Japanese automaker Nissan has unveiled its eco-friendly transport ship: the 21,000-ton City of St. Petersburg. Thanks to its unusual design, which features a semispherical prow that’s claimed to reduce wind resistance by up to 50 percent compared to a conventional vessel, the City of St. Petersburg is expected to cut annual fuel usage by 800 tons, which will reduce CO2 emissions by 2,500 tons.
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The move from disposable to rechargeable batteries isn’t going as well as it might. Maybe it’s because the effort, on an individual basis, seems to have such a small impact. But the hundreds of thousands of discarded batteries sent to landfills every year are threatening the environment with toxic heavy metals. Environmentally friendly A major […]
What are smart meters? A smart meter is a new type of electricity or gas meter. The old-fashioned meters in most homes today do nothing more than keep track of total energy consumption on a dial on the meter. By contrast, smart meters can transmit and receive data to and from the electricity company. Among […]
The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the world-leader in electric-vehicle technology and the only car group worldwide offering a range of vehicles that consume no gasoline whatsoever. The Renault-Nissan Alliance plans to sell 1.5 million zero-emission cars by 2016. Nissan has already sold more than 18,000 LEAFs on three continents, making it the most popular EV in […]
Climate Time Machine, not your ordinary time machine that is capable of bringing you to the past and change destiny. Hence, it is a joint project between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and the California Institute of Technology, NASA’s Climate Time Machine is a web application that allows you to visualize recent changes on earth in […]