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BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

BMW CEO Announces ActiveE, Then Bashes Electric Vehicles

In advance of the New York International Auto Show, BMW CEO Jim O’Donnell announced to the Detroit News that the company will be releasing 1,100 of it’s newest electric vehicle, the ActiveE. That's

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Earth Day 2011: What Will You Be Doing?

Earth Day 2011: What Will You Be Doing?

HAPPY EARTH DAY INHABITAT READERS! From the foothills of the Colorado Rockies to the tip of South America to the sandy beaches of Australia, Inhabitat's growing team spans all corners of the world. To

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U.S. Postal Service Releases Environmental Awareness Stamps for Earth Day

U.S. Postal Service Releases Environmental Awareness Stamps for Earth Day

Here's a bit of ironic news: the U.S. Postal Service -- the organization that creates tons of emissions by flying and driving packages all over the country -- is releasing a series of stamps to teach the

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Planting Sugar Cane Can Lower Local Temperature by Almost Two Degrees

Planting Sugar Cane Can Lower Local Temperature by Almost Two Degrees

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology have found that planting sugarcane on land previously occupied by other crops will cool the local area. It was found that the plant

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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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New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

Land Rovers are famously known as un-environmentally friendly vehicles, but they are great at going off-road and protecting their occupants from collisions. Taking their safety street cred to the green

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Oregon State University Gets First LEED Platinum Power Plant in the Country

Oregon State University Gets First LEED Platinum Power Plant in the Country

The new Energy Center at Oregon State University (OSU) has just been certified LEED Platinum, making it the first LEED Platinum power plant in the United States. The center became fully functional in June

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New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

New Lithium-Air Batteries Could Go 500 Miles on a Single Charge

Researchers at the materials research division of Risø DTU in Denmark are developing a new lithium-air (Li-air) vehicle battery that is lightweight, holds a lot of energy, and could enable car-makers to

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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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Doctors Say Biofuel Subsidies Could Cause 192,000 Excess Deaths a Year

Doctors Say Biofuel Subsidies Could Cause 192,000 Excess Deaths a Year

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) released a statement this week warning that current government subsidies and policies surrounding biofuels could push an estimated 35 million

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European Union May Ban Gas Fueled Cars in Cities by 2050

European Union May Ban Gas Fueled Cars in Cities by 2050

An ambitious new proposal in the European Union calls for the elimination of fossil fuel-burning vehicles in cities by the year 2050. The radical plan, proposed by the European Commission, would prohibit

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Memsys Creates a Solar-Powered Shipping Container Desalination System

Memsys Creates a Solar-Powered Shipping Container Desalination System

Using a shipping container as the system shell, memsys created a solar-powered desalination system specifically designed for disaster relief.

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Barcelona Promotes Kitchen Oil Recycling By Giving Out Free ‘Olipots’

Barcelona Promotes Kitchen Oil Recycling By Giving Out Free ‘Olipots’

In an effort to salvage all of the cooking oil used annually in Barcelona, city officials have begun handing out free “OliPots” oil pots in an attempt to get more citizens to deposit the

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California Blind Man Uses Echolocation to Navigate Around on His Bike

California Blind Man Uses Echolocation to Navigate Around on His Bike

While sight is something we take for granted while riding our bikes, Daniel Kish from California rides his bike based completely on sound. Kish, who is blind, goes riding around town using a method called

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How Green Energy is Improving United States National Security

How Green Energy is Improving United States National Security

We have long reported how the U.S. military is investing in green energy, producing innovations such as solar-powered tents, hydrogen-powered tanks and biofuel-powered plans. These advances stand to not

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The Green Transformer Can Clean Your Pool and Fuel Your Car

The Green Transformer Can Clean Your Pool and Fuel Your Car

Designed by Yi Liu, Luo Jing and Jiang Yu-ning for the 2010 Seoul International Design Competition, the Green Transformer is a solar powered device that can help to remove valuable bio-oil (fuel often

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Spain Lowers Speed Limits to Reduce Oil Usage

Spain Lowers Speed Limits to Reduce Oil Usage

Unrest in the middle east has caused gas prices to rise across the world. As a precautionary energy-saving initiative, Spain has announced that it will lower its highway speed limits, cut train ticket

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Mr. Peanut Gets His Own Environmentally-Friendly Nutmobile

Mr. Peanut Gets His Own Environmentally-Friendly Nutmobile

Mr. Peanut is in for a big upgrade. Planters has decided to give the him a ride of his own: the Nutmobile, an entirely green, environmentally-friendly vehicle. Based on a 2011 Isuzu NPR truck, the

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Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel

Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel

Algae is much more than that pesky goo in your fish tank - researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology are now using algae grown at wastewater treatment plants to synthesize biodiesel. Wastewater

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New York Fashion Week is Spewing Pollution All Over Lincoln Center

New York Fashion Week is Spewing Pollution All Over Lincoln Center

It seems that Mercedes Benz Fashion Week brought more than just style to New York City's Lincoln Center, it also brought a whole lot of diesel smoke as well. A perturbed neighbor shot some video footage

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Obama’s Budget Spares Cuts for Renewable Energy Investments

Obama’s Budget Spares Cuts for Renewable Energy Investments

Unlike the budget that House Republicans unveiled last week, the President Obama's new budget, which he unveiled yesterday, spares -- for the most part -- the spending he's had in the works for renewable

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Nissan’s LEAF Electric Car Makes Its Way To The UK

Nissan’s LEAF Electric Car Makes Its Way To The UK

Nissan has been slow to deliver the LEAF the world over, however the company has finally shipped the all-electric car to the UK. Sixty-seven LEAFs arrived today in North East England intended for

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Student Discovers Certain Bacteria Can Eat Crude Glycerol to Create Fuel

Student Discovers Certain Bacteria Can Eat Crude Glycerol to Create Fuel

A strain of glycerol-eating bacteria named Clostidium pasteurianum consumes crude glycerol to create products that can be used as energy sources.

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Cyclone-Williams Steam Engine Gets Closer to Breaking World Speed Record

Cyclone-Williams Steam Engine Gets Closer to Breaking World Speed Record

Can you imagine a steam engine running your car? Well, this old school innovation just might be making a comeback very soon. Designed by Chuk Williams' U.S. Land Steam Record Team, a streamliner vehicle

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President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment

President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment

In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech last night, he called our current quest for green technology our generation’s “Sputnik moment”, urging the nation to see other

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Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1 Car at 2011 Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1 Car at 2011 Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen just unveiled a new car at the Qatar Motor Show that gets an astounding 100km for less than a lieter of diesel fuel - that's the equivalent of 313 miles per gallon! The green car is an upgraded

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Marine Corps Uses Solar Panels to Cut Generator Fuel Consumption by 90 Percent

Marine Corps Uses Solar Panels to Cut Generator Fuel Consumption by 90 Percent

A recently release Marine report says that by using the solar panels and placing an emphasis on energy consumption, Marines and sailors of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment have cut diesel consumption in

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Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

We've seen some really awesome sustainable sports cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and yesterday, the French EV specialists, Venturi, added to the list with the introduction of the

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Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche's new hybrid supercar takes design cues from classic racers like the 908 and the 917, fusing these classic profiles with cutting-edge hybrid technology. The vehicle's carbon fiber-reinforced

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Federal Judge Blocks Part of California’s Climate Change Law

Federal Judge Blocks Part of California’s Climate Change Law

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

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