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Thomas Edison: Inventor, genius ... elephant killer?

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:03:00 -0500

(image) In 1903, the man who gave us the electric light bulb committed his strangest act: electrocuting an elephant as proof that alternating current was too dangerous to use.

Stay in touch! A note to our Google Reader users

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:08:00 -0400

(image) Google Reader is gone on July 1, but our RSS feed isn't going anywhere.

18 Ways to Beat the Heat

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:11:54 -0400

(image) Labor Day once meant the temperature fell -- but for much of the U.S., that's not looking likely for a few more weeks. Don't let the end-of-summer's unprecedented heat get you down!

Sustainable Living Roadshow Brings Sustainable Ideas to the People

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:58:29 -0400

(image) The largest biofuel powered caravan in the country has been on the road all summer, bringing the Sustainable Living Roadshow to cities near you. The tour is a fun way to bring sustainability living

Best of Green: Culture and Celebrity (Slideshow)

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 11:00:38 -0400

(image) If you think the importance of culture goes no further than what you hear on the radio or see on television, then you're sorely underestimating the long-term impact of art, movies, music, celebrities, and cultural phenomenons.

Meet Others

Fri, 10 Nov 2006 15:41:44 -0500

(image) Sometimes you just gotta get out of the house and off the computer. Here´s how to connect with your fellow greenies out in the real world.

Paving over Gardens is the Latest Trend, says WSJ

Wed, 04 Oct 2006 10:14:36 -0400

(image) The rich really are different from you and me. Where many of us are planting green roofs and permeable paving to increase the amount of green in the world, many of the rich have "garden fatigue" and are paving it over. According to the Wall Street

Earthtalk: What Ever Happened to Electric Cars?

Fri, 28 Jul 2006 11:03:23 -0400

(image) Dear EarthTalk: I'm familiar with the hybrid cars now widely available, but what ever happened to the purely electric cars that were around 10 years ago? --Peter Zilly, Bellingham, WA The main problem with the electric cars that reared their

EARTH TALK: Bottle Bill Bonus

Thu, 20 Jul 2006 01:01:07 -0400

(image) Dear EarthTalk: The soda bottle I'm holding only lists a few U.S. states and deposit amounts on it. Aren't more than just a few states requiring that bottles be returned for recycling?

TreeHugger Creative Specs

Fri, 12 May 2006 17:30:03 -0400

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TreeHugger Welcomes Writer Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Thu, 20 Apr 2006 14:23:43 -0400

(image) Jeff McIntire-Strasburg isn’t sure whether he’s a true Renaissance man, or just suffering from undiagnosed ADD. He does know, though, that since starting sustainablog in July, 2003, he’s become a passionate advocate for building a greener world. This

TreeHugger Looking for Talented, NYC based Contract Designer

Thu, 20 Apr 2006 12:09:48 -0400

(image) Looking for local, talented, inexpensive designer to work on various TreeHugger web/print projects. If interested, please send 5 small jpegs/gifs of some of your best modern, sleek work to graham [at] treehugger [dot] com, a link to some more work online

TreeHugger: First Stab at TV...Green Tips for Slackers

Tue, 24 Jan 2006 17:37:37 -0500

(image) At the risk of going public with something that should be further below the fold to have a peek at a lil' sumpin' that TreeHugger threw together in Barcelona. It's a 1:09 clip with two skits about saving energy. We'd love your feedback

TreeHugger Nominated for Blog of the Year and Best Topical Blog! Please Vote!

Mon, 23 Jan 2006 23:57:33 -0500

(image) Dear readers, TreeHugger blushes...We are honored and thankful for having been nominated by y'all for not only the Best Topical Blog but...Best Blog of the Year!!! At the risk of pushing our luck, we'd love to ask you to take a minute and vote for us.

The TH Week :: Vehicles to the Extreme

Fri, 20 Jan 2006 12:16:05 -0500

(image) Ask a treehugger what the biggest problem with modern technology is, and you'll often get some lament about cars and car culture. But this last week proved that cars don't need to be evil; Check out these extreme solutions to out transportational

The TH Week : Do It Better Yourself

Thu, 12 Jan 2006 22:01:52 -0500

(image) If there's one thing that sets Treehuggers apart, it's our resourcefulness when it comes to doing our own thing. These projects from the past week show that DIY is nothing foreign to fans of TH-ing.

