Norfolk researchers to pioneer a biofuels revolution Food and agricultural waste material such as straw could be used to produce a new generation of bio-alcohol fuels Shaun Lowthorpe , business editor Friday, September 30, 2011 10:49 AM Scientists and motor engineers in Norfolk are linking up in a unique partnership aimed at harnessing waste plant material from farming and food producing to turn into clean fuel for the future. Briefing at Lotus headquarters at Hethel to unveil e progress being made in the development of bioalcohols for the automotive industry.Photo: Steve Adams Briefing at Lotus headquarters at Hethel to unveil e progress being made in the development of bioalcohols for the automotive industry.
We Are An Intrinsic Part Of Nature, Not Separate From Anything Else: Buddhism & The Environment photo: Joe Stump/Creative CommonsThe following post is part of an ongoing series of posts briefly outlining how the world's major religions have traditionally viewed the environment and are putting those beliefs into practice today. For many TreeHugger readers Buddhism is probably the primary introduction to Dharma-based spirituality and there are certainly a great number of green groups claiming some sort of inspiration from Buddhist teachings on compassion, mindfulness, and non-violence. As for Buddhist teachers themselves, increasingly many of the highest profile ones, from Thich Naht Hahn in the Zen tradition to HH The Dalai Lama in Tibetan Buddhism, are making explicit connections between Buddhist beliefs and the imperative of environmental protection. The Dalai Lama has said, Taking care of our planet, environment, is something like taking care of our own home.
Since bursting into the car market in 2007, Tesla Motors has produced some of the world’s hottest electric sports cars — and now it seems they are setting their sights even higher with plans to produce an electric sports utility vehicle. Company CEO Elon Musk recently announced that the auto manufacturer is “super optimistic” about creating an electric SUV. The ev, currently dubbed the Tesla Model X, is reportedly ready to hit the production lines and could be released to market in about four years. Tesla Motor's Model X Electric SUV to Hit the Streets by 2013