Pesticides in the Pantry: Do Food Manufacturers Care?

February 24, 2020 by  
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This concept camper van brings luxury to off-roading #vanlife

October 8, 2019 by  
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Camper vans have been around for generations, but after 5 minutes of watching traffic in any national park, you’ll see that they have come a long way since the Volkswagen version that was once ubiquitous along surfing coastlines. Sprinter vans, common in today’s #vanlife era, are a model of van produced by Mercedes-Benz. Other manufacturers are pumping out similar designs to keep up with the trend, and each company has its own spin on the concept with an optimized combination of minimization, comfort and maneuverability. Hymer, a German company, has recently revealed its vision of a luxury camper van for 2025 and beyond — the VisionVenture. Imagine a sleek apartment compressed into an off-road vehicle, and you have the basis for the VisionVenture. Equipped for comfort, it offers sleeping areas, a sleek bathroom and plenty of seating alongside 4×4 capabilities that allow you to escape the crowds. Related: This camper van features not just one, but two sleeping pods in its cozy interior The concept car starts with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van grille, doors and lights and adapts the rest of the front end for additional space by pushing out the windshield and redesigning the canopy and engine hood. This change creates better flow and a more open feel between the cab and the center of the van . The kitchen is anchored around a central stairway with built-in storage that leads to a pop-up bedding solution with upper insulation and quick-respond temperature control. The main living area welcomes in natural light through large side windows and a rear door, which opens to create a covered terrace complete with a pull-out barbecue station. There’s even space for a full-capacity bathroom with a toilet, shower and sink that can be collapsed against the wall for more space. Lush interior decor adds to the feeling of home with spacious couches that can be converted into additional bedding, wall decor, shelving, lighting and accessories for all your digital needs. While the idea is comfort coupled with the ability to go remote, the designers included some sustainable technology into the project as well with wheel arch fairings and other body parts manufactured by 3D printers. The system also includes photovoltaic components for low-impact, off-grid power production. + Hymer Via Geek.com Images via Hymer

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Carbon removal: The next frontier of corporate climate action

October 28, 2016 by  
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Why Interface, Sprint and other manufacturers are grabbing the early opportunity to cash out on carbon-negative solutions.

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Who Cares About the 2015 Green Car of the Year?

January 12, 2015 by  
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One thing we’ve looked for in our annual coverage of the North American International Auto Show  (NAIAS) is the attention paid to green cars. Over the past few years, we’ve noted that environmental concerns have diminished year to year. Part of this is due to those concerns going mainstream and being incorporated into manufacturers’ whole lines, to a greater or lesser extent. But the days of having a “green flagship” are pretty much over. This year’s five finalists for Green Car of the Year were: Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, and VW Golf. The field is still wide open, as these include a range of fueling options, including diesel, electric, bi-fuel (gasoline/ethanol), conventional high-efficiency gasoline, and an all-of the above smorgasbord from VW with almost all of those options included in the available options for the Golf. In fact, the VW Golf was awarded North American  Car of the Year honors at this year’s show, and the new, aluminum F-150 Ford pickup won for Truck of the Year. But none of the manufacturers has a display touting the Green Car of the Year. Senior representatives for a couple of the contenders knew that it wasn’t one of theirs, but didn’t know beyond that. The Green Car of the Year seems to have fallen off general awareness at this year’s show. The most striking new technology on display, which will be of interest to green car enthusiasts, are hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). These are going to be the next big thing to watch for, and a number of manufacturers are displaying their FCV concepts and demonstrators. Companies with FCVs in their displays this year include Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota. Fabrication and 3d printing are also concepts getting prominent display at this year’s show. An operational 3D printing station is on the main floor as part of the Local Motors display, printing out a car body during the show. The lower level of the show, which often has some of the more interesting displays, has a complete 3D printed car, as well as probably the least fuel efficient vehicle at this year’s show, a Bradley Fighting Vehicle (not for retail sale). Informative static graphic displays are also in much less abundance than previous years. The engine-on-a-stick motif and the cutaway display are much less a part of this year’s show. Many of the manufacturers seem to be focusing more on the sculpture and the simple presence of their cars. Displays about fuel efficiency or milage are in very short supply at this year’s show. And no one is trying to show off a particular vehicle as an esepcially green leader. If you’ve read this far, then you, too, must have some interest in green cars. Since the announcement was made a few weeks ago, maybe it’s not considered news. But it seems emblematic of just how far things have gone – whether you see that as a good thing or a bad thing – that it’s not even a part of BMW’s display for the vehicle to announce that the BMW i3 is this year’s Green Car of the Year .

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Smart meter shipments gaining steam in Europe and China

October 15, 2012 by  
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Companies like Echelon are expanding into international markets. Can other manufacturers take advantage of the rising demand?

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All fracked up: Manufacturers, energy companies shift gears

April 18, 2012 by  
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The EPA just set its first rules to regulate pollution from natural-gas fracking. Here's how all the debate and activity is already driving change for energy, manufacturing and transportation companies.

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Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

March 23, 2012 by  
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The three major players in airplane manufacturing — Boeing, Airbus and Embraer — have announced an unlikely and exciting partnership to develop affordable biofuel technology which could be adopted industry wide. The partnership intends to develop “drop in technology” which would ideally enable any existing aircraft to fly on biofuels. The endeavor falls in line with growing demands from airline operators and governments to find ways to lower air travel’s significant carbon footprint . Read the rest of Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable bio fuels , airline biofuel , airline cooking oil , aviation biofuel , aviation fuel , boeing air , conteniental biofuel , embraer airbus , eu cap and trade , eucalypus biofuel , paulo cesar silva , plane biofuel conversaion

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Cycling Advocates Convene for National Bike Summit in Washington, DC

March 23, 2012 by  
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Cycling advocates from across the country are convening in Washington, DC this week to discuss the future of cycling in America, and to voice their support for national cycling and pedestrian programs. Two years ago, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood made an immediate impression on cycling advocates when he climbed up on a table at the 2010 National Bike Summit and commended them for their hard work. LaHood hasn’t jumped on any tables at this year’s summit, but he conveyed a similar sense of urgency when addressing the record crowd at the annual event in the nation’s capital. Read the rest of Cycling Advocates Convene for National Bike Summit in Washington, DC Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycling , bike lanes , bikes , biking , green transportation , house transportation bill , pedestrians , ray lahood , senate transportation bill , transportation bill , urban cycling

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Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Pushed Back

December 16, 2011 by  
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A Congressional spending deal made late last night includes a provision that prevents the Department of Energy from enforcing the incandescent light bulb ban set to go in effect in January for another nine months. The first phase of the ban , which still remains on the books but just can’t be enforced, includes higher efficiency standards for 100-watt bulbs.  By the end 2014, all incandescents will be phased out.  According to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, many American light bulb makers had already started investing money on making the change from incandescents to more efficient bulbs like halogen, CFLs and LEDs and this delay may now cause them to lose money to foreign competitors still selling the cheaper bulbs. The delay in enforcement will end on September 30, 2012 at the end of the government’s fiscal year when hopefully the legislation will be able to go into effect. via Chicago Tribune

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From Parentables: Bisphenol A Found In Canned Soup Marketed To Kids

September 27, 2011 by  
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Image credit Breast Cancer Fund A new study from the Breast Cancer Fund shows that BPA is found in canned foods marketed specifically to kids . This should be no surprise to TreeHugger readers; we have been talking about BPA lining cans for years . All of the manufacturers are looking for substitutes for the stuff, but haven’t found a decent one yet, particularly for products containing tomatoes. Over at

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