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  • The best bicycle infrastructure cartoon I've ever seen

    18 October 2014, 12:45 pm by: Zachary Shahan

    Horrible bike infrastructure is a bitter joke to bicyclists in a many a jurisdiction. Thanks to Steve Patrick Adams for highlighting the absurdity of this in a way the average person can understand in the cartoon above.
  • Photo: Froggy on the beach

    18 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Margaret Badore

    “A little frog I met at the beach in Silent Lake Provincial Park.”
  • Photo: Saguaro cactus defines a landscape

    17 October 2014, 3:56 pm by: Margaret Badore

    Their blossoms are the official wildflower of Arizona, where this cactus enjoys special conservation protections.
  • Green roofs are changing architecture: The Science Hills of Komatsu

    17 October 2014, 2:39 pm by: Lloyd Alter

    Strange things happen when roofs touch the ground.
  • Nature Blows My Mind! Mythical medicinal mushroom found only in old-growth forests (Video)

    17 October 2014, 2:28 pm by: Kimberley Mok

    Follow this mushroom scientist on his quest to find this rare mushroom, purported to be the world's longest living fungi.
  • Denver fashion show features upcycled clothes

    17 October 2014, 1:51 pm by: Margaret Badore

    Don’t expect spotlights, airbrushing, waif-like models or a minimalist catwalk. The fashion show at PalletFest in Dever, featuring up cycled one-of-a-kind garments, was much more colorful and crafty.
  • Free Family Dinner Date cookbook helps put a family meal on the table in less than an hour

    17 October 2014, 12:58 pm by: Derek Markham

    Need help putting together a home-cooked family dinner once a week? This e-cookbook offers simple and tasty recipes for kids and parents to make together.
  • What happened to my hot water?

    17 October 2014, 10:47 am by: Lloyd Alter

    As part of the renovation of our house we got a new hot water system. It's not so hot.
  • Things are looking up for elevators

    17 October 2014, 8:57 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Changes in elevator technology can mean new life for old buildings, with big energy savings. This pushes all our buttons.
  • Student's "biggish" tiny home is built with salvaged earthquake materials (Video)

    17 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Kimberley Mok

    Coming in at a generous 215 square feet, this university student's tiny home has been constructed using materials recycled from earthquake-destroyed homes in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • We can't give up on home cooking!

    17 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Katherine Martinko

    Cooking is the closest thing we've got to a silver bullet solution to countless health problems. Shrugging it off as "elitist" is foolish, since home-prepped meals are only as complicated as you make them.
  • Photo: The forest reflected

    16 October 2014, 10:57 pm by: Margaret Badore

    A forest is beautifully reflected in the still waters of a lake.
  • How food waste differs around the world

    16 October 2014, 2:11 pm by: Margaret Badore

    About 24% of food calories produced for people get wasted on the journey from farm to plate. But how that happens is very different depending on where you live.
  • Should hi-viz clothing be mandatory when walking on public streets? Some people think so.

    16 October 2014, 1:56 pm by: Lloyd Alter

    It's important that our kids can be seen. But really, we should be dealing with the people who are doing the killing, not the victims.
  • Zurich's a city for people: "You are invited to the city, but your car is not" (video)

    16 October 2014, 11:15 am by: Michael Graham Richard

    Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, is a gem like Amsterdam and Copenhagen, and it should be studied by other cities.
  • Does your kid's school have pre-2006, extra-polluting diesel buses? Tell them about the EPA's…

    16 October 2014, 10:35 am by: Michael Graham Richard

    The iconic yellow school bus lasts forever, which is good in some ways, but there's a significant downside...
  • Could low gas prices be good for the environment?

    16 October 2014, 10:10 am by: Sami Grover

    Even for those of us who believe oil is too cheap, lower prices still have a bright side.
  • Snails for same-sex marriage

    16 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Manon Verchot

    These snails may not be rainbow colored, but they might as well be
  • A look at the first of Philippe Starck's "ecologically conscious" prefabs

    16 October 2014, 9:57 am by: Lloyd Alter

    The P.A.T.H (prefabricated accessible technological homes) are called green and sustainable. Are they?
  • A history of British cycling in one big infographic

    16 October 2014, 8:32 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Unfortunately the single most important factor in the history of the bike is the history of the car.
  • How about a waxworm taco, some larvae ceviche, or a few soy grasshoppers?

    16 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Katherine Martinko

    Welcome to the world of entomophagy! Instead of fixating on the usual sources of animal protein, Western omnivores should start thinking about the nutritive value of abundant creepy-crawlies.
  • Massive horn sculptures would generate sound and energy from wind

    16 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Kimberley Mok

    Paying homage to Denmark's historical relationship with wind, these public art sculptures would generate music and power from wind.
  • Photo: A river run red with salmon

    15 October 2014, 10:07 pm by: Margaret Badore

    This photo shows the Adams River salmon run, in British Columbia.
  • Striking grassroots bike campaign shows how much space one car occupies

    15 October 2014, 4:59 pm by: Kimberley Mok

    This bike advocacy group uses a simple device to show how much space a car takes up, compared to a bike.
  • World's first digital vacuum cleaner cleans the dust from your personal cloud

    15 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Derek Markham

    One of the world's largest appliance companies has been cleaning our homes for over 100 years. Now it wants to help clean your second home with the World Wide Vac.
  • Yay! Hawaiian monk seal pups are on the up and up

    15 October 2014, 1:44 pm by: Margaret Badore

    There’s some good news about the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
  • More proof that millenials are ditching the car

    15 October 2014, 10:42 am by: Lloyd Alter

    A new study shows that it's not just the economy, stupid, there is real change happening.
  • Off-grid shipping container micro-home is small, modern & smart (Video)

    15 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Kimberley Mok

    Featuring a modern style interior, this self-sustaining micro-home is made with a recycled shipping container and stays under 107 square feet.
  • 7 winter vegetables to add to your plate

    15 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Katherine Martinko

    Winter vegetables may lack the glamour and flavour of summer vegetables, but they're delicious in their own way, not to mention packed full of nutrients and much cheaper than imported produce.
  • Solar 3D printers take manufacturing off the grid

    15 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Megan Treacy

    Groups working in developing regions could use solar-powered 3D printers to make tools, lab supplies and more on the go.

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