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Sergio Rossi & Green Carpet Challenge Collaborate on Eco-Silk Shoes
Milanese cordwainer Sergio Rossi has joined forces with Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge to create the sustainable-fashion initiatives inaugural line of shoes and purses. Crafted in Firth’s native Italy from locally spun, dyed, and woven organic silk, the collection is the first to receive the Green Carpet Challenge brand mark for “sustainable excellence”.
Porsche goes after Tesla with the 600hp Mission E electric car
Porsche, which is part of the gigantic Volkswagen Group (also owns: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT, Škoda and of course Volkswagen itself), is throwing its hat into the electric car ring. Or at least, they say that they will “within the next 5 years.”
We’re basically putting the cast of Finding Nemo in a blender
According to a 2013 study, marine species are pushing their range boundaries poleward, away from the Equator, at an average speed of 4.5 miles a year. That’s 10 times as faster as the speed at which species on land are moving.
Global warming is going to reshuffle ocean ecosystems on a scale not seen for millions of years. Marine biologists can’t yet say what these new habitats are going to be like.
AirDonkey is the latest attempt at being the AirBnB of bikes
AirDonkey is not the first attempt at being “the AirBnB of bikes”, see Want to rent a bike? Have an extra ride gathering dust? Spinlister is the AirBnB of bikes. Spinlister has been struggling, but AirDonkey has one big advantage: it’s starting in Copenhagen.
Pics: Finding Nemo image downloaded under a Creative Commons licence from basykes. All other images from relevant websites.