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Finnish Safety Agency recommends helmets and lights for old people using walkers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:19:29 -0500

(image) It is about time that people acknowledged that it's not just cyclists that hit their heads. Helmets for everybody!



In praise of penguins: We've got babies!

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:12:21 -0500

(image) What better way to celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day than by caving to the cute factor with videos of bitty penguins?



Geometric treehouse is inspired by birds' nests (Video)

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:12:05 -0500

(image) Elevated above the trees outside a village in France, is this unique treehouse you can rent.



The 5 recipes I make over and over again

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:28:00 -0500

(image) I used to avoid repeating recipes. Now I depend on it.



Outdoor lessons improve children's learning

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:22:00 -0500

(image) A study found that, after teaching a lesson outside, teachers were able to hold kids' attention for nearly twice as long during a subsequent indoor lesson.



Don't judge a supermarket for empty shelves, it might be fighting food waste

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:08:10 -0500

(image) Sorry, shoppers, but empty supermarket shelves could be a good thing.



Photo: Cute little beetle considers a leaf

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:17:36 -0500

(image) Our photo of the day is a lesson in biodiversity.



Nomadic home prototype built out of a shipping container (Video)

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:57:45 -0500

(image) A contemporary design for an earthquake-resistant, modular home.



Short List for Amazon's second headquarters speaks volumes about cities

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:56:53 -0500

(image) There are not many surprises, other than Columbus, Ohio and Toronto, Canada



These clever companies offer clothes on a subscription basis

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:00 -0500

(image) Why buy if you can borrow? These companies show how the fashion industry can be kinder to the environment -- and your wallet!



Drones help scientists monitor endangered sea turtles

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:37:30 -0500

(image) The drones revealed that the numbers for olive ridleys were higher than thought.



Lloyd Kahn's good advice on how to rebuild after disaster

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:27:32 -0500

(image) After the California fires, the building expert has some suggestions that really make sense for anyone building.



UK government appoints a minister for loneliness

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:25:00 -0500

(image) Prime Minister May is hoping to cheer up the millions of Britons who live in a sad and unhealthy state of chronic loneliness.



Hope rises for critically endangered monkey thanks to conservation efforts

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:18:23 -0500

(image) The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey may survive because of work by communities, NGOs and the Myanmar and Chinese governments.



Can we stop treating kids like 'delicate morons'?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:06:00 -0500

(image) Kids aren't stupid, nor will they shatter, but most school playground rules treat them like they are.



No, your microwave oven isn't killing the planet

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:36:45 -0500

(image) These stupid headlines miss the whole point. Microwaves use very little power, slightly more than a 7-watt LED bulb over its lifetime.



Photo: Bison versus snow in Yellowstone

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:45:03 -0500

(image) It's hard not to respect the legacy of this herd.



'Trash Girl' won't back down: Despite bullies, 12-year-old keeps up anti-litter fight

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

(image) She picks trash on her way to and from school. And she's not going to let anyone stop her.



Edmunds reviews the Tesla Model 3

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:12:01 -0500

(image) In almost all aspects, it lives up to the hype, says Edmunds. But man, is that screen a distraction...



Artist turns bathroom into magical nature spot using recycled materials

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:39:07 -0500

(image) A boring bathroom gets an amazing hand-drawn makeover.



Entertain like a TreeHugger this winter

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:25:00 -0500

(image) Host gatherings with friends both outdoors and in your home, while sharing food prep to make it more affordable.



An uplifting story: The escalator just had its 125th birthday

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:58:22 -0500

(image) On TreeHugger we often say, "Take the stairs!" But escalators have changed how we get around.



UK supermarket promises to go plastic-free by 2023

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:47:00 -0500

(image) The fact that Iceland specializes in frozen food has not daunted its directors, who say they'll switch to recyclable paper and pulp trays.



"ReNEWable Living Home" opens Orlando Builders Show, and it's not totally horrible

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:40:24 -0500

(image) There are lessons to be learned from this model home built by Meritage, even if it is big and beige.



'There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather' is a Scandinavian mom's guide to raising kids

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:10:00 -0500

(image) Written by one of my favorite bloggers, this new book will inspire and guide readers to instill a love for nature in their children.



Library opens in Turkey with books collected by sanitation workers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:01:43 -0500

(image) Thousands of books destined for the landfill have been rescued by garbage collectors and are now available to the public.



Photo: Double rainbow brightens up Yosemite

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:33:55 -0500

(image) Our lucky photo of the day was taken from Yosemite's Tioga Pass Road.



New, lower cost Nest Thermostat E: First impressions

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:55:26 -0500

(image) The smartest features of a smart thermostat may actually be the pretty simple.



University of New South Wales to go 100% solar powered

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:05:50 -0500

(image) There's a renewable energy arms race going on in academia. UNSW just blew the competition out the water.



Toronto Police tells pedestrians: "Road safety – It starts with you."

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:55:04 -0500

(image) Telling people to "cross the street as if your life depends on it" is just going to scare people out of walking. But hey, it worked for bikes!