How one manufacturer makes old clothes new again

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 11:43pm
Cornell students and Toronto company figure out how to upcycle old clothes on an industrial scale.
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Tesla nabs Apple's "Hacker Princess"

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 10:30pm
Tesla Motors is the hot new tech company to work for in Silicon Valley, and it has just stolen Apple's "Hacker Princess."
Categories: Environment

Apple wants its massive Arizona sapphire plant to run on renewable energy "from day one"

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 9:49pm
Apple has partnered with a company called GT Advanced to build a manufacturing plant in Arizona that should be able to produce enough artificial sapphire glass for millions, if not hundreds of millions, of iDevices.
Categories: Environment

U.S.-India: Dealing With Monsoon Failure

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 8:49pm
While on a brief assignment for the USDA in India in 1965, Lester Brown pieced together the early clues of an impending famine. His urgent warning to the U.S. and Indian governments set in motion the largest food rescue effort in history, saving millions.
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14 ways to go green this Valentine's day

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 8:34pm
A list of ways to share the love with everyone you adore without hating on the environment.
Categories: Environment

Worldwide electric car production predicted to soar by 67% in 2014!

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 8:18pm
This would make the worldwide EV installed base grow to 1.1 million by the end of the year.
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Should all parks be public? A look at the MoMA Sculpture Garden in New York

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 7:50pm
Not only are people losing the Folk Art Museum, are they going to ruin the classic garden as well?
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Awesome interactive USGS map shows the 47,000 onshore wind turbines in the U.S.

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 6:45pm
Using high-resolution aerial imagery and data from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You can zoom in and check out how many turbines are in your area.
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This robotic lawnmower fuels itself with the grass it cuts, then harvests excess biomass for later use

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 6:23pm
Could this be the lawnmower we've all been waiting for?
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This ten point plan for fixing British cycling could apply in North America too

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 6:12pm
It's just good sense to to this everywhere.
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Photo: Spotted scarab beetle explores the elderflowers

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 3:22pm
This large scarab beetle is known as a punctate flower chafer.
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What the heck is a sneckdown?

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 2:43pm
It's a portmanteau of snowy neckdown. Now, what the heck is a neckdown? And what's behind this fascination with urbanism?
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Why it's important to stick with fair-trade chocolate this Valentine's Day

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 1:00pm
You don't want to ruin the romance with a gift contaminated by child labour and slavery.
Categories: Environment

Green power company offers "free miles" to electric car owners

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 12:14pm
UK-based Ecotricity is offering 1000 free miles annually to electric car owners. Could this be a growth area for utilities?
Categories: Environment

Sensor system illuminates wind turbines when planes are near

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 12:00pm
One of the big NIMBY complaints about wind turbines is the constant blinking lights that make them visible to aircraft. A new sensor system would eliminate the nuisance, lighting the turbines only when planes are approaching.
Categories: Environment

500,000 car purchases avoided in US thanks to carsharing

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/12 - 12:03am
Think carsharing doesn't get people to move beyond cars? Think again.
Categories: Environment

Ohio car dealers are fighting tooth and nail to keep Tesla out of the state

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 9:48pm
It's déjà vu all over again, again! Auto dealers have been fighting Tesla Motors on multiple fronts for a while now, trying to either force them to do business with the traditional sales model, or be prohibited from selling in certain states.
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Iceland's pristine habitats threatened by hydropower plans

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 9:37pm
A travel writer captures the beauty of Iceland's wilderness, but will these natural wonders exists for much longer?
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The 20th anniversary of the environmental justice executive order

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 7:41pm
On February 11, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed an executive order designed to bring about environmental justice.
Categories: Environment

Learn to build a tiny house from salvaged building materials

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 6:24pm
Building and living in a tiny house can be a big step toward living more sustainably, but using repurposed salvaged building materials to build one might be the Holy Grail of green living.
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