The Ecuadorian sun shone through the leafy greenery, casting intricate shadows upon a group of twelve college students and beating down upon their necks. David Poritz, the group’s leader, walked through
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The Geneva Auto Show kicks into full gear this week, and so far a number of hot new green cars have turned heads left and right. The latest vehicle to hit the scene is Saab's futuristic "PhoeniX"
What's even better than owning a Bentley? Owning a biofuel-powered Bentley than can go over 200 MPH -- on ice! Bentley is set to showcase its new Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible at the
Inhabitat recently had the opportunity to test drive the new 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Coupe in all three of its modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. A Prius driver myself, I have to admit there are times when I
Move over Chevy Volt, get out the way Nissan Leaf -- the Civic GX NGV has been named "Greenest Vehicle" by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh straight year! The
As a way to meet the new fuel economy standards set by the Obama administration, requiring fleets to have an average of 35.5 mpg by 2016, Porsche unveiled the 2012 Panamera S hybrid before the Geneva Auto
Without an established industry standard for quick-charge electric vehicle (EV) stations, the city of Chicago has still decided to go ahead with a program to install seventy-three, $65,000 public
It seems that Hertz are doing everything they can to establish themselves as America's greenest car rental company. Not only were they the first to start an EV rental program, but now they have contracted
But Japanese inventor Akinori Ito created a machine that converts ubiquitous plastic bags into fuel. The carbon negative system is now being sold by Ito's Blest Corporation.
The Washington State Legislature is attempting to pass a law that would require owners of electric vehicles (EVs) to pay a $100 yearly fee on their car registration to make up for the fact that they
Following fast on the heels of the release of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, Smart has launched its very own electric car. The first electric Smart car was delivered to Mindy Kimball of Silver
This sounds like a dream, but UK-based company Cella Energy claims to have developed a synthetic fuel that has no carbon emissions and would cost only $1.50 per gallon. The hydrogen-based fuel, which is
Institutional food provider Sodexo joined the Meatless Monday campaign, bringing weekly meatless options to its 10 million American clients.
As the economy has started picking up, so has the congestion on our streets, a new study from Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University has found. According to the study, our traffic
General Motors Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson is expected to announce that GM will double the output of the 2012 Chevy Volt from 60,000 to 120,000. This comes just after Akerson told the public that
This morning, Mascoma Corporation, a biofuels company, announced that Valero, the nation's largest indepfendent oil refinery, will take the entire commercial output of a plant that Mascoma will break
Yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its all-new Veloster, a sporty, energy-efficient gasoline car that boasts 40mpg and low hydrocarbon emissions.
Just minutes ago, Toyota unveiled their new family of Prius vehicles at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Once the gold standard for energy-efficient cars, the company has faced rapidly
A federal judge in Fresno, California has blocked a portion of California's Global Warming Solutions Act, which aims to lower the carbon life cycle of fuel entering the state. The judge ruled that the
Gridlock in and around Beijing, China is a huge problem -- earlier this year a traffic jam outside of the city stretched for 60 miles and lasted ten days. Fortunately, the Chinese government is about to
Environmentally friendly automobiles are popping up all over the place these days and BYD Auto of China is set to throw two more models into the mix at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. At the show --
Since 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies, and 3.573 million people die each year from water-related diseases, it's clear that securing safe water sources in communities around the world
As part of a yearly legal ritual, the EPA just released their fuel standard requirements for 2011 and though the overall green fuel targets have remained, the same amount of cellulosic biofuel (biofuel
Automobiles have managed to garner more interest over the past year, and the motor companies have expanded their exhibitions to make them more interactive than last year’s showing. We would like to
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