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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.



Tigers, leopards and wild dogs found living in surprising harmony in Indian reserves

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:15:35 -0500

(image) A new study finds 3 carnivores that usually avoid each other at all costs have found smart ways to peacefully co-exist. #goals



It's time to dump diesel

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:32:02 -0500

(image) The New York Times writes about how polluted the air is in London, and blames it on diesel and bicycles.



Stark Drive launches $400 full-size folding electric bike

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:56:25 -0500

(image) For those who have been holding off on purchasing an e-bike until the prices come down, Stark Drive might just have broken the cost barrier.



Imminent oil industry disruption? Norway may soon help us test the hypothesis

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:10:04 -0500

(image) Electric car sales just reached 37% last month. And that's not the half of it.



The Manual of the Dwelling: Lessons in living from Le Corbusier

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:51:23 -0500

(image) Well, he was young when he wrote this.



There's a secret hidden continent beneath New Zealand

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:32:05 -0500

(image) Scientists have been studying the huge submerged landmass for decades and are now pushing for its recognition as a continent.



Presidents Day Survey: Who Is The Greenest President?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:21:19 -0500

(image) The results are often surprising.