Thursday, July 31, 2008

Green Tech columns for July 2008

Another Way to Recycle (or Sell) Your Electronics

A Greener iPhone

Display Your Passions with Green Ringtones

How to Buy a Greener TV

Carry the Power of the Sun on Your Back

New Lenovo Laptop Earns PC Magazine's GreenTech Seal of Approval

Save Energy by Installing Motion-Sensitive Lighting

Create a WWF Web Page to Help Spread Your Environmental Message

How to Recycle Your Old Cell Phone

Five Green-Tech Ways to Use Less Paper

Save Water with a Smart Sprinkler

Greener Business Cards a Click Away

Greenpeace grades the greenest electronics

Extinction Blog: July 2008 news stories

This month's Extinction Blog stories, from the pages of Plenty Magazine:

Penguins in peril

How climate change could kill off the tuatara

New mathematical model predicts faster extinctions. Much faster.

Tasmanian devils face end of days in the wild

As go the coral reefs...

Orangutan deathwatch

Endangered mice had better stay in Colorado

Should China be allowed to import ivory?

China given OK to buy ivory. Poachers rejoice

Plague strikes down black-footed ferrets

Texans, help endangered plants by collecting seeds

Howling good news for gray wolves

Rare plant blooms for the first time since 2004

Biodiversity crisis in the Philippines

California's condors aren't the only ones in trouble

Racing to save a newly discovered monkey from extinction

Poisoned parrots may create shift in New Zealand possum-control policies

Mongolia to sell off endangered falcons

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Team from McGill University Wins Hybrid Race Car Competition

Watch any NASCAR or Formula One race and you’ll see cars emblazoned with the logos of companies like Budweiser, Domino’s Pizza, and Kellogg’s.
The race cars at this year’s Formula Hybrid International Competition, held from 5 to 7 May at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, looked and sounded very different. The promotional logos on vehicles featured images from IEEE, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), electronics manufacturer Omron, and colleges such as Drexel University. And with electric motors alone in gear, the cars made far less noise.
Read more in the July 2008 issue of The Institute.

Fluorescence Microscope Lands Scholarship for Teen

Harikrishna (Hari) Rallapalli, a 16-year-old from Pleasanton, Calif., is the 10th recipient of the IEEE Presidents’ Scholarship.

Read more, in the July 2008 issue of The Institute

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lights... Camera... Engineering!

Students, warm up your video cameras! It's almost time to enter IEEE-USA's second annual "How Engineers Make a World of Difference" online video competition for the chance to win thousands of dollars in college scholarships.

Read more in the July 2008 issue of Today's Engineer.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Green Tech columns for June 2008

Another month, another batch of green technology stories for businesses and consumers. From the pages of

Extinction Blog: June 2008 news stories

Here they are, another 17 stories from the pages of Plenty Magazine:
Wildlife lawsuits, as far as the eye can see

Will lead-bullet ban take effect in time to save the California Condor?

Hamster extinction could cost France millions

Another extinction: The Caribbean monk seal

Endangered species news catch-up

Mediterranean sharks see 99% decline, now "functionally extinct"

Gold rush

Protection sought for 32 endangered species "at the knife's edge of extinction"

African rhino populations boom, but one species goes bust

New fishing regulations to protect critically endangered albatross

Blue whale blues

More butterflies on the brink

Another shark swims toward extinction

Feral cats take their toll on Australia's bilby

"Nemo" getting harder to find

Snow leopard poaching crisis in Afghanistan

Fences and endangered species

Marketing New Technologies to Green Consumers (and Beyond)

How do you get green consumers — and later, the majority — to embrace green technologies? By following a familiar theory regarding the diffusion of innovations.

Read the article in the June 2008 issue of Today's Engineer.