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France will ban cell phones in elementary schools

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:22:00 -0500

(image) Starting September 2018, students under age 15 will not be allowed to use their phones at any point during the school day.

It’s time to start thinking of driving like smoking

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:15:37 -0500

(image) Cars are killing us, and it is time to limit the damage to drivers and to people around them, just like we did with smoking.

Photo: Red-tailed black cockatoo is speckled with hearts and stars

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:48:46 -0500

(image) Our photo of the day is not strictly for the birds.

Closing in on the chemicals that make us fat or infertile

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:47:20 -0500

(image) A special type of chemicals that can do great harm to our health, hormone disruptors have long been under-regulated. As the US EPA eliminates programs, hope for progress turns to the European Union.

With Lolistraw, you can have your straw and eat it too

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:12:00 -0500

(image) But even more exciting than its edibility is the Lolistraw's hyper-compostability.

Life with a Sense home energy monitor, the first month

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:39:55 -0500

(image) Measuring individual appliance's energy consumption is one thing. But Sense aims to give you a bigger picture.

11 facts about Iceland's elusive elves

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:35:08 -0500

(image) As if the landscape of fire and ice wasn’t wonderful enough, the stories of its magical creatures make it all the more wondrous.

Egg-shaped Escape Pod is a flexible small space for work & play

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:29:34 -0500

(image) This compact, cedar-shingled structure hides a restful interior that can be made into an office or guestroom.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is lit by 5,000 candles at Christmastime

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:25:00 -0500

(image) Called 'First Light,' this now-famous event at Ontario's first European-built settlement is a special experience for the whole family.

Expect a meat tax within 5-10 years

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:27:00 -0500

(image) An investor network managing $4 trillion in assets has warned investors that they should prepare for the inevitable -- a climate-driven "sin" tax on meat.

Photo: Squirrel!

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:24:30 -0500

(image) Cutie caught in the act of laying in supplies.

UK celebrates first "Plastic Free Coastline" community

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:41:33 -0500

(image) Nearly 100 other towns are working toward the same status.

Spiders eat up to 800 million tons of insects a year

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:11:29 -0500

(image) Meanwhile, humans consume a mere 400 million tons in meat and fish.

Dear Santa, please bring me this electric café racer

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:50:00 -0500

(image) This lightweight electric motorcycle from Denzel promises quick, quiet, and clean transportation for under $5000.

Plastics industry has known for years that it's polluting oceans

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:39:00 -0500

(image) But it has chosen to "deny, confuse, and fight regulation."

East Africa doesn't want your used clothes

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:49:00 -0500

(image) Used clothing donations are more of a hindrance than a help, in the eyes of the East African Community. We need to listen to what they're saying.

Photo: Vibrant butterfly lives deep in the forest

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

(image) Our stunning photo of the day comes from the rain forest of Ecuador.

6 ways to use old ribbon or paper to make pretty gift bows

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

(image) Why buy new gift bows when the best ones can be made easily with things you have on hand?

Our 3 favorite food trend predictions for 2018

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:37:00 -0500

(image) Whole Foods published a list of all the food trends it predicts for next year, and several of them fit right in on TreeHugger.

Budweiser orders 40 Tesla Semi electric trucks

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:29:01 -0500

(image) Tesla has received over 240 publicly announced orders, so the real number is likely higher...

80-year-old wooden escalators repurposed into impressive sculpture

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:38:48 -0500

(image) Instead of trashing these old treads, they have been made into a inter-looping work of art in the same station.

Foldable bike helmets made from recycled materials help fight "helmet hassle"

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:43:08 -0500

(image) By folding into a size small enough to fit into a bag, LID Helmets aims to help cyclists avoid a common excuse for not wearing head protection.

Swimming pool in London is built out of wooden portal frames and Cross Laminated Timber

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:29:51 -0500

(image) This technology is usually relegated to warehouses, but Hawkins\Brown make it stunningly beautiful.

How to have the greenest Christmas tree ever

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:55:00 -0500

(image) These eco-friendly decorating tips will make your tree greener than the color of its pine needles.

Someone should have told that rock that, in Alberta, safety is a shared responsibility

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:54:39 -0500

(image) Cars kept running into a big rock in a Calgary parking lot, perhaps because it didn't make eye contact.

When Mom doesn't want help from Dad

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:58:00 -0500

(image) It's called 'maternal gatekeeping' and it's a crummy situation all around.

Mad for MADI, the folding wooden prefab A-Frame

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:29:50 -0500

(image) This brilliant design brings the A-frame into the 21st century

Sadly, here's another reason not to eat cookie dough

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:21:00 -0500

(image) First it was raw eggs, now it's raw flour.

Even cargo ships are going 100% electric

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:11:18 -0500

(image) But there's a catch...

Photo: Levitating sparrow

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

(image) Our magical photo of the day offers a lesson in the benefits of hopping.