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Steel drum contains a complete solar charging station for off-grid & remote power

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:46:14 -0500

(image) The Solar Charging Can has a self-contained solar power hub inside it that can be set up in about half an hour for events, off-grid situations, or emergency power.



This enormous huntsman spider is Australia's largest (video)

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:06:54 -0500

(image) Watch this quick and nimble huntsman spider ... that is over 6 inches and said to be the biggest one yet discovered.



Photo: The wild mustangs of California

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:00:00 -0500

(image) Our incredible, spirited photo of the day comes from Adobe Valley, California.



How to avoid being another annoying tourist

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:55:00 -0500

(image) Ethical, sustainable travel requires some serious consideration. Ask yourself some tough questions.



Why should self-driving cars look like cars?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:26:37 -0500

(image) They are going to be bedrooms, living rooms, bars, or even a gym. Anything but a car.



Cab office turned into 139 sq. ft. micro-apartment with convertible furniture (Video)

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:48:06 -0500

(image) Influenced by boat design, this is a renovation of what might be London's smallest house.



5 benefits of a night shower, including improved sleep

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:10:27 -0500

(image) Trade the morning shower for one before bed for better sleep and more.



Pressure mounts on UK supermarkets to create plastic-free aisles

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:23:00 -0500

(image) If shoppers can choose gluten-free, fat-free, sugar-free, kosher, and halal food items, why not plastic-free, too?



The President of Iceland is right: Ban pineapple pizza.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:06:09 -0500

(image) This is a silly post, about a silly bit of news, but is a reminder that we really should think about what we eat.



What happens when a school district reduces meat and dairy consumption?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:50:00 -0500

(image) The Oakland Unified School District has concluded a two-year experiment and discovered savings, both environmental and financial.



The sound of a starling murmuration is as mesmerizing as the sight of it

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:15:04 -0500

(image) This wildly beautiful short film reveals the sound of thousands of starlings as they approach from afar and swarm overhead.



NASA's new efficient super computing facility will save 1.3 million gallons of water a year

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:58:57 -0500

(image) The computing facility will help researchers with NASA missions while reducing its environmental impact.



It's a bike lane, not a construction loading area

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:25:39 -0500

(image) In Toronto, they are considering regulations on blocking bike lanes for construction. It is about time.



Norman Oder on The World's Tallest Modular Building and the Phantom 20 Percent Savings

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:55:12 -0500

(image) The Brooklyn Journalist covered this project like a blanket, and looks at some of the detailed claims.



Before air conditioning, people kept cool with vernacular architecture

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:48:15 -0500

(image) And now it is all disappearing.



Photo: Sun greets the cherry blossoms in Guangxi, China

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:00:00 -0500

(image) Our photo of the day reminds us that spring can't come a moment too soon.



This awesome rotating 'ice carousel' is cut out of frozen lake with chainsaws (Video)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:46:50 -0500

(image) Spinning around on a circular piece of frozen lake ice, friends and family enjoy this chainsaw-carved carousel as a new kind of winter fun.



Fully-enclosed IRIS eTrike is an electric assist velomobile with a 50-mile range

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:42:33 -0500

(image) What looks like a cross between a bike helmet and a high-heeled shoe could help usher in another wave of personal electric assisted vehicles.



Olive oil shortage looms as prices and demand rise

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:37:00 -0500

(image) Extreme heat, bacterial outbreaks, and severe flooding have slashed crop yields throughout the Mediterranean, resulting in skyrocketing costs.



Are supermarkets facing the beginning of the end?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:48:00 -0500

(image) In the face of climate change, water shortages, and political instability, the current supermarket model is extremely vulnerable.



Emma Watson promotes ethical, sustainable fashion in new Instagram account

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:41:00 -0500

(image) While advertising her new film "Beauty & the Beast", Watson wants people to think about how and where clothes are made.



More on that plastic film that might replace your air conditioner

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:34:26 -0500

(image) Expert Allison Bailes weighs in and explains how it works.



Drones can help count birds by their song

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:07:56 -0500

(image) Ornithologists can now monitor bird populations in remote areas where it's hard for humans to travel.



Stefano Boeri is so beyond tree covered buildings, he's now designing Forest Cities

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:40:37 -0500

(image) Why stop with just one or two towers?



A new model of climate change for the anthropocene epoch

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:29:30 -0500

(image) A group of scientists argues our current climate change models get it wrong. Tracking "Carbon" only tells half the story.



Yes, buses and trucks can be zero emission too

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:42 -0500

(image) From London's electric buses to large trucks running on overhead wires, the latest episode of Fully Charged goes large.



Couple's minimalist cargo van conversion is an incognito home on wheels

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500

(image) A roaming freelance photographer and writer go on the road in this self-built live-work space on wheels.



Photo: Great gray owl goes hunting

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:25:14 -0500

(image) Our majestic photo of the day comes from Quebec, Canada.



Unusual life-forms found in giant crystals have survived for as long as 50,000 years

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:07:16 -0500

(image) The dormant microbes found in Mexican caves are unlike any known genus scientists have seen so far, say NASA researchers.



Familiar layout gets the modern treatment in this bright tiny house (Video)

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:04:15 -0500

(image) Featuring the familiar tiny house recessed porch, this well-lit and spacious tiny house has a contemporary flair.