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This electric-assist cargo bike is powered with a built-in solar panel

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 8:15pm
This electric bicycle carries 150+ pounds of cargo and features an integrated 60W solar panel and rebuildable battery pack.
Categories: Environment

Materials Monday: Watershed Materials turns rammed earth into a building block

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 6:52pm
Regular cement is responsible for 5% of the world's CO2; this new block uses have as much as regular concrete.
Categories: Environment

Here's why "natural" is not "organic" [video]

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 6:12pm
A fun little video explains why you should look for certified organic foods.
Categories: Environment

Reclaiming our cities from the automobile: start with plowing the bike lanes

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 5:35pm
Chris Hume of the Toronto Star writes about the reasons that cars are losing their allure, and how little cities are doing to accommodate these changes
Categories: Environment

Palau to ban commercial fishing and become a marine sanctuary "roughly the size of France"

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 5:24pm
"We have no choice - the ocean is our way of life," president Remengesau said.
Categories: Environment

BMW showcases 94-MPG BMW i8 plug-in hybrid and i3 EV in Sochi olympics ads (video)

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 3:35pm
The Sochi winter olympics are a big media event, and BMW has decided to spend a truckload of cash to promote its new i8 plug-in hybrid 'halo' car.
Categories: Environment

Photo: Beached bluebottle is pretty and a little sad

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 3:15pm
Also known as a Portuguese man o' war, this creature is not a type of jellyfish but can sting like one.
Categories: Environment

WWII anti-aircraft bunker is turned into energy center

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 1:35pm
Now people can hunker in a toasty warm bunker.
Categories: Environment

Vegetables are not "elitist"

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 1:00pm
But assuming that lower-income citizens are content to eat cheeseburgers definitely is.
Categories: Environment

Check out two of the Winnipeg Warming Hut competition winners

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 12:48pm
What's not to love about this integration of design, fresh air and exercise.
Categories: Environment

Artist's marvelous sculptures use thousands of folded leaves

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 12:00pm
Folding thousands of leaves in layers upon layers, this Japanese artist creates incredible textured works of nature-inspired art.
Categories: Environment

Worms in our furniture: Student-designed "Vermiculture Furniture" for home composting

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 12:00pm
This series of composting furniture designs aims to "integrate worms and people into interdependent domestic bliss."
Categories: Environment

3D-printed hip implant takes teenager from wheelchair to walking on her own

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 12:00pm
3D printing the implant allowed doctors to make it specifically suited to the woman's body and enabled her to walk pain free.
Categories: Environment

Seven new architects' works on show and touch at London's Royal Academy

TreeHugger - Mon, 2014/02/10 - 10:00am
Seven architects have created massive and impressive new structures inside a building from the 1700's.
Categories: Environment

Photo: Rainbow Volcano

TreeHugger - Sun, 2014/02/09 - 1:00pm
This stunning photo was taken in Iceland.
Categories: Environment

Smoke-Free Policy for Social Housing - Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

Google: Ontario housing coop - Sat, 2014/02/08 - 10:56pm

Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

Smoke-Free Policy for Social Housing
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
Currently one in three people in Ontario live in an apartment, condo or co-op where they can be exposed to unwanted smoke through shared walls, hallways or ventilation systems. According to a poll by Ipsos Reid in 2010, four out of five Ontarians ...

Categories: Cooperatives

Knitting togther the top ten posts of the week

TreeHugger - Sat, 2014/02/08 - 3:00pm
Plus bike lanes, volts and rivers
Categories: Environment

Photo: Double duck

TreeHugger - Sat, 2014/02/08 - 1:05pm
Or rather, double teal.
Categories: Environment

Pharrell Williams partners with G-Star Raw to promote awareness about plastic pollution

TreeHugger - Sat, 2014/02/08 - 12:00pm
The "Raw for the Ocean" line feature textiles made with recycled plastic.
Categories: Environment

Photo: Friendly frog finds a seat

TreeHugger - Fri, 2014/02/07 - 8:00pm
"He loves our spigot," writes Kristen Finnegan
Categories: Environment
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