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Church of England to fight "great demon" climate change, mulls divestment from fossil fuels

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/02/13 - 4:14pm
Inspired by massive flooding in the UK, the Church of England is renewing its commitment to fighting climate change. And that's sending a signal to the markets.
Categories: Environment

The New American Dream Home

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/02/13 - 3:37pm
A New York family re-envisions what the American ideal could look like in the 21st Century
Categories: Environment

Another reason to not live in all-glass tall buildings: The landlord always wins

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/02/13 - 2:11pm
The landlord and the tenants at the Burj Khalifa are having a fight, but the landlord controls the air conditioning and the elevators.
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5 foods you shouldn't eat if you care about the environment

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/02/13 - 1:00pm
You've heard them all before, but it doesn't hurt to be reminded of why these foods are destructive to our planet.
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How a talented architect makes an RV look like a charming cabin in the woods

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/02/13 - 12:43pm
Tiny homes are, well, tiny. Here's a type designed by Kelly Davis that tops out at a comfy 400 square feet.
Categories: Environment

Why the Dutch don't wear helmets

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/02/13 - 12:00pm
One of the most contentious topics in the bicycling world is helmets, and not which color is prettiest. Some Dutch readers recently chimed in on a TreeHugger post to tell us why they don't wear helmets.
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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.
Categories: Environment

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.
Categories: Environment

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?
Categories: Environment

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.
Categories: Environment

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.
Categories: Environment

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?
Categories: Environment

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
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