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What to do With Old Paintings? Make Them Cool Again!

One thing you can do to give your home a new look is hang good paintings on the walls. Perhaps you already have some paintings up on display but if they have been there for quite some tim...


Video: This is what happens when you drive your Nissan Leaf beyond empty

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Green Culture, Nissan, UK, Videos If you see an AAA truck bringing someone a can of extra gas, it's rarely a big deal, but when an EV driver runs out of charge, ...


Washington state just lopped up to $2,500 off the cost of solar panels. Here’s how.

Tweet By Heather Smith   All new technology, no matter how innovative, arrives in a world of pre-existing laws and regulations. But not all technology catches the same breaks. A comp...


Motorsports: Jay Penske's Dragon Racing signs Jérôme d'Ambrosio for Formula E

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Racing When it comes to open-wheel racing, there are few names as big as Penske. But while Roger may not be fielding a team in the new Formula E championship, hi...


A British supermarket that's powered by its own garbage

While you’ll still find food packaging aplenty at Sainsbury’s, the United Kingdom’s second largest supermarket chain behind multinational retail behemoth Tesco, the London-based company r...


PETA urges Kevin Spacey to go vegetarian for charity BBQ

Kevin Spacey's charity BBQ for the arts has caught the eye of PETA; with the animal rights org offering the "House of Cards" star a monetary donation should he decide to make the private ...


Iowa study suggests miscanthus would yield more biomass in Iowa soil than originally thought

Miscanthus, a perennial grass with vast potential to produce biomass, would deliver even better yields than once thought in Iowa, according to research by agronomists at Iowa State Univer...


Official: Opel CEO talks new EV, will likely be fresh face for Chevy, too

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Chevrolet, Opel The rumored demise of the Opel Ampera has been confirmed, but there's good news, too. Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has been busy Tweeting informa...


Opel will drop the Ampera; new EV in 2014-2018 time frame

Taking a page out of Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter-based announcement style, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann (@KT_Neumann) tweeted today (in both English and German) that after the ru...


EEI encourages utilities to spend at least 5% of fleet acquisition budgets on plug-ins

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) released a white paper, “Transportation Electrification: Utility Fleets Leading the Charge,” that focuses on the electric power industry’s effort to ac...


'Survive the Tribe' takes survival TV to a new level

For biologist and survival guide Hazen Audel, the best way to learn about indigenous people is to live with them and live like them, adopting their customs, diet and way of life, no matte...


World's largest aquatic insect has 8-inch wingspan and 'giant snake-like fangs'

The world's largest aquatic insect has been discovered in the remote mountains of China's Sichuan province, and it's terrifying. As Yahoo News reports, this monstrous beastie has a wingsp...


Want to get a serious case of happy feet? Watch this

Feel like dancing? After watching this collection of memorable dance scenes you will.   Featuring cuts from 93 movies — including scenes starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, as well a...


Getting Warped (and feeding kids at the same time)

For the past nine years, I have attended one of the largest and longest-running music festivals in the world — Vans Warped Tour.  


Elon Musk: Telsa Model X

Tesla Idles Factory To Retool For Model X Production The retooling will cost about $100 million, . . . which is less than normal thanks to a series of tax cuts, . . . passed by Californi...


'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year

The Catatumbo Lightning glows over Venezuela, as seen from the island of Curaçao. (Photo: Shutterstock)  


Recharge Wrap-up: VW Golf TDI wins green car award, DC buses might go electric

Filed under: Diesel, EV/Plug-in, Transportation Alternatives, BMW, Volkswagen, Renault, North America, South/Latin America, USA The 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI has won the award for 2014 No...


Environment Minister: more consultation on used batteries

Ontario’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, has intervened decisively to stop Waste Diversion Ontario from approving now two controversial proposed In...



New lightweight metals institute will be headquartered in Detroit

The new $148-million lightweight metals manufacturing institute announced in February by President Obama (earlier post) will locate in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, officials from...


New app delivers personalized weather forecast with attitude

So you left your house this morning ready for that big meeting at work or a hike in the park with the kids only to have your day spoiled by an unexpected afternoon thunderstorm.  When you...


A (greener) life behind bars

All across Washington state, a quiet sustainability revolution is taking place. A mostly unseen army of environmentalists has banded together on a vast array of earth-friendly projects, e...


SwRI receives $1.8M DOE award to develop linear motor reciprocating compressor for hydrogen

Compression is a major contributor to the cost of hydrogen fueling. Source: Elgowainy et al. Click to enlarge. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) will begin work in August on a $1.8-mill...


Couponing helps inmates transition to life after prison

I wonder if my monthly natural and organic coupon roundup is read in prison. That might seem like an odd musing until you hear about Oregon State Correctional Institute’s Transitions Road...