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  • Photo: Raven in profile

    28 July 2014, 6:09 pm by: Margaret Badore

    This beautiful black bird was photographed in Nome, Alaska.
  • These organic wardrobe basics are now Fair Trade too

    28 July 2014, 3:47 pm by: Margaret Badore

    Pact Apparel is working to expand its Fair Trade line of tees, socks, underwear and baby clothes.
  • Fist bumps reduce bacteria transmitted by 90% compared to shaking hands.

    28 July 2014, 3:38 pm by: Lloyd Alter

    Lets give a high five to these scientists who show that shaking hands is a filthy idea.
  • Wolfgang Feierbach's amazing psychedelic plastic house

    28 July 2014, 1:25 pm by: Lloyd Alter

    It is not only prefabricated fiberglass, but it has an interior to die for.
  • 3D printing lets antique musical instruments be played again

    28 July 2014, 11:16 am by: Megan Treacy

    A doctor is using medical scanning technology and 3D printing to breathe life back into very old instruments.
  • Why this mountain bike center is built of Brettstapel, and why North American builders should be…

    28 July 2014, 10:20 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Architype Architects show how to use local wood in innovative ways.
  • Meet Hank Shaw, the omnivore who has solved his dilemma

    28 July 2014, 7:00 am by: Katherine Martinko

    This modern hunter-gatherer feeds himself in intriguing and unusual ways.
  • Is this the best super-commuter bike ever?

    28 July 2014, 6:42 am by: A.K. Streeter

    Five teams in five cities (NYC, PDX, SEA, CHI, SFO) set out to design and build the perfect commuter bike for the Oregon Manifest challenge. Who succeeded? You decide.
  • Recycled beer cans become butterflies in this art work

    28 July 2014, 5:00 am by: Bonnie Alter

    What could be lovelier than a butterfly; even when it is made out of a can of beer.
  • Whatever happened to: bamboo clothing?

    27 July 2014, 9:53 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Ten years ago, TreeHugger was full of bamboo shirts, sheets and dresses.
  • Photo: Summer hummingbird

    26 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Margaret Badore

    Hummingbirds are migratory, typically spending winters in the southern part of the continent and summering in the north.
  • Top 10 posts of the week from cupboards to toilets

    26 July 2014, 8:48 am by: Lloyd Alter

    With a visit to a festival and a brown lawn.
  • Coastal wetlands could protect New York City from storms - and the Nature Conservancy is spreading…

    25 July 2014, 4:55 pm by: Manon Verchot

    The Nature Conservancy is teaching New Yorkers about the protective natural ecosystems in the city
  • Photo: A stroll on the beach

    25 July 2014, 2:50 pm by: Margaret Badore

    Our photo contributor takes a walk with a doggie friend on Grand Caymen.
  • Landscape photographer’s staggering work reveals the vast environmental impact of desert cities

    25 July 2014, 11:03 am by: Margaret Badore

    Richard Allenby-Pratt explores how humans are changing the desert in his series “Consumption.”
  • 5 ways to improve global food security

    25 July 2014, 10:44 am by: Manon Verchot

    The US produces more than enough food to feed the world, but hunger is still a major issue around the world. A new study proposes some ways to change that.
  • Organic skyscraper is built out of garbage generated by occupants

    25 July 2014, 9:28 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Chartier-Corbasson Architectes put waste to work in a tower that grows as needed.
  • Wild City Mapping: Interactive online sharing of wild urban spaces (Video)

    25 July 2014, 7:00 am by: Kimberley Mok

    This Montreal collective is creating an online, crowd-sourced map that will document the city's wild spaces.
  • Why we need more human breast milk banks

    25 July 2014, 7:00 am by: Katherine Martinko

    North America's high-tech medical care system has overlooked something very basic, and that's every baby's right to have access to breast milk.
  • Mars plans more renewables, says they are cost-neutral

    25 July 2014, 6:18 am by: Sami Grover

    If only our politicians were as ambitious as our corporations when it comes to clean energy.
  • Sneak preview of documentary about a man who planted a tropical forest singlehandedly

    25 July 2014, 5:00 am by: Bonnie Alter

    See this fascinating documentary about the dedicated man who created a forest the size of Central Park.
  • Photo: Muskrat swims along

    24 July 2014, 6:24 pm by: Margaret Badore

    Muskrats make their homes in wetlands, and can live in either ocean or freshwater areas.
  • Zero Waste blogger Lauren Singer lets us look into her drawers and cabinets

    24 July 2014, 5:29 pm by: Margaret Badore

    We visit the writer behind the Zero Waste blog TrashIsForTossers.com.
  • Rocket science comes to the kitchen in a saucepan with fins

    24 July 2014, 2:27 pm by: Lloyd Alter

    This clever new design uses a lot less gas in a lot less time.
  • Get hive at your next festival in the B-and-Bee

    24 July 2014, 10:03 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Future hexagonal high-rise huts are better than present tents.
  • 11 essential tips for summer hair care

    24 July 2014, 7:00 am by: Katherine Martinko

    Keep your hair happy and healthy all summer long using natural methods free from nasty chemicals.
  • Artist's exquisite nature-inspired papercuts tell a tale of disaster and redemption

    24 July 2014, 7:00 am by: Kimberley Mok

    Bovey Lee's fantastical and delicate papercuts are filled with intense scenes showing the power of nature, railing against the machinations of man.
  • Why did this grandma move into her converted backyard shed?

    23 July 2014, 3:40 pm by: Kimberley Mok

    Find out why this compassionate grandmother of five decided to give up her two-bedroom home and move into her quaintly renovated backyard shed.
  • It’s time clothing designers demand sustainable fabrics

    23 July 2014, 3:24 pm by: Margaret Badore

    As three major textiles trade shows converge on New York City, a discussion about the social and environmental cost and social costs of fabric—and by extension fashion—seems timely.
  • 10 tips for making your dishwasher more efficient

    23 July 2014, 1:08 pm by: Jacob Gordon

    Today's technology makes dishwashers much more water and energy efficient than hand washing dishes. Here are some tips for taking that efficiency to the next level.

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