Climate Change Forces Polar Bears to Consume More Contaminants

September 26, 2013 by  
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Polar bear photo from Shutterstock A recent study found that the East Greenlandic population of polar bears is being exposed to more contaminants in their diet. As Arctic ice melts , polar bears are being forced to find food further south. Over the past 30 years, they have been eating more harp and hooded seals, which have high levels of contaminants in their tissues that are then passed to the bears after consumption. Read the rest of Climate Change Forces Polar Bears to Consume More Contaminants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aarhus university , Arctic ice melt , carleton university , Climate Change , dalhousie university , east greenland , global warming , great lakes institute for environmental research , greenland institute of natural resources , harp seal , hooded seal , Inuit , national water research institute , pack ice , persistant organic pollutants , polar bear , POP , ring seal , scoresbysund , university of windsor        

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Students Break Vehicle Acceleration World Record By Traveling 0-62 mph in 2.15 Seconds!

September 26, 2013 by  
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Who says electric vehicles  can’t out-muscle internal combustion engine cars? A racing team from DU Telft in The Netherlands just blasted past the zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration world record in an unbelievably fast time of 2.15 seconds. The previous world record was 2.68 seconds. According to Wikipedia , the DUT racing team not only own the world record for EVs, but for all production cars with the next fastest being the Ariel Atom V8, which held the previous fastest time since 2010 at 2.3 seconds. Read the rest of Students Break Vehicle Acceleration World Record By Traveling 0-62 mph in 2.15 Seconds! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DU Telft , DUT12 , electric vehicles , EV acceleration record , EVs , green transportation , internal combustion engine , racing , the netherlands , world acceleration record        

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Phone Booth: Discarded phone books transformed into amazing shed-like structure

October 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Green shed-like structure made from old phone books.

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Skoda power their Paris Auto Show stand using human power

October 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Glass-like floor tiles transform force produced by walking people into clean electricity. Being the world’s first motor show, the Paris Auto Show holds a special place in every automaker’s hearts, so every year we see numerous extraordinary cars making its debut at the show. But this year this prestigious show has an added attraction.

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Cameo all-electric minibus for congested urbanities of the future

October 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Zero-emission concept bus powered by electricity. The Cameo is the brainchild of auto designer Martin Pes , who believes that the cities of the future need compact buses that can transport a decent number of passengers without getting stuck in endless traffic jams

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