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 2018-09-21 20:59 

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Architecture 2030 goes after embodied carbon and this is a very big deal...

Embodied carbon is responsible for 11% of global GHG emissions and 28% of global building sector emissions....

 2018-09-21 19:48 

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Vegetarians save so much water...

Scientists looking at water consumption in different countries came to a not so shocking conclusion....

 2018-09-21 18:13 

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Ingenious micro-apartment renovation includes a 'disappearing kitchen' (Video)...

Plenty of clever spatial overlaps and multifunctional pieces of transformer furniture in this renovation of a 376-square-foot apartment in Melbourne....

 2018-09-21 16:36 

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Taking back the streets: How Park(ing) Day became Park(ing) Year...

Not too many people are squatting in parking spaces today. It is the story of one of the great successes in tactical urbanism....

 2018-09-21 15:50 

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How to survive falling into cold water...

Just float. Don't thrash....

 2018-09-21 15:23 

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What are public lands?...

US public lands have been in the news a lot lately, but what exactly are they?...

 2018-09-21 15:03 

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A look back at the original chainsaw retrofit of 1982...

A hundred million American homes need fixing. Could this be the ticket?...

 2018-09-21 14:30 

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Home-cooked food can now be sold legally in California...

Until recently, donating food to a fundraiser or hosting a pop-up dinner was considered a criminal activity....

 2018-09-21 14:00 

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NASA wants to build a civilization out of moon dust...

These scientists know how to turn moon dirt into furniture....

 2018-09-21 10:12 

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Ikea plans 100% electric home delivery in key cities by 2020...

That will put it well on the road toward its target of 100% electric global deliveries by 2025....

 2018-09-21 10:00 

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Photo: The cleverness of squirrel feet...

Our photo of the day is a lesson in the feats of feet....

 2018-09-21 09:21 

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No, avoiding meat and dairy is not 'elitist'...

We live in a market-based economy. We have no obligation to buy a particular product....

 2018-09-20 20:28 

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Deadly ground beef recall comes with 'High' health risk warning...

Cargill Meat is recalling 132,600 pounds of beef products nationwide that may be contaminated with E. coli....

 2018-09-20 19:52 

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Ontario's Doug Ford bans bans on clothesline bans...

No green energy issue is too small for the rampaging Premier....

 2018-09-20 18:02 

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Cabin Spacey offers 'pay-as-you-live, location-independent' prefab homes...

This company is working to build a network of urban prefabs under a 'pay-as-you-go' model of home ownership....

 2018-09-20 17:09 

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Can a smart vent system keep you comfy?...

Alea Labs is introducing the "smart vent 2.0", which again raises the questions we had about Smart Vent 1.0....

 2018-09-20 15:08 

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Petition wants tourists to stop taking damaging selfies...

Currently, nobody is held accountable for posting pictures of illegal behavior on social media....

 2018-09-20 13:58 

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Is it time to hop on the hydrogen train?...

Hydrogen trains are now running in Germany. But are they really green and do they make any sense?...

 2018-09-20 13:53 

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Los Angeles wants to ban the sale of fur...

City council voted unanimously this week to support a ban....

 2018-09-20 10:53 

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No, you don't have to keep your kid's artwork...

The benefit comes from its creation, not its preservation....

 2018-09-20 10:10 

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Lyft commits to complete carbon neutrality...

Cars, rides, everything will be offset. But that's just one piece of the puzzle....

 2018-09-20 10:00 

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Photo: Osprey displays its remarkable wings...

Our photo of the day comes from Atascadero Lake, California....

 2018-09-19 18:04 

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Refillable bottles system launched in Oregon...

It is by far the most energy efficient way of packaging beer, it tastes better, and there is no BPA....

 2018-09-19 17:00 

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This pianist plays classical music to soothe blind elephants (Video)...

Music is a comforting thing, especially for these rescued elephants living in an animal sanctuary....

 2018-09-19 16:32 

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SeaWorld got caught in a pretty fishy lie...

Company higher-ups sold stocks while telling investors that everything was fine....

