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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.
Categories: Environment

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?
Categories: Environment

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.
Categories: Environment

On Designboom: Student residence built out of shipping containers stacked on silos

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 4:07pm
Students are used to be stuck in silos and boxes. Here, it's for real.
Categories: Environment

Modular construction and cross-laminated timber, together at last!

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 3:38pm
Weber Thompson proposes an eleven storey wood prefab
Categories: Environment

Hit or Miss: Is the rechargeable LED bottle light the new romantic centrepiece?

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 2:12pm
Instead of tossing your old wine bottles, you can turn them into modern lamps.
Categories: Environment

Photo: Hoary marmots wrestle

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 1:30pm
Hoary marmots (Marmota caligata) are the largest North American ground squirrel.
Categories: Environment

Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet (book review)

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 1:00pm
If you have not "tasted the revolution" yet, learn why and how from Daniella Martin of Girl Meets Bug fame
Categories: Environment

There are toxic 'little monsters' lurking in your children's new clothes

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 1:00pm
Join the DETOX campaign to pressure the fashion industry to stop exposing our kids to hazardous chemicals and contaminating waterways.
Categories: Environment

Modular all-in-one chicken coop & garden composts too

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 12:00pm
This neat design includes raised gardening beds, a composting bin and a chicken coop that can be arranged in various configurations.
Categories: Environment

Make an adjustable pinhole camera

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 12:00pm
This project lets you convert an old camera into an adjustable pinhole camera with three different pinhole sizes.
Categories: Environment

Existing wind turbines to get <5% boost in output

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 11:43am
GE launches an upgrade program for turbines that are already in the field, boosting power and increasing profitability.
Categories: Environment

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today -

Google: Ontario housing coop - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 11:10am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne hosts a Reddit Ask Me Anything session. (11:30 a.m.). Premier Wynne to address more than 6,000 young and future business leaders at the 35th Annual DECA Ontario Provincial Competition (1 p.m., Toronto Sheraton Hotel ...

Categories: Cooperatives

11 electrified cars under $30,000 (videos)

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/11 - 12:03am
11 electric cars now cost less than $30,000 after the federal EV tax credit in the US. Here they are, as well as some important data and notes regarding each one.
Categories: Environment

GMO soybeans are bad for Mexico's beekeepers

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 10:52pm
Beekeepers in the Yucatan face a threat to their livelihoods as Europe rejects their products for GMO contamination.
Categories: Environment

NASA's electric car pilot program is 10x better than expected at reducing CO2 emissions

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 9:25pm
Too much of what we think we know about the benefits of going electric is based on theoretical models. It's time that more real-world tests were done to show what the real benefits are.
Categories: Environment

Dutch and Swedish lotteries make the largest donation ever ($21+ million) to fight rhino poaching

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 8:42pm
Wildlife conservation could use more acts of such generosity!
Categories: Environment
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