Category Archives: Environment

VIDEO: Hybrid into house

VIDEO: When emergency officials respond to the scene of a crash, one of the first steps taken is to safely disconnect a vehicles battery.

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VIDEO: Spring rain hurts crops

Denny Ilyes, of Twin Pine Farm in North Cordorus Township, talks about how wet weather has delayed planting crops and how it could effect food prices, particularly with the demand on food prices with the production of corn from ethanol.

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VIDEO: Driving a plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt

Chuck Rogers’ drive home to York Township after picking up his new car in Gaithersburg, Md., was about 70 miles. In making the trip, Rogers used only one gallon of gas. Droid X video mixed with stills Listen to a … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Mother Earth Harvest pet blessing

In honor of the first environmentalist St. Francis of Assisi, the Rev. Mitch Hescox, president of the Evangelical Network blessed pets during Mother Earth Harvest Fair at Sproutwood Farm.

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Video: Solar company gives light to a soldier

Staff Sergeant Mitch Court, of Shrewsbury Township, was just looking for a way to save on his electric bill.

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The stupid Honda hybrid lawsuit – Chevy Volt take note

Update: The lawyers for the plaintiffs are expected to receive $2.95 million. nytimes.com This is why I truly didn’t like this lawsuit. There is no justice in gross profit from damages. That is $3 million that could go into R … Continue reading

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Recycled plastic used for railroad ties and bridges

The U.S. Army has contracted two bridges made from a thermoplastic composite and recycled plastic. To demonstrate its strength a 70-ton M1A1 Abrams tank was driven across the bridge at its official unveiling in September. According to Axion, the company … Continue reading

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An electric vehicle is less efficient than my cat

I once heard an electrical utility use the marketing phrase, “Electric heat is 100% efficient” The logic is that 100% of the energy available at a heating element becomes heat. The amount of energy lost to get that heat out … Continue reading

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A federally subsidized $45K plug-in hybrid is green gone amok

I’m reading Fisker to Buy Delaware GM Plant for Plug-In Hybrid Production and it all sounds great on the surface. Fisker Automotive is buying an old GM factory in Delaware and it will employ 2,000 workers plus supplier jobs. The … Continue reading

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Algae gasoline is a biofuel that makes sense

I have touched on algae biofuel over the past few years, but the recent cross-country trip of the Algaeus brings attention to a biofuel that makes more sense in the long run than ethanol, biodiesel, or purely electric vehicles that … Continue reading

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