 2018-09-19 16:08 

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No sweat in this shop: Garment factory is renovated to Passivhaus standard...

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture has designed a revolutionary building for an industry that needs a revolution....

 2018-09-19 15:35 

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Why I no longer have backyard chickens...

It seemed like a good idea at the time......

 2018-09-19 14:58 

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Humans are hardwired for laziness...

Struggling to get to the gym? New research shows that our brains actually have to work harder to avoid idleness....

 2018-09-19 14:00 

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Scientists just uncovered ancient signs of child labor...

Kids have been digging in salt mines for thousands of years....

 2018-09-19 13:57 

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Flying insects carry microplastics in their bodies...

If a bug starts its life in water, there's a good chance it is eating microplastic pieces....

 2018-09-19 13:15 

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Ontario's Doug Ford's proposed natural gas expansion is like putting 42,560 cars on the road...

Just what we needed in what was a decarbonizing planet....

 2018-09-19 10:24 

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ChargePoint pledges 2.5 million EV charging spots by 2025...

Range anxiety may really become a thing of the past....

 2018-09-19 10:00 

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Photo: Ready to rumble...

Our photo of the day is all about the shimmy....

 2018-09-18 18:56 

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These 80-year-olds have the brains of 30-year-olds...

"Super agers" don't lose brainpower as they age the way regular people do....

 2018-09-18 18:56 

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These 80-year-olds have the brains of 30-year-olds...

"Super agers" don't lose brainpower as they age the way regular people do....

 2018-09-18 18:16 

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Wolf howls, Mother Nature claps (video)...

The howl of magnificent Zephyr at NY's Wolf Conservation Center gets Mother Nature's attention....

 2018-09-18 18:06 

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Has Vision Zero lost its way?...

Laura Laker looks at the question in the Guardian, and talks to TreeHugger....

 2018-09-18 17:38 

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The Intrepide is a charmingly modern tiny house in the French Alps...

A familiar layout gets an elegant interpretation by this tiny house builder from France....

 2018-09-18 17:32 

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9 more ways to break the restaurant habit...

Because you have better things to spend your time and money on....

 2018-09-18 16:44 

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12 things to know about the September equinox...

Here's everything you need to know about the fall equinox (aka the spring equinox for those in the southern hemisphere)....

 2018-09-18 15:07 

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Netherlands to ban natural gas by 2050...

It's part of a much bigger energy transition, and sounds a lot like wishful thinking....

 2018-09-18 14:41 

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Poorer people eat meat to boost their social status...

Study finds that a desire for status drives meat consumption more than hunger or perceived nutritional benefits....

 2018-09-18 13:04 

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North American houses turn to mush in a flood. What can we do about it?...

TreeHugger asked two experts, Alex Wilson and Steve Mouzon, for their thoughts....

 2018-09-18 13:00 

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What techies get wrong about environmentalists...

Freakonomics says prophets and wizards can't agree on how to save the planet....

 2018-09-18 11:00 

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High yield farming may be better for biodiversity...

Is the idyllic, organic farm worse for our balance with nature?...

 2018-09-18 10:07 

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How Seabins use marinas to collect trash and clean the ocean...

Marinas naturally concentrate trash. Seabins take advantage of that fact....

 2018-09-18 10:00 

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Photo: Pretty plover plops into her nest...

Our photo of the day comes from the beautiful beaches of Gotland, Sweden....

 2018-09-17 19:41 

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From bottles to bike lanes: the first PlasticRoad opens in the Netherlands...

We have lots of waste plastic and not much use for it, so why not use it instead of asphalt or concrete?...

 2018-09-17 19:09 

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6 lucky dogs get rescued from their flooding kennel (video)...

Rule number 1: Do not cage or tie up pets if you have to evacuate in an emergency....

 2018-09-17 17:12 

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If BPA is so terrible, why is everybody still drinking beer and pop out of BPA lined cans?...

There is a fundamental logical inconsistency here. Either the stuff is bad for you or it isn't....

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