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  • Meet the people who want to want to turn predators into vegans

    30 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Manon Verchot

    Some philosophers think we should end all suffering by "phasing out" predators.
  • Is this truly a maintenance-free house?

    30 September 2014, 8:28 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Part of a fascinating experiment in Denmark, Arkitema Architects have designed a house that is supposed to last 150 years.
  • MEC launches a line of Fair Trade Certified clothes

    30 September 2014, 7:00 am by: Katherine Martinko

    This is a good step in the right direction for this Canadian outdoor retailer that likes to be at the forefront of ethical business practices.
  • Tapeflips: Multifunctional transforming paperboard furniture works with tape (Video)

    30 September 2014, 7:00 am by: Kimberley Mok

    Could this be the future of furniture? A flat pack, modular system built with recyclable, lightweight paperboard that can be customized like a puzzle piece, thanks to its taped joints.
  • Photo: A fuzzy tropical flower with purple polka dots

    29 September 2014, 5:49 pm by: Margaret Badore

    Our commenters helped determine that the species of this cool tropical flower is Kohleria affinis.
  • Classic contemporary wooden watches are made with lumber offcuts

    29 September 2014, 3:55 pm by: Kimberley Mok

    Partnering with a forest conservation non-profit to plant a tree for every watch purchased, Analog Watch Co. creates chic timepieces out of recycled wood.
  • “Dear Climate” is a playful yet dark invitation to meet climate change

    29 September 2014, 3:47 pm by: Margaret Badore

    An art project invites viewers to reconsider their relationship to global warming.
  • Lessons in good design from the 1952 Herman Miller Catalogue

    29 September 2014, 3:43 pm by: Lloyd Alter

    Here's why buying Design Within Reach was such a good idea: It takes Herman Miller back to its roots.
  • Moby speaks for the bees: “If the bees go, we’re next.”

    29 September 2014, 2:28 pm by: Derek Markham

    As part of a new Hollywood Food Voices PSA series, electronic musician/DJ Moby speaks about his passion for bees and very real threat of their disappearance.
  • Germans are "too good at conserving water" (what?!), says Wall Street journal

    29 September 2014, 1:26 pm by: Michael Graham Richard

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't...
  • Bison help put the "Prairie” back in Prairie State

    29 September 2014, 11:00 am by: The Nature Conservancy

    Bison roundup to help conservation efforts 2 hours outside Chicago, Illinois.
  • The sharing economy comes into the commercial kitchen

    29 September 2014, 10:49 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Commercial kitchens are really expensive to build. Why not share?
  • Futuristic suit cleans the air around you

    29 September 2014, 10:44 am by: Margaret Badore

    What if clothing could filter pollution out of the air around your body?
  • Take a stand against factory farming by signing the 4F Pledge

    29 September 2014, 10:19 am by: Katherine Martinko

    A new campaign launched by the Organic Consumers Association strives to educate people about the evils of factory farming and encourages them to refuse to eat those products.
  • Spiral stair is sleek and "sustainable".

    29 September 2014, 9:41 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Norwegian architect Tron Meyer cuts a stair out of solid engineered wood.
  • School is designed around rooftop running track

    29 September 2014, 9:40 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Tail wags dog in this clever design.
  • 8 years later: the state of the bees

    29 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Manon Verchot

    The New York Times breaks down years of bee news and bee research for us.
  • Teenager invents faster way to clean up toxic tar sands waste using sand and bacteria

    29 September 2014, 8:45 am by: Megan Treacy

    The breakthrough also scored 18-year-old Hayley Todesco a Google Science Fair Award.
  • Summing up yök Casa + Cultura with upcycled cardboard furniture, VOC-free paint and sustainable…

    28 September 2014, 7:05 pm by: Petz Scholtus

    This is my last post about my current eco-venture in Barcelona: yök Casa + Cultura. We believe that good tourism is possible thanks to common sense, eco-design and working for People, Planet and Profit.
  • Photo: Beaver swims with its nose just above the water

    27 September 2014, 10:16 am by: Margaret Badore

    An adorable beaver swims along.
  • Photo: Vivid orange and black treehopper

    26 September 2014, 9:01 pm by: Margaret Badore

    This is another example of Ecuador’s amazing insect diversity.
  • Reclaimed wooden "zome" structures are an expression of nature's double helix

    26 September 2014, 3:54 pm by: Kimberley Mok

    Echoing the helical forms found in nature, the "zome" looks like a dome, but has some unique geometric and acoustic properties that make it a bit different.
  • 6 animals tiny enough to sit on your finger

    26 September 2014, 2:40 pm by: Margaret Badore

    Let’s meet some of the world's smaller critters.
  • Maine conference brings together the "most experienced passive house minds on the planet"

    26 September 2014, 2:07 pm by: Lloyd Alter

    It's the first conference of the North American Passive House Network and it sounds like it was a lot of fun.
  • Man arrested with 51 turtles down his pants

    26 September 2014, 1:49 pm by: Margaret Badore

    Two Canadians have been charged with smuggling and illegal trading.
  • Cargill announces zero deforestation policy across entire global supply chain

    26 September 2014, 12:38 pm by: Derek Markham

    One of the largest agricultural companies in the world has pledged to extend its zero deforestation commitments from just the palm oil sector to its entire supply chain.
  • Video production company run out of modern green garden shed in London

    26 September 2014, 9:07 am by: Lloyd Alter

    it's a good demonstration of the differences in planning and culture between the UK and North America.
  • Photo: Spoonbill is all pretty in pink

    25 September 2014, 9:15 pm by: Margaret Badore

    These birds use their spoon-shaped bills to small fish and other foods out of the water.
  • 7 slow & cozy things to wear for fall

    25 September 2014, 7:00 pm by: Margaret Badore

    If your cold-weather wardrobe needs replenishing, we’ve got a few sustainable suggestions.
  • UPP fuel cell gadget charger: Personal portable power from hydrogen (Review)

    25 September 2014, 2:03 pm by: Derek Markham

    This small hydrogen fuel cell charger promises a week of clean power for your gadgets. But is it ready for prime time?

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