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Environment: Ecofont

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Here’s one more way to reduce the amount of resources you use without need.

The Dutch group SPRANQ has developed MS Windows and Mac font replacements that have little holes within the normally printed areas of a font to reduce the amount of ink used. The fonts are based on Vera Sans an open source font similar to Verdana. Their tests resulted in about 20% less ink used.

Downloads are available for MS Windows XP, MS Vista and Mac OS X.

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Advertising: SUVasaurus commercial

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Great advertising but we would be more impressed if this would be a marketing campaign for a Hybrid or Plug-in version of that car. Maybe next year.

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Weather: Surfing in Venice

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During the last days Venice, Italy has experienced one of the worst floods for more than 20 years and the water came so quickly that in many areas of the lagoon city no wooden panels could be erected in time. But some are taking advantage of these weather conditions.

This BBC Video shows a guy kite surfing across the world famous St Marcus Square.

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Video: Globo Logos

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This video was created for the Earth Day. A ode to the work of Jacques Languirand. The video will take part of the Globo Logos event that will take place in different festivals all around the world.

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Nice: Two new E-Cars for the UK

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Finally two all-electric car that do not look like a gunnysack or costs an arm and a leg.

The first – the Nice MyCar – designed by Italian design house Giugiaro and build in HongKong will be available in the UK from this fall…

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USA: Largest Wind Energy project approved

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With prices of oil and natural gas skyrocketing, Texas, home to some of the largest US petroleum industry conglomerates, is already planning ahead of current boom times for a future that could turn this state into one of the World’s biggest producers of alternative energy.

Following Oil Billonaire T. Boone Pickens’ declaration of “going green” and his initial purchase of about 670 MW wind turbines from GE earlier this year, regulators have now (preliminary) approved a plan to invest about USD 5 Billion into the electrical grid infrastructure connecting new alternative / wind energy projects in the wind-rich West and the Panhandle to the urban areas of Texas.

According to the approved plan…

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