Cutting Down on Beef Consumption Brings Multiple Environmental Benefits
The Green Optimistic, 10 hours ago
If you would really like to do something about lowering emissions and your carbon footprint, but you cannot yet bring yourself?to switch to renewables, then go vegetarian. And if going ‘cold turkey’ is too difficult for you, you can at least cut down on beef. Scientists proved statistica...
$10,000 to Hack the Tesla Model S, No Winners So Far
The Green Optimistic, 10 hours ago
We've talked before about hacking the computer controls in modern cars, such as the Toyota Prius and Tesla Model S, but this is the first time we've seen a prize for doing it. Like most modern vehicles, the Tesla Model S is a combination of hardware and software controls. Practically …The post...
Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Two - Fuel Cell Vehicles are Expensive
The Green Optimistic, 10 hours ago
Here on The Green Optimistic, we love practically anything that reduces our footprint in the environment, such as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, but there is plenty of misinformation out there that make people think they're a bad deal. Maybe you heard once that a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, such as &#...
How to Save Water Without Changing Our Daily Routines
The Green Optimistic, July 22, 2014
Climate change is happening, and the best indicator for this is the continuous drought that many American states are fighting with for quite some time now. The efforts of governmental officials, regardless of how big or small,?alone are clearly not enough, meaning that we should all join forces and ...
Top 5 Solar Technologies That Save Lives Around the World
The Green Optimistic, July 22, 2014
For most people in the Western world, solar power is seen as the alternative method for energy generation that many choose because it is clean, efficient and could save money in a long run. However, millions around the world do not have the comfort of having this choice, and they …The post Top...
These "Coal Rolling" Videos Are Just Disgusting and Outrageous
The Green Optimistic, July 22, 2014
Turns out that besides the normal, ordinary folks?that you encounter while walking or driving freely down the street there are two other categories: 1. those who would do anything for the world to prosper and 2. the retards, who only want to show off how much damage they can do …The post These...
MIT Researchers Develop Cheap Material to Convert Solar into Steam
The Green Optimistic, July 22, 2014
Scarcity of water, greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, raising electricity bills, all these factors that send an alarming message to our brain, triggering that guilty feeling inside, every time we go for a relaxing steam room time. But this might soon be over, as MIT researchers developed a ...
Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth One - Fuel Cell Vehicles "Burn" Hydrogen
The Green Optimistic, July 22, 2014
Starting a discussion on the multiple benefits of fuel cell vehicles, which makes us wonder, are there any myths that need to be busted? Olathe Toyota Parts Center turned me on to a special page they put up, "Ten Fuel Cell Vehicle Myths," based on a number of fuel cell …The post Fuel Cell Vehi...
BMW and Samsung SDI Expand Electric Vehicle Battery Agreement
The Green Optimistic, July 22, 2014
As the battery pack has become the crux of practically every electric vehicle venture, companies are turning to mass-production as a way to reduce costs. Following the economies of scale, even Tesla Motors is planning its own lithium-ion electric vehicle battery mass-production facilities, the so-ca...
Electron-eating Bacteria Open Up New Possibilities For Electricity Generation
The Green Optimistic, July 21, 2014
Geobacter?and Shewanella bacteria have become popular over the past decade not only because of?their food source- naked electrons, but also because they have incredible electron transfer capabilities. These organisms have huge potential for alternative electricity generation, and as it turns out, th...
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