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 2018-01-16 19:55 

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

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!...

 2018-01-16 18:52 

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What's needed to clean up the fashion industry?...

A new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation outlines steps to a circular fashion economy....

 2018-01-16 18:21 

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Startup is using heat generated from bitcoin mining to grow food and fish...

Merging energy-intensive bitcoin mining with aquaculture, this project is experimenting with how technology might be used to develop better food systems....

 2018-01-16 18:19 

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Another reason to love Passive House: it's really quiet...

New tests by nk Architects show that it cuts the noise in half....

 2018-01-16 16:57 

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Why you should never stifle a sneeze...

Recent news that a man ruptured his throat from holding in a sneeze is a good reminder to free the sneeze....

 2018-01-16 16:40 

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European Union pledges to fight plastic pollution...

But its strategy would be far more effective if it focused on reusables, not recycling....

 2018-01-16 16:11 

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Florida study finds that drivers flout the law more than cyclists...

But cyclists all run stop signs and red lights! Don't they?...

 2018-01-16 16:09 

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Are single use plastics having their coal moment?...

The coal industry didn't see its own collapse coming. Will single use plastics be the same?...

 2018-01-16 15:42 

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The most useful tools in my kitchen...

Despite have well-stocked shelves, there are a few key items that I reach for every single day when cooking....

 2018-01-16 15:38 

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Coldest inhabited place on Earth gets so cold the thermometer breaks...

Welcome to Oymyakon, Russia, where the village thermometer was no match for recent temperatures of -80 degrees Fahrenheit....

 2018-01-16 13:16 

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Photo: Coyote crosses the frozen river...

Our photo of the day reveals the rewards of a frigid sunrise....

 2018-01-16 12:45 

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Five interesting facts that will make you stop sucking!...

The strawless movement goes mainstream, boosted by a clever "stop sucking" video featuring stars getting sucker punched...

 2018-01-15 18:48 

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Does Yosemite need a Starbucks?...

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition asking that a new Starbucks be stopped from opening in the national park....

 2018-01-15 18:42 

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For this woman, van dwelling is her solution to high rents (Video)...

High rents in the city prompting this young woman to look for an alternative -- in a van conversion....

 2018-01-15 18:01 

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We were promised flying cars...

And in Santa Ana, California, we got one. Meanwhile, in Ottawa, Canada, we learn that if you drive a BMW you are treated differently....

 2018-01-15 17:04 

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The key to success lies in managing one's attention, not time...

Scheduling does little to boost productivity if you're constantly distracted by low-value activities....

 2018-01-15 16:22 

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SLA puts the icing on Bjarke's Amager Bakke cake...

The landscape design for the roof of the waste-to-energy plant is a terrific topping....

 2018-01-15 15:06 

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New York City's Mayor de Blasio to divest from big oil and sue the companies...

Changes closer to home would be nice too....

 2018-01-15 12:00 

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Photo: Pine grossbeak steps out of a storybook...

Our photo of the day stars a pretty little mope so charming it looks like it came straight from a children's story....

 2018-01-15 12:00 

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Photo: Pine grosbeak steps out of a storybook...

Our photo of the day stars a pretty little mope so charming it looks like it came straight from a children's story....

 2018-01-15 11:46 

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'Vegan For Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & In-Between' (book review)...

America's Test Kitchen does not simply exchange vegan ingredients for non-vegan ones, but starts from scratch to figure out the best alternatives....

 2018-01-14 16:19 

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Smartphones have made parenting harder than ever...

Giving a kid a phone "feels a little like trying to teach your kid how to use cocaine, but in a balanced way."...

 2018-01-13 15:55 

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Dental extractions are at an all-time high among British children...

They're eating far too much sugar....

 2018-01-12 20:27 

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Norwegians suffer from desperate shortage of parking, will come to America in droves...

We learn from Streetfilms that they are removing all the parking in Oslo; no wonder they want to leave....

 2018-01-12 19:59 

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Big doors & windows make this all-season teardrop trailer feel open...

Nimble and functional, this teardrop trailer features lots of nice views out....

 2018-01-12 18:37 

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Another reason to avoid free two-day shipping: they are shipping dogfood by air...

