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Dutch kids have a different relationship to the bicycle

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 11:39pm
Dutch kids are socialized to bicycling in a very different way than North American kids. Here are a few interesting things I noticed while living in the Netherlands
Categories: Environment

India wants to build a solar project so large (4,000 megawatts), it would dwarf all others!

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 8:30pm
India currently depends on coal for more than half of its electricity production, but it also gets a lot of sun, giving it the potential to become a solar power titan in the future.
Categories: Environment

Bird smugglers caught with invasive species used for finch fighting

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 8:14pm
Dozens of birds die in transportation, while the survivors face and equally tragic destination.
Categories: Environment

Oh no! Argentina's Magellanic penguin chicks are being killed by global warming

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 6:59pm
Small changes in weather can have big consequences for many animals, including the beautiful Magellanic penguin found at the tip of South-America.
Categories: Environment

Harvest Home in Colorado is what we mean when we call a home sustainable and green

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 6:19pm
It's small, it's a row house, it's affordable and it could be replicated by anyone.
Categories: Environment

76 hours after leaving Los Angeles, two record-breaking electric Teslas reach New York City

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 5:49pm
After 76 hours driving through blizzards, a blinding sand storm, freezing temperatures, and driving rain, the two Model S EVs reached New York's City Hall at 7:30 AM on Sunday February 2nd
Categories: Environment

Crystal ball solar charger concentrates the sun's rays on 1cm square solar cell

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 5:03pm
Instead of using more solar cells, or larger ones, this solar cellphone charger works by concentrating sunlight with a 'crystal ball' onto a tiny solar cell.
Categories: Environment

Photo: A patchwork of green and blue on the Okanogan delta

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 4:18pm
There's a wonderful sense of depth in this photograph of wetlands in Washington state.
Categories: Environment

Sweetheart sugar cookies [vegan]

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 2:00pm
These cookies make a great edible Valentine.
Categories: Environment

In defence of Rob Ford: A guide to the perplexed about jaywalking

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 1:51pm
Toronto's mayor gets nabbed for jaywalking and can't understand why. Neither can I.
Categories: Environment

In defense of organic agriculture

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 1:00pm
It's not just about the pesticides. It's about supporting a philosophy that cares for the Earth.
Categories: Environment

Artist renders complex architectural portraits of nature by hand

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 12:00pm
It's easy nowadays to do everything by computer, but one artist is sticking to ye old pencil, ruler and compass to construct these stunning works depicting nature's brilliance.
Categories: Environment

DIY: Turn an old gas heater into hot succulent planter

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 12:00pm
Got a dead wall heater? This crafter shows how she turned hers into a fiesty planter for her succulents.
Categories: Environment

Mollusk shells inspire glass that bends but doesn't break

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 12:00pm
The strength of mollusk shells has led to the development of a new glass that is tougher and less brittle, meaning less fragile iPhone screens could be on their way.
Categories: Environment

They are calling this year's New American Home "the greenest in history."

Mon, 2014/02/03 - 11:50am
Our take: It's not.
Categories: Environment

Mr. Finch transforms unloved vintage textiles into storybook flora and fauna

Sat, 2014/02/01 - 6:31pm
Drawing inspiration from nature and British folklore, this male textile artist takes unwanted fabrics to create whimsical pieces of art.
Categories: Environment

Photo: Serious portrait of a red-tailed hawk

Sat, 2014/02/01 - 1:00pm
A red-tailed hawk photographed in San Simeon, California.
Categories: Environment

20 more things I loved about Groningen (+ TONS of bike photos)

Sat, 2014/02/01 - 12:54am
Here are 20 more things I loved about living and bicycling in Groningen, the Netherlands. Tons of pictures!
Categories: Environment

Compact pedal-powered generator lets you charge your gadgets (and burn calories) at your desk

Fri, 2014/01/31 - 9:09pm
Stick this little pedal-powered marvel under your desk, and charge your mobile devices by pedaling away while working.
Categories: Environment

ALL the rivers in the United States on a single beautiful interactive map!

Fri, 2014/01/31 - 7:15pm
A recent report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded that 55 percent of U.S. rivers and streams are in poor condition. When we see a number like that we might not realize how many rivers there are in the US...
Categories: Environment