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An environmental thriller!

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Friday, 06 March 2009 00:00

The Green Dragon - pictureThe Green Dragon is the best kind of thriller – a roller coaster in Wales that gives you all the exhilaration you want while keeping a cool, clear conscience about your carbon footprint. It’s 100% people-powered! You first walk up to the loading platform of the funicular and ride down the hillside.

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Velomobile – the bicycle car

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Friday, 27 February 2009 00:00

altLying down to exercise and helping the environment is actually possible – all while getting to where you need to be. Velomobiles are fully enclosed bicycles that you can use instead of a car, and without any environmental or petrol price worries. Riders cycle using standard pedals to power the velomobile and, depending on the rider, they can get speeds of up to 50 km/h. 

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New Washing Machine Uses Plastic Chips Instead of Water

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Friday, 20 February 2009 00:00

Washing machine from XerosBritish company Xeros has invented a washing machine it claims will wash a full load with only a single cup of water.

The technology is the result of research carried out at the University of Leeds under Professor Stephen Burkinshaw, to reduce the amount of water consumed during textile wet processing and garment cleaning.

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First Zero Emissions Polar Station inaugurated

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Friday, 13 February 2009 00:00

altWith the first Polar Station run entirely on renewable energy, which was inaugurated on the 15 of February 2009, the world stepped into a more sustainable future. The “Princess Elisabeth Scientific Polar Station” set in the Antarctic aims towards zero emissions, and in addition to being run on solar and wind energy; all waste from the Polar Station will be recycled.

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