Archive | October, 2008

Hybrids not suitable for NYC cabs?

The country’s largest taxi fleet association, Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade (MTBOT), is making its heaviest case against the mandated use of hybrids for cabs in New York City. Not only are hybrids currently expensive but according to MTBOT’s research , they are not manufacturer-approved to be used as taxicabs and they are found to […]

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The biopower of soy

Here are some of the new industrial developments in the soybean arena brought to you by the United Soybean Board: Soy is hip for skaters Comet Skateboards has partnered with e2e Materials to develop a new skateboard made from soy-based products. The new skateboards are made entirely from plant fibers and a resin derived from […]

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Green stimulus package needed

Can the green industry help reverse the current unemployment rise in the US? According to the NY Times last week, the Department of Labor reported the month of September as the worst unemployment record in five years, with 760,000 jobs lost in the past nine consecutive months. This does not even include the effects of […]

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Lithium hazards in the air

The green blogger is back although still shaken from the aftermath of hurricane “office work”. Before beginning to scan the world wide green news, this tidbit of information from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) caught the attention of the blog, which might make someone think twice about people carrying their laptops or cameras on […]

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Organic cosmetic sales are up

A press release sent by Organic Monitor reported that the European Market for Natural & Organic Cosmetics is expected to break the US $2 billion barrier for the first time this year. “High market growth rates are occurring across Europe as consumers increasingly demand ‘chemically-clean’ and ecological cosmetics. Mainstreaming is leading to new product launches […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Posts from the green blog will still be sporadic for the next three days due to increasing work pressures (say it ain’t so Joe!). I am happy to note, however, that the weekly roundup was made possible by sheer persistence (and late night caffeine) despite its delay.Biofoam in cushionsCushion manufacturer Carpenter Co. has adopted Cargill’s […]

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New green chems and a notice

The green blogger is indisposed for the rest of the week doing her real job. She promised to make it up for it next week. For now, here is September’s new green chemical picks to chew on: 1. Rohm and Haas plastic additive – Rohm and Haas showcased a new additive Paraloid™ BPMS 250 melt […]

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