Ford Announces Markets Where Focus Electric Will be Available in Late 2011

November 15, 2010 by  
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Photo: Ford A Brand New Model With an Electric Version from the Start The 2012 Ford Focus electric , which we now know will use LG Chem batteries , won’t be launched everywhere at once when it comes out in late 2011. Ford has studied various regions of the US to find those that best meet certain criteria (like existing hybrid purchase trends, utility compa…

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Cogenra’s ‘Hybrid’ Solar System Captures 80% of the Sun’s Energy to Generates Electricity and Hot Water

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Photo: Cogenra Two Birds With One Stone (But No Birds Actually Harmed) Solar water heaters make a lot of sense. Solar photovoltaic panels make a lot of sense too.

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A Healthy Thanksgiving Begins in a Green Kitchen

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Photo credit: eBay This guest post was written by Annie Lescroart, a member of eBay’s Green Team. We’re well aware of the importance of health when it comes to preparing foods in the kitchen—between Salmonella, E

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Why Sustainable Agriculture is Important to Walmart

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Photo credit: Walmart This guest post was written by Beth Keck, senior director of sustainability at Walmart. Walmart customers—whether they live in Chicago or Tokyo—want locally grown fresh produce. Yet, while grocery sales make up more than half our business, we haven’t focused enough of our sustainability efforts toward the food we sell.

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Tom Philpott on the Dangers of Locavore Snobbery

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Image credit: Natalie Maynor , used under Creative Commons license. I’ve written before about the dangers of pious eco-religion and green living as passive aggressive preaching , and I’ve asked whether it is even possible to preach green without being pr…

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Electric Car Subsidies: Good or Bad?

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The Tesla Model S electric car. Photo: Tesla Motors Or Somewhere In the Middle? Lately, there’s been a media backlash against electric car subsidies

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China’s Ecological Footprint Unsustainable – We’d Still Need 1.2 Planets if Everyone Had It

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photo: tinabasgen / Creative Commons China has been the world’s foremost carbon emitter for over a year now–with per capita emissions now higher than those of France–and this summer overtook the US to become the world’s largest energy consumer as well. Now, according to new analysis by WWF , China can also check itself off on another eco-black list: If everyone on the planet consumed natural resources like the average Chine… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Floppy Disks Upcycled Into USB Drives

November 15, 2010 by  
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Image via Gizmodo Figuring out what to do with obsolete tech can be either tedious, or a lot of fun. Floppy disks are a perfect example of where creativity can be let loose — makers have turned them into everything from notepads to laptop stands. But what about simply upgrading the old technology into something still useful?

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Roman Ruins Show Modern Sea Level Rise Didn’t Start Until Industrial Revolution

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photo: David Jones / Creative Commons Over the weekend the New York Times ran an article on sea level rise, which for the seasoned TreeHugger reader may not add tons new to the discussion ( Cli… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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