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AASHE Bulletin now covering international news

8/13/2009 // By NWF

This week marks the first edition of AASHE’s Global Edition of the Bulletin. Alongside ClimateEdu, the Bulletin is one of the best sources of news on the campus sustainability scene, but until now has only covered stories in the US […] Read more >

How Does The “Cloud Ship” Idea Strike You?

8/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new climate change-fighting idea being “floated” in the “global engineering” realm is to build a fleet of ships that pushes sea water into the sky to make reflective white clouds.  So readers — What do you think? Kevin Jess […] Read more >

MIT Tackles Making An Electric Car That Recharges In 10 Minutes

8/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The overall practicality of electric vehicle tranportation depends on the speed of battery recharge. Many EVs take six to eight hours. MIT is going for something closer to what people might experience at the gas pump. Michael Mulcahy at […] Read more >

Laid-off Auto Workers Re-train for Green Jobs

8/3/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

America’s community colleges are moving toward re-training America’s workforce. One school in Dearborn, Michigan is an example. The Straits Times reports: “In a crowded classroom at Henry Ford Community College, laid off auto workers are learning how to install and […] Read more >

New Whooping CraneCam Comes Online

8/1/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Operation Migration’s CraneCam is now broadcasting live video around the world, offering watchers views of one of the world’s most endangered birds, the Whooping crane. Operation Migrations USA via reports: “Viewers can now watch live online as Operation Migration’s […] Read more >

Energy From Bumps In the Road

7/22/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A group of MIT undergraduate students who recognized that electric power in hybrid vehicles can come from applying brakes wondered if the vehicle’s suspension system might offer similar promise. reports: “They rented a variety of car models, attaching sensors […] Read more >

Humpback Whale Inspires New Wind Turbine Design

7/20/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new design for wind turbine blades was inspired by a whale and a work of art. T. Goodman at reports: “Frank Fish (yes, it’s his real name), whose field just happens to be biomechanics, actually came about his […] Read more >

New Retrofit Kit To Make Your Car Into A Hybrid

7/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A former IBM engineer has designed a kit that can transform existing automobiles into hybrids. The kit would place an electric motor inside each wheel so that a majority of drivers would get double the fuel mileage. EETimes.Eu.Uk and R. […] Read more >

Roofs That Make Electric Power

7/9/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Roof tops are a huge potential source of power and using solar roof “shingles” show great promise. The Energy Harvesting Journal Reports: A transparent thin film barrier used to protect flat panel TVs from moisture could become the basis for […] Read more >

How About A Car That Runs On Air? Really!

7/9/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A car is due out in 2010 that runs on compressed air and can be “refueled” in a few minutes. It goes 50 mph and can cover 90 to 125 mileson a charge. Later models will be able to go […] Read more >