The carbon footprint of air freight is ten times that of truck freight; perhaps it's time for "slow shopping."...

 2018-01-12 16:39 

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How to shovel snow...

The TreeHugger guide to snow shovelling will help you survive the winter....

 2018-01-12 15:14 

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6 awful things that happen to your body when you don't get enough sleep...

A UC Berkeley neuroscientist explains some of the surprisingly dramatic ways in which a lack of sleep affects the mind and body....

 2018-01-12 14:59 

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9 Zero Waste experts to follow on Instagram...

Stay on track with your zero waste efforts by joining an inspiring community doing the same thing....

 2018-01-12 14:41 

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Why bikes and e-bikes will eat cars...

Cities should prepare for, and encourage an electric bike revolution and stop worrying about autonomous vehicles....

 2018-01-12 13:12 

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Photo: How does window frost form such fanciful patterns?...

Also known as fern frost or ice flowers, here's how Mother Nature does some of her most delicate work....

 2018-01-11 22:54 

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The Ray: 18-mile stretch of road is a testbed for a "regenerative highway ecosystem"...

What will the highways of the near future look like? This road project aims to create "a corridor that reconnects and restores us."...

 2018-01-11 20:39 

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Lobsters to get a slightly less horrific death in Switzerland...

Live crustaceans will no longer be forced to lounge on ice or be thrust into boiling vats of water without being stunned first....

 2018-01-11 19:54 

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Crumbling 484 sq. ft. house transformed into bright, intergenerational home...

A traditional alleyway house in Beijing is transformed into an air-tight, energy-efficient home....

 2018-01-11 17:51 

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How to waste energy, New York Style...

It is almost like an intellectual exercise in how to maximize surface area and air leakage...

 2018-01-11 16:58 

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New algae fuel cell packs a punch...

Researchers have developed a bio fuel cell that is ultra efficient and cheap to make....

 2018-01-11 16:31 

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Coming soon: the Robomart, a self driving vegetable bin...

Silicon Valley keeps thinking up fresh new ways to clog our roads, kill jobs and destroy main streets...

 2018-01-11 15:43 

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Grass-fed beef is threatened by nutritionally-deficient grass...

"Since the mid-90s, levels of crude protein in the plants, which cattle need to grow, have dropped by nearly 20 percent."...

 2018-01-11 14:09 

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Forget efficiency; it is time to get serious about sufficiency...

According to Kris De Decker, just making things more efficient isn't enough; we have to change the way we live....

 2018-01-11 14:05 

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China is planting 16.3 million acres of forest this year...

The pollution-beleaguered country plans to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade....

 2018-01-11 13:00 

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The beautiful benefits of imperfection...

In the age of perfectionism, embracing your sloppy side can be a blessing....

 2018-01-11 12:00 

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Photo: Elephant seal works the puppy dog eyes...

Our too-cute photo of the day comes from the Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery in California....

 2018-01-11 11:54 

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Life with a Sense home energy monitor, an update...

More devices identified, more lessons learned. And some challenges......

 2018-01-11 11:51 

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Scotland bans plastic-handled cotton buds...

The ban is expected to reduce Scotland's marine plastic pollution by 50 percent....

 2018-01-10 19:14 

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7 beauty trends that have us excited for 2018...

Could the mainstream beauty industry finally be embracing healthier, greener habits? It appears so....

 2018-01-10 19:00 

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Meet the man who flies with the birds in order to save them (video)...

A former meteorologist, Christian Moullec flies an ultralight to guide vulnerable birds on safe migration routes....

 2018-01-10 18:51 

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These floral sculptures pay homage to the humble beauty of insects (Video)...

Part art, part meditative process, these works are created with plant material harvested from the artist's urban garden....

 2018-01-10 16:54 

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4 interesting facts about Millennials' food buying habits...

Convenience takes priority over all....

 2018-01-10 16:13 

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Does your city pass the popsicle test?...

It was developed for North American neighborhoods, but here is a look at big international cities....

 2018-01-10 15:06 

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What is the point of bicycle-to-car communication systems?...

It is not about making the world safer for cyclists, it is about making the world safer for autonomous cars....

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