Unseasonably Warm Winter Weather Breaks Over 1,100 Record High Temperatures

January 9, 2012 by  
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Most people across the middle of the country and stretching to the East Coast would not think they’d be spending the first week of January without a winter coat. But last week’s weather broke thousands of daily record highs for this normally wintry month — an incredible 1,140 daily record highs were broken during the first seven days of the year. The unseasonably warm weather is not only a disturbing example of global warming , but has also been financially damaging to businesses around the country that thrive during winter months. Read the rest of Unseasonably Warm Winter Weather Breaks Over 1,100 Record High Temperatures Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , global warming , green design , recording breaking high temperatures , sustainable design , warm January

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Ford to Recycle 2 Million Plastic Bottles Into Fabric for Its Focus Electric

January 9, 2012 by  
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In the run-up to this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) , Ford announced a plan to recycle around 2 million used plastic bottles for use in its Focus Electric vehicle. The plastic will be diverted from landfills and converted into REPREVE fabric that can be used for seating in the  Focus . Done in collaboration with REPREVE’s makers at Unifi, the company will be carrying out their plan by first collecting used plastic bottles at this week’s NAIAS in Detroit. Read the rest of Ford to Recycle 2 Million Plastic Bottles Into Fabric for Its Focus Electric Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2 million plastic bottles recycled , detroit auto show 2012 , focus electric , ford , green car technology , north american auto show , recycling plastic bottles , repreve , unifi

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