• Kurt Busch wins the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway. Photo by Flickr user Ross Harmes

    It might seem ironic that on the weekend the NASCAR Cup series visited Infineon Raceway in Northern California, the circuit chose to announce the completion of its large solar arrays. As over forty NASCAR racers tore around the circuit for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Saturday and Sunday, spectators got a great view of more than 1,600 solar panels that will provide around 41 percent of the circuit's energy usage, and save energy equivalent to 34,000 barrels of oil over the next 30 years. The solar panels are part of the Raceway's push towards sustainability. Motor sport isn't the cleanest of...

  • Ford to use dandelion stems in rubber components
    Flower Power: Ford To Use Dandelion Roots In Rubber Parts

    Dandelion flowers may look pretty to some but to many, they're a weed that needs uprooting throughout the warmer months to prevent them from taking over the garden. What better to provide the basis of a renewable source for rubber than a plant that grows abundantly and quickly? Ford and the Ohio...

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