Headliners: Adventure in 60 Seconds

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz

Talk about a killer paint job: Kayaker Wave Vidmar sets off on a 45-day expedition down the rugged California coastline where he plans to create a visual record of the state–-and kayak every recurrent great white shark attack spot in California. His secret weapon? A specially painted kayak that mimics lion fish to keep the great whites away.

As Greenland Icecap season winds down (though not before British and Venezuelan teams could notch some final crossings), Antarctic , Himalaya, and Everest expedition teams gear up for season. Couldn’t make the Everest roster this time around? Try out the newest thrill instead: Skydiving from top of the world.

New York to Everest-region flight alone emits about 2.73 tons of CO2–-that’s just under Belize’s per capita carbon emissions for the year. But green up plans are always in the works: Algae-based biofuels startup Sapphire Energy got a Bill Gates-funded pick-me-up, a speedy solar taxi stopped in NYC on its worldwide tour, and a energy efficient 217 mph Japanese bullet train hopes be to be finalized by next year.

In the mean time, check out how top electronics companies stack up on the latest Greenpeace green thermometer. Nokia takes the goal, Nintendo fails big time, and the rest you’ll have to see for yourself.


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