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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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Paris Looks to Ban SUV’s, Old Guzzlers From its Streets

Paris Looks to Ban SUV’s, Old Guzzlers From its Streets

Paris is throwing some serious muscle into winning the green transportation race and they're now even considering banning high polluting vehicles from their streets. With their already successful Velib

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Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

Jill Fehrenbacher, Editor-in-Chief: This Christmas I'm laying low in my apartment in New York City with my husband and son and our little potted, LED-festooned Christmas tree. We don't enjoy the holiday

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Historic Ferryboat Renovated Into a Floating Spa

Historic Ferryboat Renovated Into a Floating Spa

The ferryboat, originally named the Arthur Cardin, was built in 1951 and carried people to and from Sorel and Berthier. In 1967, the boat was reborn as a traveling theater and art center for the World

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Newly Signed Tax Bill Extends Important Green Energy Credits

Newly Signed Tax Bill Extends Important Green Energy Credits

The tax bill that was causing so much contention in Washington has finally been signed and is set to extend much more than the Bush era tax cuts -- it will also give an extension to green energy credits

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Allianz 4000: The World’s First Hybrid Electric Street Sweeper

Allianz 4000: The World’s First Hybrid Electric Street Sweeper

Street cleaning is a service we might take for granted, but it is hard to miss the irony of a street cleaning machine that spews diesel exhaust, dust, and makes a racket. The Allianz 4000 is the world's

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World’s First Hydrogen Hybrid Ferry Coming to NYC

World’s First Hydrogen Hybrid Ferry Coming to NYC

Photo courtesy of Statue Cruises If you're heading to New York City next year, or if you live here and haven't been out to the Statue of Liberty, you're in for a green surprise. A new ferry is set to

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UNStudio Designs Green Roofed Campus for Singapore University

UNStudio Designs Green Roofed Campus for Singapore University

The brand new university will be located conveniently between Singapore's principal Changi airport and the Changi Business Park, and is being developed with the help of the Massachusetts Institute of

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