New Data Center to Help Heat Helsinki Homes: Finland’s Helsngen Energia plans to build a “relatively efficient” data center underneath a cathedral and channel the waste heat into water pipes that snake through homes around Helsinki. — Greentech Media
Nissan Aims to Double Battery Capacity by 2015: Nissan plans to equip electric vehicles by 2015 with a new lithium-ion battery that uses nickel and cobalt, as well as manganese as its main materials, and has twice the capacity of current batteries with no additional cost, according to the Nikkei newspaper. — Edmunds Green Car Advisor
Controversy Over Renault EV Name: “Fearing their daughters will have to endure lifetimes of comparisons to an electric minicar, some French parents are outraged that Renault christened their latest concept Zoé.” — Wired’s Autopia
Greener City to Sprout Up Outside DC: American Community Properties Trust, a developer, plans to double the size of St. Charles, Maryland, “while reducing its carbon footprint through green design and, officials hope, technology that could create thousands of green jobs.” — Washington Post
Link Between Global Temp and Armed Conflict: According to a new report published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “the likelihood of armed conflict increased in unusually warm years when food was scarce, suggesting that a rise in global temperatures could result in a greater number of wars.” — NYT’s Green Inc.