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From Compost to Car Parts

Known for their creative use of food products, Ford has found another unexpected material that it can use to make car parts. It’s a byproduct in the production of ketchup. Yes, ketchup. Ford says it has a deal with H.J. Heinz to use study whether the stuff left over from making ketchup, like dried tomato […]

A More Mainstream Leaf is on the Horizon

Nissan Motor Corp. wants its next-generation Leaf electric vehicle to get more mainstream styling and a new battery that more than doubles its range. Most important will be range. Nissan wants to double it from the current Environmental Protection Agency rating of 84 miles per charge, the News says. That improvement, based on new battery […]

The Bentley Hybrid Has Arrived

Bentley is the first luxury manufacturer to unveil a plug-in hybrid car. Debuting at the 2014 Beijing auto show, the Bentley Hybrid Concept demonstrates the fuel-saving powertrain that will feature in the company’s first-ever SUV by 2017. The forthcoming Bentley SUV, which was first teased in 2012 as the EXP 9 F concept, goes on sale […]

What Will Happen When All the Fish are Gone?

The world’s fishing industry is quickly running out of new ocean fishing grounds to exploit as it depletes existing areas through unsustainable harvesting practices, according to a study published recently. Expansion into unexploited fishing grounds allowed global catches to increase for decades, and disguised the fact that older areas were being depleted, according researchers at […]

Invasive Species Buy Time

Animals and plants introduced from foreign habitats may not reveal themselves to be harmful ’invasive’ species for decades, according to a European study published recently. Species that are moved away from their natural predators back home can displace native species in their new habitats, and scientists say the problem already costs Europe 12 billion euros […]

Want Something Green For Christmas?

So the season is getting near and it is time to buy a little something for all those special people on your list.  Maybe you should go green this holiday season?  Here are some gift ideas from Michelle Lalonde at The Gazette. I always start my eco-friendly Christmas shopping at the Coop La Maison Verte […]

Starbucks 3 Billion Paper Cups Need to Go Somewhere

Starbucks is finding new ways to use the 3 billion paper cups its customers use each year, even in cities where recycling is not popular or mandated. This fall, it will send cups used at its Chicago stores to Green Bay, where a Georgia Pacific paper mill will turn them into Starbucks napkins. The effort […]

Colombia’s Crazy Green Canidate

Colombia goes to the polls this weekend to choose a successor to their outgoing President, Alvaro Uribe. One of the favourites is Antanas Mockus, former Mayor of the capital. Not all voters take him seriously, but his wish to crack down on the country’s FARC guerillas and culture of corruption has won him swathes of […]

China Pushes Green Technology

China is leading a push by Asia-Pacific nations into green technology, which could be their ticket to sustained growth and reduced reliance on Western markets, the United Nations said Thursday.  This is much needed because of China’s incredible growth over the past decade. It said environmentally friendly industries could provide export-dependent regional economies with new […]

Cool Stackable Green Cars of the Future

I just love this idea, sort of like taking shopping carts at the grocery store.

Will your car drive itself soon?

If you are like me and half in the bag on some mornings because you don’t get enough sleep and are afraid of falling asleep at the wheel then this new ‘self-driving’ idea might just work for you. A revolutionary roadtrain system that would allow cars to “drive themselves” as part of a convoy of […]