Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: Daily Roundup

« Dramatic Drop in Recycling Prices Causes Pileup | Main | Green Your DIY Gifts: Baking »

December 09, 2008

Daily Roundup

Flying Weeds: Next up in greening the airline industry? Continental Airlines, in partnership with Boeing, is planning a test flight of a 737-800 aircraft partially powered by biofuel. The engines will be run partly on derivatives of algae and jatropha, once considered a weed, and partly by traditional jet fuel. The New York Times

Green Suction:
Electrolux has introduced what it claims to be the world's first green vacuum cleaner: the AirMAX Öko. Supposedly, it not only effectively cleans your carpet, but it doesn't suck too much power, and is made of 55 percent recycled materials. CleanTechnica

Big Spuds:
Some are claiming that the 25-pound potato recently exhumed in Lebanon has no right to claim the crown as the heaviest potato ever grown... because it's not a potato at all.Scientific American calls on an expert plant breeder to settle the controversy. Scientific American

Hybrid Bike:
Yamaha recently revealed the limited-edition PAS City-C, a battery-powered electric bike that was designed by the famed Japanese firm ±0. Not only is the bike environmentally friendly, it's also beautiful, and sports a cute basket. Inhabitat

Environmental Course:
Middle-school educators unveiled their new globally focused environmental education plans as part of the Toyota International Teacher Program. Treehugger

-- Mario Aguilar


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Daily Roundup:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...