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  • Scientists identify the most environmentally harmful animal product in the American diet

    21 July 2014, 3:57 pm by: Margaret Badore

    A new paper compares eggs, dairy, poultry, beef and pork to determine which has the biggest environmental impact.
  • 10 ways to stop being a water waster

    21 July 2014, 2:54 pm by: Team Treehugger

    There is no resource more precious than water, so here are some great tips for conserving it.
  • Nature Blows My Mind! Macro photographs of brilliant hummingbirds

    21 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Kimberley Mok

    These images reveal the beautiful details of this remarkable bird.
  • The LandARK from ZedFactory treads lightly on the coppice clearing

    21 July 2014, 2:22 pm by: Lloyd Alter

    Bill Dunster usually does the greenest of multifamily projects; this tiny house is an interesting diversion.
  • No good deed... California couple tries to conserve water during drought, gets $500 fine for brown…

    21 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Michael Graham Richard

    You'd think that people who make personal sacrifices to conserve water during a severe drought would be rewarded, but no good deed goes unpunished.
  • Photo: Amazing orange sunset over Florida

    21 July 2014, 12:46 pm by: Margaret Badore

    Our photo contributor Timm Jensen captured some beautiful colors at the beach.
  • Artist creates intricate animal portraits from fabric and thread

    21 July 2014, 11:05 am by: Margaret Badore

    Sophie Standing’s art combines the detail of pen-and-ink illustrations with the exuberant patterns of a quilt.
  • Why the modern bathroom is such a wasteful, unhealthy design

    21 July 2014, 10:44 am by: Lloyd Alter

    An article in the Guardian sums up a whole lot of TreeHugger.
  • Plants are talking and these sensors let us hear what they're saying

    21 July 2014, 10:02 am by: Megan Treacy

    A new open-source sensor project taps into the electrochemical signals that plants send in response to the environment around them.
  • Whales: The great poop pumps of the ocean

    21 July 2014, 9:53 am by: Manon Verchot

    Turns out whales have been contributing to rejuvenating the ocean ecosystem this whole time!
  • Should keeping bike lanes clear have priority over cars? (Survey)

    21 July 2014, 8:03 am by: Lloyd Alter

    In Copenhagen, bikes get priority over everything; in North America they certainly don't. Who's right?
  • 'RiverBlue' documentary wants to save our rivers from the denim industry

    21 July 2014, 7:09 am by: Katherine Martinko

    If you care about water quality and ethical textile production, then this is a project worth supporting. Watch the trailer and be inspired to help.
  • Photo: Super blue cicada

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

    The Zammara genus is know for its bright blue-green color, and like other cicadas has a loud buzzing call.
  • 45 years ago today, humans walked on the moon for the first time

    20 July 2014, 8:21 am by: Lloyd Alter

    When are they going back?
  • Photo: Little raccoon peeks from a tree

    19 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Margaret Badore

    Although they adapt well to many habitats, including urban ones, raccoons originally lived in forests.
  • The top ten posts of the week, from Teslas to tiny houses

    19 July 2014, 8:23 am by: Lloyd Alter

    Plus lots of green things.
  • Crowdfunding Friday: Penstix could replace disposable chopsticks, Artisan sunglasses right out of…

    18 July 2014, 3:12 pm by: Lloyd Alter

    The crowdfunding scene is crowded, but there is some silver among the dross.
  • Australia moves backwards, repeals carbon tax

    18 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Michael Graham Richard

    Putting a price on carbon is an elegant way to reduce emissions and encourage a transition to cleaner technologies, but it's not politically easy to sell.
  • Photo: Mariposa lily opens its perfect petals

    18 July 2014, 2:23 pm by: Margaret Badore

    The Mariposa lily belongs to the genus Calochortus, which is derived from the Greek words for “beautiful grass.”
  • This invasive plant is swallowing the U.S. at the rate of 50,000 baseball fields per year

    18 July 2014, 2:04 pm by: Michael Graham Richard

    In the dictionary next to the definition of "invasive species", they could show a photo of kudzu.
  • Southwest Airlines upcycles 43 acres of leather seat covers

    18 July 2014, 1:32 pm by: Margaret Badore

    Flying can be a divisive topic when it comes to curbing emissions, but airplanes have other environmental impacts too.
  • Loopy vertical farm proposed for Singapore

    18 July 2014, 11:50 am by: Lloyd Alter

    There isn't a whole lot of land in Singapore; it is one place that vertical farming might make economic sense.
  • 12 easy steps to a green dorm room

    18 July 2014, 11:44 am by: Team Treehugger

    Getting ready to start college life? Here are some tips to help you create a green living space
  • 6 reasons to take your kids camping this summer

    18 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Katherine Martinko

    Camping with kids is a lot more work than camping without them, but there are many benefits to be had.
  • Photo: Bright green trio

    17 July 2014, 6:23 pm by: Margaret Badore

    These three lizards were photographed at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami.
  • 10 ways to live better electrically

    17 July 2014, 5:38 pm by: Jacob Gordon

    The cost of electricity is going up (both in dollars and in environmental and health impacts). Here are some tips for reducing your costs and impacts.
  • How Morro Bay went from a national disaster to a sustainable success story

    17 July 2014, 5:06 pm by: The Nature Conservancy

    Morro Bay leaders banded together to revive their fishing heritage, create stable jobs, improve the health of our oceans and provide fresh seafood for consumers.
  • 2015 Chevy Volt to get slightly bigger battery pack

    17 July 2014, 3:52 pm by: Michael Graham Richard

    The real goodies will come when the second-generation Volt is unveiled next year, but in the meantime, there's a little bonus for Volt buyers.
  • Open source local food marketplace aims to make it easier to find, buy, and sell sustainable foods

    17 July 2014, 3:38 pm by: Derek Markham

    The Open Food Network wants to change the way we connect with our food, by closing the gap between the consumer and the farmer and making it easier to access local food.
  • Steve Mouzon on what he learned from downsizing his office

    17 July 2014, 2:20 pm by: Lloyd Alter

    There are a lot of good suggestions about how to downsize your life, both home and office.

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