The TH Week :: Getaround, Getaround, I Getaround

Fri, 06 Jan 2006 12:23:23 -0500

(image) This week, some of the most interesting news had to do with getting from place to place. Transportation companies, new research, and tried and true wisdom all point to a greener future for transportation.

A New Blog Navigation System: The TreeHugger PostHugger

Thu, 22 Dec 2005 12:07:41 -0500

(image) Exec Summary: Applying old school tech (anchor tags) to a newish publishing format (long blog pages), TreeHugger has created a faster, more enjoyable way to read blogs. Hit the homepage to test drive the navigation bar. And read on to understand how to

TreeHugger looking for Indian, African and Chinese Correspondents!

Mon, 28 Nov 2005 05:30:24 -0500

(image) We are looking for part-time writers in India, China and Africa (among others). Key skills are writing talent, keen eye for design, eco-knowledge and professionalism. If interested, please send 5 small images of things that you think would be good on

Laurie David : Giving Global Warming the Cold Shoulder

Fri, 21 Oct 2005 01:33:41 -0400

(image) With the recent onslaught of hurricanes and tropical storms battering the gulf islands and coast, the global media has finally begun to give some face time to this whole "global warming" idea. That's welcome news to many treehuggers who have been

Name Our Baby And Win A Voltaic Bag!

Fri, 21 Oct 2005 00:58:03 -0400

(image) Some of our Hollywood friends are putting together a hot new show for PBS about real businesses and entrepreneurs making big green by going green. At Treehugger, we're serious believers in the idea that economies are the best machine to drive adoption

Lazy Environmentalist Interviews Graham Hill, Jen Boulden and Mark Spellun

Mon, 12 Sep 2005 08:23:17 -0400

(image) TreeHugger's founder will be interviewed along with the co-founder of Ideal Bite and the Editor-in-Chief of Plenty Magazine today at 4 pm EST. Here are the deets: September 9, 2005 -- The environmental movement is undergoing an identity crisis. While

Top 5: Fancy Pants

Thu, 01 Sep 2005 04:02:27 -0400

(image) Unfortunately, over the years, the illustrious tradition of treehugging has become synonymous with "back to nature" type clothes. Ratty hemp shirts, skirts made from quilters scraps, and the ubiquitous Birkenstock sandal. Even more frightening has

Ask Me About My Gas : Say It With A Shirt

Tue, 30 Aug 2005 01:35:08 -0400

(image) Lately, the T-shirt fad is reaching a fever pitch. New independent designers surface daily, offering small batches of ultra-cool printed tees to add to your collection. There are gallery shows, contests, and cotton threads with cult status. Within such

GreenAds: Advertizing With A Little More Heart

Fri, 26 Aug 2005 14:08:32 -0400

(image) Here at Treehugger, we're committed to bringing you the best the sustainable lifestyle has to offer. So we're pleased as punch to be involved with the new GreenAds syndicated advertising service. This new eco-venture matches sustainably minded

Earthtalk: Why Die For Hair Dye?

Thu, 25 Aug 2005 11:06:11 -0400

(image) Treehugger is proud to introduce a weekly column with answers to your environmental questions, EARTH TALK, From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Are there organic highlights and dyes I can use in my hair that contain less

Book Review: Radical Simplicity

Mon, 22 Aug 2005 06:44:05 -0400

(image) First of all, a couple of confessions. 1.) I’ve been known to threaten family while watching latest Hollywood blockbuster on 30 inch Trinitron that we’re moving off the grid so start polishing up your library cards. 2.) I drove the mile to the

Life Straw: All You Can Drink For A Year!

Mon, 22 Aug 2005 06:02:10 -0400

(image) Even with the "massive" 1700 person cryptosporidium outbreak in New York State this past summer, the water quality problems of the developed world pale in comparison to the more than 1 billion people throughout the world without access to safe drinking

Q & A : Biodiesel Airplanes?

Fri, 19 Aug 2005 11:15:40 -0400

(image) Treehugger Elizabeth Snow wrote us today, asking "Can airplanes run on biodiesel?" We thought that was a decent question, since a Boeing 747 run from Minneapolis to Amsterdam uses over 109,700 liters of fuel to make the trip. That's almost 8 times as

Hemp Plastic: Not Just For Sandals Anymore

Tue, 16 Aug 2005 07:14:39 -0400

(image) With oil prices climbing all over the world, plastics manufacturers are looking to alternative sources of raw material that don't rely on synthetics. British company Hemp Plastics thinks it's on the right track to producing a 100% hemp feedstock