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This Chevy Volt Commercial Nails It

Warning: the commercial below is a locally produced commercial that doesn’t benefit from the high-quality graphics and production quality of nationwide commercials. Nonetheless, the commercial nails a few things in the messaging (better than many national-level commercials). One of the biggest benefits of electric cars for most consumers is surely the convenience of charging at […]

February 22nd

8 Reasons Electric Cars Kick Your Car’s Boot

“Boot” = “trunk” in British English. It also sounds a bit like butt. Hence, the headline. It’s no secret at all to people who own or have driven electric cars — electric cars totally kick the ass (or boot) of their gasmobile cousins. It’s not simply a matter of how nicely they drive, but there […]

December 9th

Electric Cars & Plug-in Hybrids Seeing Strong Sales Growth & Investment… Much More To Come

The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Clean Vehicles program recently released an updated version of its rather comprehensive “backgrounder” on electric vehicles — “how much the technology is growing in the country, the opportunities it presents for consumers and automakers, and the challenges facing its adoption,” to be specific. Also included in the updated backgrounder is […]

October 28th

Chevy Spark EV Review: Lovin' It!

Originally published on EV Obsession: With EV sales increasing, more affordable models are starting to come into the marketplace. GM, in a bid to cash in on this market, recently released the Chevy Spark EV. In limited release, in California and Oregon, the five door compact car (after federal and state tax incentives) goes for $19,995 in […]

August 8th

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Cautious Science on Monsanto's GM Sugar Beets

In a major victory for sustainable farmers everywhere, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just issued a summary order upholding the previous decision in a long-running lawsuit over the impacts of genetically engineered (GE) “Roundup Ready” sugar beets. The ruling allows all previous court rulings in favor of farmers and environmental activists to remain in place, and it also mandates that the USDA now must extensively research all of the potential hazards of Monsanto’s modified plant.

Human Milk To Come From GM Cows

A biotechnology scientist has predicted that genetically modified cows will soon begin the commercial production of a form of human milk.

The claim came as a herd of 200 cows which have already had their genes tweaked was showcased in Beijing as part of …

March 25th

Global Warming and Environmental Politics News of the Week

Here’s some of the biggest global warming and environmental politics news and commentary from the last week or so, along with some fun cartoons. Rocket Fuel in Our Water? The inspiration for the cartoon above, among other things: information that there is rocket fuel (or a component of it) in water supplies across the U.S. […]

February 6th

Breakthrough: Transgenic Chicken Blocks H5NI Flu Spread

A transgenic chicken has been developed that blocks transmission of the avian flu to other chickens. The new technique — some aspects of which are not clear even to the geneticists developing it — holds out great promise for preventing human illness as well as unnecessary animal deaths. But nothing is quite that simple when […]

January 19th

Important Media Weekly Round-Up

Something you should be aware of if you’re not yet is that Planetsave is a part of the Important Media network. Other than Planetsave, there are currently 10 other sites in the network. Though I don’t often cover other stories on the network (or even mention them) here on Planetsave, since they generally deal with […]

July 24th

Report: Genetically Modified (GM) Crops are Harmful to Your Health

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has recently reported a link between genetically modified (GM) foods and adverse health effects. The AAEM is advising precaution because GM foods have not been properly tested for human consumption and because there is significant evidence of probable harm. Therefore they advise: Physicians to educate their patients, the […]

June 18th