Being Green; September 2008; Scientific American Earth 3.0; by Staff Editor; 2 Page(s)
Battery-powered push mowers have been on a roll in 2008. Cut the grass, then plug your mower into a standard wall outlet to recharge it. The emissions savings can be substantial: according to the Environmental Protection Agency, running a typical two-stroke, gasoline-powered push mower for an hour creates as much pollution as driving a typical sedan for four hours.
Rain forests and tundra, deserts and savannas, mountaintops and undersea reefs. No spot on the planet is too remote for the movement that has changed the face of leisure travel. Ecotourism, in all its various guises¿green tourism, sustainable tourism, adventure travel¿has gained traction as enthusiasts seek to experience the earth¿s wonders while treading lightly on them.