Mercedes-Benz Unveils Fuel Cell-Powered Ener-G-Force Vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show

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Mercedes-Benz just debuted its latest concept vehicle – the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force – at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. At first glance the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force looks like an oversized SUV, which brings up memories of the now extinct Hummer vehicles – but what lies under the hood is a green fuel cell power train that only emits water. According to Mercedes-Benz, the concept is a design study that demonstrates how the genes of the classic G-Class from 1979 may still assert themselves far into the future. Sigue leyendo

Merida: turismo ecológico para el mundo

meridaLos atractivos turísticos que Venezuela posee no sólo se han convertido en una excelente opción para los turistas del mundo, sino que cada vez se han ido especializando en base a los intereses de todos sus visitantes. Es así, que el turismo ecológico ha despertado el interés de miles de viajeros que buscan involucrase en todo sentido con la naturaleza y la conservación ambiental.

Is Carbon Offsetting an Effective Tool for Sustainable Tourism?

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As the discussions carry on for the second week of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Qatar, we take a closer look at carbon offsetting practices within the tourism industry. The Carbon Neutral Company defines carbon offsets as «credits for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions made at another location», for example, investing in wind farms to generate renewable energy to «offset» fossil fuel-derived energy. Some groups at Doha have advocated for the «Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)«, which, through trading of carbon credits, aims to «balance the books» on carbon emissions. Sigue leyendo