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Set for "Girls" TV show has some great ideas for small space living

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 7:04pm
Set Designer Laura Ballinger nails the New York loft.
Categories: Environment

All-glass buildings could be deadly in a blackout

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 5:28pm
New study from Urban Green Council looks at how they perform when the lights go out.
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Does the Passive House standard make sense in cold climates?

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 5:14pm
in an interview, Martin Holladay of Green Building Advisor makes the case that it doesn't.
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Holy cow! That burger just cost 660 gallons of water to make.

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 1:00pm
The measure of a person's "water footprint" includes the kinds of food we eat.
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Photo: Sparrow on a barbed wire fence

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 1:00pm
See-ming Lee took this photograph at the Ma On Shan Promenade in Hong Kong.
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Chewing gum-like material makes lithium ion batteries safer

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 12:00pm
Researchers have developed a gummy battery electrolyte that doesn't pose a fire hazard.
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Handmade electric car from 75-year-old Ukrainian inventor (videos)

Wed, 2014/02/05 - 12:23am
I got to meet and drive in a handmade electric car built by an 75-year-old Ukrainian inventor. I think the car is worth a peek and my videos about it and driving in it is worth a watch.
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Boris bans trucks without sideguards and cyclist safety equipment in London

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 10:39pm
We know that big trucks are death traps for bicyclists - and we also know how to fix this.
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January sales are in for GM's Volt and Nissan's LEAF

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 8:46pm
Electric car sales are a kind of barometer for how the green transportation sector is doing. So how did it do in January 2014?
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Undercover crew busts illegal shark slaughterhouse in China [video]

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 8:13pm
A conservation organization and the filmmakers behind "The Cove" catch the owner of a shark processing plant admitting to illegal actives on tape.
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Hybrid solar oven can cook on cloudy days or at night

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 6:04pm
The biggest drawback of solar ovens is a simple one - they don't work very well when it's cloudy, and they don't work at all after dark. This hybrid oven may have the answer.
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Are white roofs really three times more efficient than green roofs?

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 6:01pm
They are certainly more reflective, but that's not the only thing that matters.
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2013 marked the thirty-seventh consecutive year of above-average temperature

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 4:24pm
Last year was the thirty-seventh consecutive year of above-normal global temperature.
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Gorgeous green eco-house is built of straw and wood and topped with a green roof

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 3:59pm
Your carbon footprint includes embodied energy, so the choice of materials matters. The Limpley Stokes Eco House makes the right choices.
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Flow battery breakthrough can store renewable energy cheaply

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 1:15pm
Storing solar energy for when the sun doesn't shine or wind power for a calm day costs too much. But that could all be changing.
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Don’t stop knitting! It keeps you healthy.

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 1:00pm
Who knew that knitting could have such a positive impact on our physical and mental health?
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Photo: Raccoon kit explores boot

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 1:00pm
This curious little raccoon has gone into a boot head-first.
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Growing an oasis in the desert and bananas in Massachusetts

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 12:03pm
"If we can do it here, we can do it anywhere," says Geoff Lawton. So let's get started.
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Broken Ghost: Recycled shabby chic cowgirl flair for all sizes

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 12:00pm
Wanting to see textiles not go to waste, this fashion designer creates darling, quality pieces of clothing out of unwanted fabrics.
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Recycled flipflops turned into playful animal toys

Tue, 2014/02/04 - 10:00am
Thousands of abandoned flipflops turn up on African shores--Ocean Sole recycles them into something good.
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