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The Daily Sprout

Zap Selling Plug-In Hybrid Kit: In collaboration with Hybrid Plus, electric-car maker Zap will be selling kits to convert your Toyota Prius or Highlander into a plug-in hybrid. Prices range from $24,000 to $36,000 and Zap estimates it’ll boost city driving mileage to 120 mpg – Autoblog Green.

Plug-Ins Save Gas But May Waste Water: A future full of plug-in hybrids will mean more electricity and, therefore, more water used in cooling power plants. Behold, the law of unintended consequences – Science Now.

Ethanol Super-Bug Found in Chesapeake: Zymetis, a spin-off company from the University of Maryland, is experimenting with a rare bacterium found 20 years ago in Chesapeake Bay to produce ethanol. The microbe makes a mix of enzymes and can chomp through plant matter, crab shells and newspapers – Washington Post.

Canada Wants Cleaner Oil Sands: Ottawa is set to unveil new regulations this week forcing new oil sand projects, as well as coal-fired power plants, to capture and store carbon emissions – The Globe and Mail.

WaPo’s Award Winning Carbon Atlas: It’s hard to get a handle on how the world’s carbon emissions are divided among the global community. This map breaks it down showing emissions in terms of relative size using pretty colors – Kelso Cartography, via TreeHugger.

Carbon Atlas

2 Responses to “The Daily Sprout”

  1. Green energy is definitely the best solution in most cases. Technology like solar energy, wind power, fuel cells, zaps electric vehicles, EV hybrids, etc have come so far recently. Green energy even costs way less than oil and gas in many cases.