its Michigan Assembly Plant.

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Aging Ford Plant Revitalized Into Stunning Commercial Space

Aging Ford Plant Revitalized Into Stunning Commercial Space

Photo © Billy Hustace After producing Ford cars, Jeeps and outfitting tanks during WWII, the huge complex sat vacant upon closing down in the fifties. Then the 1989 Loma Peralta earthquake forced the

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Historic Ford Factory Transformed Into SunPower Photovoltaics Headquarters

Historic Ford Factory Transformed Into SunPower Photovoltaics Headquarters

As you might expect from one of the leading manufacturers of photovoltaics in the US, the roof of SunPower's HQ is entirely coated in solar panels. The company's goal for the facility was to combine

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Oxford Develops Cheap Solar Cells with Metal Oxide Found in Toothpaste

Oxford Develops Cheap Solar Cells with Metal Oxide Found in Toothpaste

Last fall, we reported that Oxford Photovoltaics, part of Oxford University's Isis Innovation, received a grant to create screen-printed organic solar cells. The thin-dye printed cells have finally been

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Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Ford Unveils C-MAX Energi and C-MAX Hybrid at Detroit Auto Show

Today, Ford announced the addition of two more electric vehicles, both eco-versions of the company's C-MAX, a five-passenger wagon: the C-MAX Energi, which will be a plug-in hybrid similar to the Chevy

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LEED for Homes Winners are as Affordable as They are Green

LEED for Homes Winners are as Affordable as They are Green

The now famous 100K House in Philadelphia is all about maximizing efficiency and design while squeezing the most out of a small budget. The efforts of developer  Postgreen and designer Interface Studio

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Representative Gabrielle Giffords– an Environmental Champion

Representative Gabrielle Giffords– an Environmental Champion

Saturday's horrific shooting has shone the spotlight on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, but it's important not to let the devastating event overshadow the extraordinary work she has done to

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Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

Ford Unveils the All-New Focus Electric!

After teasing the vehicle earlier this week, Ford unveiled its first all-electric passenger car today at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The model is a zero-CO2-emissions,

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Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

Ford Focus EV To Debut At CES Las Vegas

This week Ford teased the imminent unveiling of the Focus EV by releasing a single image on Facebook showcasing the vehicle's illuminated, Tron-like plug port. As you'd expect from Ford on the release of

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Slumtube: Affordable Housing Made From Shipping Pallets!

Slumtube: Affordable Housing Made From Shipping Pallets!

Schnetzer and Gregor built upon what they learned from constructing modular pallet houses, improving upon their original design to make it even more affordable. In previous designs, the pallets were used

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Ford Announces First Cities To Receive the New Focus Electric

Ford Announces First Cities To Receive the New Focus Electric

Ford has announced which lucky markets will be the first to receive the Focus Electric, their first all electric passenger car that can travel 100 miles on a full charge whilst creating zero CO2

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Stanford Students Design a Fully-Recyclable Laptop

Stanford Students Design a Fully-Recyclable Laptop

A group of grad students from Standford University have won October's Autodesk Inventor of the Month award for their unique Bloom laptop - a computer that was designed to be disassembled for recycling in

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Bike Basket Made of Pine Cones Affords Pretty (But Prickly) Storage

Bike Basket Made of Pine Cones Affords Pretty (But Prickly) Storage

01Mathery created this beautiful pine cone bike basket by cobbling together objects scavenged from the forest floor. The bountiful basket is made from an assortment of pine cones in all different shapes

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Oxford Company Developing Energy-Generating Windows

Oxford Company Developing Energy-Generating Windows

Oxford Photovoltaics has won a £100,000 ($150,000) prize to develop the technology for screen-printed organic solar cells that could be placed onto window panes in order to generate energy. The company

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Affordable Artist Housing Helps Revitialize CA Town

Affordable Artist Housing Helps Revitialize CA Town

The affordable housing project is supported and funded by the City of Lancaster as part of their Downtown Specific Plan to transform this mostly vacant city area into a place of historic, cultural,

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Noble Home: An Affordable Eco-Friendly House Kit

Noble Home: An Affordable Eco-Friendly House Kit

Affordable housing projects often rely upon unhealthy materials and inferior workmanship to help keep costs down. Not the Noble Home. It's an eco-friendly house kit that's simple enough that it can be

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Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

When one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world invests their capital into algae biofuel research, you know that renewable energy will soon play a major role in the global economy. Ford Motor

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Stanford Unveils Solar Cells Thinner Than Light Wavelengths

Stanford Unveils Solar Cells Thinner Than Light Wavelengths

One problem with solar cells is that the thicker and more powerful they are, the more expensive they are to make. However engineers at Stanford recently announced that they have developed a new type of

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Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries

Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries

It's finally happened: Now even paper can be "smart," with the help of new paper-based lithium-ion batteries developed by Stanford materials scientists. The bendable batteries could power electronic

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Stanford Unveils Solar Tech That Harnesses Light and Heat

Stanford Unveils Solar Tech That Harnesses Light and Heat

Phot by Nick Melosh We currently have two types of solar energy: energy generated from light, using silicon-based photovoltaic cells, and energy generated from heat, using solar concentrators and

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Affordable, Efficient Honeywell Turbine Hits Shelves Next Month!

Affordable, Efficient Honeywell Turbine Hits Shelves Next Month!

Kevin talked about one of the biggest concerns for those interested in turbines: "What if I don’t have a lot of wind?" Most wind turbines of this capacity require 7 to 8 mph winds to overcome the

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