Tesla recalls the Model X due to defective seats

April 13, 2016 by  
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Tesla has announced the recall of 2,700 Model X crossover vehicles in order to fix an issue with the third row seat, which can fold forward and unlatch itself during an accident. Tesla discovered the issue during internal testing and thankfully it hasn’t received any reports of injuries or accidents due to the faulty rear seats. Read the rest of Tesla recalls the Model X due to defective seats

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How urban planning has evolved since the 18th century

April 13, 2016 by  
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Our built environment plays a huge role in how our society functions and even has an effect on our daily happiness and wellbeing. As times have changed, from our modes of transit to the trend of denser living, so too has our approach to urban planning . Architect Kon von der Schulenburg of Cantrell & Crowley Architects & Interior Designers created an infographic that explores and highlights the evolution of urban planning all the way back to the 18th century. From Giambattista Nolli’s iconic Nolli Map to Andres Duany’s sometime controversial New Urbanist model, keep reading to see an array of different urban planning ideas and depictions from the past three hundred years. Read the rest of How urban planning has evolved since the 18th century

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Picture Painting Chimp Earns Fame, But Not Freedom

December 13, 2010 by  
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Photo: O Globo For most of his 27 years, Jimmy the chimpanzee has been kept under lock and key , allowed only to dream of the world beyond the confines of his enclosure at a small zoo in Rio de Janeiro. With no companion and little to do to pass the time, Jimmy had become understandably depressed — that is, until he discovered the joy of painting

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A Not To Be Missed Plastic Ocean Themed Green Drinks NYC Holiday Party This Tuesday

December 13, 2010 by  
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Photo: David de Rothschild Planning your holiday party schedule in New York City can be calendar jujitsu, what with work parties, friends parties, family parties, but there are also a few green themed parties that the sustainably minded New Yorker shouldn’t miss, and are also just plain fun. One of these parties, this upcoming Tuesday, December 14th, is the annual Green Drinks NYC Holiday Party

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A Roof of Hot Air Makes a Picnic Pavilion the Perfect Autumn Hideaway

December 12, 2010 by  
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Image via Reflex Déco From Dutch designers Overtreders W comes “Het dak dat opgaat in rook,” or the “roof that goes up in smoke.” It’s a fitting name, since this innovative picnic pavilion consists not only of the usual tables and chairs, but also of an inflatable roof, filled with hot air heated by a wooden stove in the center of the pavilion and kept in place by wooded stilts…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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VP of R&D Admits Electric Engine Helps Porsche Game Environmental Laws

December 12, 2010 by  
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Image: Porsche 918 Spyder Press Release When Porsche presented the 918 Spyder plug-in electric concept car, it got some leaded blood boiling. A sportscar that can do 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds but gets under 78 miles per gallon (3L/100km)?

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Brazilian Trees Implanted with Microchips For Forest Management

December 12, 2010 by  
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Photo: Taunting Panda According to a story on Reuters , trees throughout the Amazon rainforest will be equipped with microchips to gather data in the event they are illegally cut down. Now when a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one there to hear it, we’ll still know its story…

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Stanford Scientists Harvest Electricity From Algae Photosynthesis

April 15, 2010 by  
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Scientists at Stanford have just discovered the greenest source of energy yet — harvesting electricity directly from plants! They’ve successfully collected energy from photosynthetic processes in algae by tapping straight into currents of electrons generated at the cellular level.

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The Most Practical Eco-Holiday Gift On Your List

December 8, 2009 by  
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All of us are trying to do our part in reducing unnecessary waste and, naturally, disposable plastic grocery bags are one of the items we’re cutting back on.  You may even have a few canvas totes you’ve already collected in the process.  But do your bags organize your grocery list for you?    (Read to bottom for 20% OFF)   I have recently discovered the Gro-Pak grocery bag system and I am absolutely in LOVE with this product line.  Made from 50% post-consumer PET products ( plastic bottles ), this grocery bag kit was designed by women who understand that functionality is what makes a good product GREAT.  This system makes the PERFECT holiday gift because it is functional, eco-friendly and anyone can use it.  Plus, with a wide range of prices, it can also make a great stocking stuffer due its compact nature.

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