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Jargon watch - "cocktail geoengineering" takes fixing the earth to the next level

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:55:00 -0400

(image) If one geoengineering plan doesn't work, maybe two or three combined will



This low-tech terrarium purifies water like a mini-Amazon rainforest (Video)

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

(image) Emulating the same processes naturally found in rainforests, this prototype filters and cleans water of harmful pollutants.



18 tips for saving money on groceries

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:16:00 -0400

(image) Grocery bills can get out of control very quickly. Here's how to keep a lid on things.



I slashed my cholesterol with plant-based eating

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:57:14 -0400

(image) And I enjoyed myself in the process too...



Your next car will plug-in. The one after that may not exist...

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:00:21 -0400

(image) A growing number of experts believe that private car ownership will eventually fade away.



Photo: Cutest mountain goat babies ever, we kid you not

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:08:17 -0400

(image) Our absolutely adorable photo of the day comes from Mount Evans, Colorado.



Energy-efficient steel-framed micro-home uses insulated metal panel system

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:09:32 -0400

(image) This tiny home uses high-strength and lightweight steel for its framing, and insulated metal wall panels.



Let's go camping! A look at the moveable feast

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:08:41 -0400

(image) There is a lot to learn about minimalist living from camp kitchens and tools.



12 national animals and their iconic footprints

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:09:50 -0400

(image) From Indonesia's Komodo dragon to the gray wolves of Turkey, learn how to identify the footprints of some of the world's most remarkable animals.



Americans spend more than half their food money on meals that require no cooking

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:43:00 -0400

(image) Latest numbers reveal some disturbing culinary habits and preferences.



Do you know where your favorite foods come from?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:03:00 -0400

(image) This fun infographic maps the ingredients in the U.S.A.'s top 20 foods.



Device that harvests energy from human motion could be seamlessly integrated into clothing

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:48:34 -0400

(image) The device is so thin it could be woven into fabric without changing the feel of it.



Why we should fix what we've got instead of starting from scratch

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:03:11 -0400

(image) Do we need hyperloops? No, we need trains that work.



'The Idle Parent' is the most unconventional parenting book I've ever read

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:12:00 -0400

(image) In an odd marriage of attachment and free-range parenting philosophies, the book advocates for responsible laziness on the part of adults.



Delightful forest creatures are carved out of avocado seeds

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

(image) The humble avocado pit has been rescued from the compost bin of obscurity and remade into these magical little sculptures.



Hotel in Manchester, UK is built out of some very strange shipping containers

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 -0400

(image) Why this could be the future of construction and why we should be very, very afraid.



Photo: Beautiful Isle of Skye offers news of birds

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:06:49 -0400

(image) We are officially in love with Loch Pooltiel.



Blushing pink lizard with only two limbs is too wonderfully weird (video)

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:14:36 -0400

(image) The snake-meets-worm legless lizard in hushed shades of rose surprised the scientists who found it.



It's the week in TreeHugger

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:11:33 -0400

(image) Can't keep up? Here's the best of the week in TreeHugger in digestible little bits.



Florida school district replaces homework ... with books!

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0400

(image) Instead of worksheets, elementary students will be required to read for 20 minutes each night.



Let's go camping! A tour of trailers and RVs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:46:24 -0400

(image) Some are light, efficient and green; others not so much.



Elon Musk gets "verbal approval" for east coast underground Hyperloop

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:04:09 -0400

(image) But as Mal said to Shepherd Book in Serenity, "That's a long wait for a train don't come."



5 things you didn’t know about a Boy Scout Jamboree

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:25:00 -0400

(image) The National Scout Jamboree in the United States is a forest-friendly tradition that stretches back nearly 100 years.



It takes more than money to stick with the gym

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:26:00 -0400

(image) Offering financial incentives for workouts doesn't work because the approach is too simplistic.



And one e-bike to rule them all: Trek Super Commuter+ 8S review

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 -0400

(image) I'm forever spoiled for other electric bikes.



Everyone should wear helmets. So why pick on cyclists?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:52:32 -0400

(image) Author Todd Babin wonders why there is this obsession about cyclists and helmets. So do I.



Photo: Tiniest of birds roosts like a boss

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:23:11 -0400

(image) What the calliope hummingbird lacks in size, it makes up for in moxie.



9 lifestyle choices to help prevent dementia

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:21:32 -0400

(image) With one in 3 cases of dementia preventable, a sweeping new report identifies modifiable factors in early, mid- and late life that make a difference



The iconic Schwalbe scooter has been reincarnated as an electric vehicle

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:10:15 -0400

(image) This classic scooter from the former country of East Germany is now an e-scooter with a 62-mile range.



Going up: ThyssenKrupp's test tower in Rottweil is a twisty engineering wonder

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:48:31 -0400

(image) Werner Sobek puts a negligee on a concrete pipe and it's not just for looks.