Giant 'sea snake' harvests wave power

A rubber wave power machine that looks like a giant swimming sea snake could soon be generating enough power for 50,000 homes in the UK.

EPA details renewable fuel strategy, reaching 36 billion gallons by 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added some details to its strategy for increasing the supply of renewable fuels, mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Hypocritical Yahoo hosts human rights summit

Yahoo is currently hosting a summit on business and human rights at its Sunnyvale campus. Journalists and social entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia and the Middle East are expected to discuss how they have used the Internet and social media to "support free expression and drive social change."

Google gets my Goat

The company which can do no evil has hired a creature associated with the devil to mow its lawn.

Chinese officials told they must smoke

A Chinese province has ordered government officials to smoke cigarettes in a bid to fight the credit crunch.

Electric cars: the shocking truth

Opinion: Why electric and hybrid cars are an environmental dead-end.

Ford Fusion Hybrid hits 81.5 mpg

It isn’t really a secret anymore that Ford is proud of its Fusion Hybrid car and the fact that it is rated as the most fuel efficient gasoline-powered midsize sedan in North America, but we have to admit that the results of the most recent gas-mileage challenge is still impressive. Using a stock car and some techniques that improve fuel efficiency, the Fusion Hybrid ran 1445 miles on one tank of gas.

Apple not green, perhaps light green, in power purchases

Green comes in many different shades. And we know that companies exploit their green initiatives for marketing purposes in every way they can these days. Apple has not been known for being especially green so far and seems to be trailing the trend overall. That became somewhat apparent when we wrote about green power purchases yesterday and learned how the company ranks earlier today. We also have an update why Dell buys much more green power than it actually needs. 

Intel is the largest green power purchaser in the U.S.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the greenest of them all? Yes, you have read the headline already and Intel can tout that no one else in this country buys more green power than the chip giant. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the nation’s top 50 purchasers are buying more than 11 billion kWh of green power annually, equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) that would be produced from the electricity use of more than 1.1 million average American homes.

Greenhouse gases rise despite economic slump

If there has been a silver lining to the cloud of economic depression hanging over the world, it has been the hope that a drop in fossil fuel use would have a beneficial effect on climate change. Unfortunately, it's just not working out that way.

Li-Ion battery won't sleep at night

One of the biggest problems in developing hybrid cars is the pesky lithium ion battery. The technical problems associated with the Li-Ion battery have plagued manufacturers almost forever - whether it's vendors selling notebooks or car companies attempting to green the planet.

Humans cause growth in Antarctic sea ice

So it's not all bad: it seems human activity is as much to blame for the increase in Antarctic ice as it is for the melting of the Arctic ice cap. Unfortunately, the effect won't last.

Texas to fund half billion solar project

The Texas Senate approved a $500 million rebate scheme which householders and companies can use to install photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.

Why I won’t be celebrating Earth Day today, and instead every day

It’s April 22, and there is absolutely no way I could have possibly forgotten. For the past couple of weeks my e-mail inbox and unfortunately even my postal mailbox has been flooded with marketing materials. Promotions for eco-friendly and green products, sales in the name of the special day, it would seem that as many corporations and businesses as possible are trying to capitalize on the event, which was originally established in 1970 as a grassroots attempt to gain environmental awareness.

Scientists make gasoline from garbage

You never know what you might find when you go rooting around on a garbage dump, and US scientists reckon they have struck black gold.

World's greatest rivers dry up

Some of the world's greatest rivers - including the Ganges, the Niger, the Yellow River and the Colorado River - are drying up. The reduced flows are in many cases associated with climate change, say researchers, and potentially threaten future supplies of food and water

Sanyo releases powerful hybrid bicycle

Japanese firm Sanyo said it has released a hybrid bicycle which with the aid of its Eneloop battery can help you pedal half as hard to get where you want to go to.

The World’s first fully sustainable race car

With a vehicle body made from potatoes, a steering wheel made from carrots, the ability to run on waste chocolate and vegetable oil, the 140 mph Environ-MENTAL is the first formula 3 race car designed from materials that are both sustainable and renewable.

Time running out in fight to protect Arctic

World leaders need to get their skates on if they are to stop the central Arctic being turned into an industrial wasteland as its sea ice retreats.

Americans not green enough, Microsoft claims

A survey released by MSN Green claims that 70 percent of the population of the USA don't use a kitchen composter and don't limit toilet flushes to save water.