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At approximately 1:45 p.m. a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook the grounds of the north-east U.S. and southern parts of Ontario and Québec. To be more precise though the quake’s center was around 60 kilometers North of Ottawa, Ontario. Apparently the quake was felt in Buffalo, Detroit, Montreal, N.Y., Toronto and surrounding areas. I know I felt it, living in Ottawa myself. When I say I was sitting on a crack I didn’t think of it in that sense, but now I’m going to have too!
Here’s a …
This one sounds kinda funny for a partnership, but it’s real. General Motors (GM) and Segway have partnered up to develop a new urban transportation device providing personal mobility. This partnership is a result of 18 month collaboration to project Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (P.U.M.A) The P.U.M.A. has a lot of common ground with the Segway Personal Transporter.
P.U.M.A. features an all-electric powertrain, plus a side-by-side two-wheel layout. Like the Segway, it uses dynamic stabilization technology to keep it upright and balanced.Where P.U.M.A. pushes ahead is in practicality, usability and safety. …
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When I posted an article about the Ottawa Home And Garden show on Friday I thought we would be able to give you a video tour of the Bonneville eco-conscious house but it turns out we weren’t allowed to video or even take photos of the inside of the house. So here we have a few pictures that show the exterior of the house.
Although we did not film the inside I can still tell you how it was. What stood out when going in the house was the prevalent wood …
Cars & Transportation, Environment, Featured »
If riding your bike to work was too much of an effort for you, now there is a solution. For $650 you can make your bicycle electric and never worry about sweating on your way to work.
The system is also really easy to install on your bicycle. It consist of the battery you see on the picture with the BionX logo and the electric motor which is incorporated in the wheel. The bike can reach speeds of 32 km/h on electric power.
If you’re planing on touring across the country their …
Cars & Transportation, Environment, Headline »
If want to know if you’re green car savvy, there is a 10 question quiz you can take at Planet Green. I just finished doing it and I got a 70% mark. Not bad!
I invite you to take the quiz because you can also find out some interesting facts about bio-fuels and hybrid car batteries.
If your answer was never please drop us a comment to explain you decision.
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In this video discover +1 Water that comes to you in a bottle made from a renewable resource, corn, not petrochemical biproducts. The bottles are made from certified biodegradable NatureWorks PLA, and is not only compostable but is also recyclable along with other plastics. For more information click Here
Business & Politics, Environment, Featured »
Joe Lucas, the spokesman for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) was just interviewed for a piece exploring the myth of “clean” coal. (You may remember ACCCE as the folks who spent over $10.5 million on energy lobbying.)
It seems that the spokesman who represents the industry that puts out more than one third of our CO2 emissions — the leading cause of global warming — is having some trouble grasping reality.
Still the industry refuses to say its plants contribute to global warming.
[Question:] Can you just answer that yes …
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Choking children, destroyed crops and a devastated fishing industry. That’s the price the local community at Cilacap in Indonesia have had to pay since a coal-fired power plant was constructed in their town. Today 40 Greenpeace activists and local community representatives chained themselves to the gates of the coal plant to block the transport of coal on Central Java’s south coast.
The action is in response to the Indonesian Minister of Energy’s decision to build or expand 35 more coal-fired plants in the next 2 years – including doubling the size …