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Experimental flatpack pavilion pops up into dome made of metal pillows

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/02/06 - 12:00pm
Combining computer-aided parametric design and the design principles of tensegrity (tensional integrity), this experimental pavilion tests the boundaries of building a stronger structure with less material.
Categories: Environment

Does biochar live up to the hype?

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/02/06 - 11:42am
From sequestering carbon to boosting food production, there have been a lot of big claims made for biochar. So what's the deal?
Categories: Environment

New battery management technology could boost Li-ion capacity by 40%, quadruple recharging cycles

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 10:15pm
Instead of building a new battery, this company built a better battery management system that could boost the capacity and prolong the life of lithium-ion batteries.
Categories: Environment

$600 pop-up protected bike lane gets Minneapolis residents excited, & me too! (video)

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 9:44pm
Minneapolis is testing out a protected bike lane system using pop-up protected bike lanes. The residents seem to love it. Check out the excellent video created about this initiative.
Categories: Environment

Why Boris Johnson's cycling safety measures are so important

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 9:32pm
Every truck over 3.5 tons better have mirrors and sideguards or it is going to cost them money.
Categories: Environment

All of 2013's global weather squeezed into a short video, with commentary by a Geophysicist

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 9:31pm
We don't really have a good understanding of global weather because we personally only witness a small part of it at any moment.
Categories: Environment

Elon Musk reveals new details about Tesla's future at Amsterdam town hall meeting (video)

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 8:56pm
Elon Musk was recently in Europe, where the company is expanding rapidly.
Categories: Environment

3 things you need to know about the farm bill

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 8:04pm
The U.S. Congress finally passed the bill that will set agricultural policy for the next 5 years. Here are the big take-aways.
Categories: Environment

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

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

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Shares of Intact Financial (TSX:IFC) were lower after it said the December ice storm in Ontario and Quebec drove down quarterly net operating income to $143 million or $1.05 a share, missing estimates of $1.49 a share. Intact also announced its ...

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Categories: Cooperatives

All-glass buildings could be deadly in a blackout

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 5:28pm
New study from Urban Green Council looks at how they perform when the lights go out.
Categories: Environment

Does the Passive House standard make sense in cold climates?

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 5:14pm
in an interview, Martin Holladay of Green Building Advisor makes the case that it doesn't.
Categories: Environment

Holy cow! That burger just cost 660 gallons of water to make.

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 1:00pm
The measure of a person's "water footprint" includes the kinds of food we eat.
Categories: Environment

Photo: Sparrow on a barbed wire fence

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 1:00pm
See-ming Lee took this photograph at the Ma On Shan Promenade in Hong Kong.
Categories: Environment

Chewing gum-like material makes lithium ion batteries safer

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/02/05 - 12:00pm
Researchers have developed a gummy battery electrolyte that doesn't pose a fire hazard.
Categories: Environment

Handmade electric car from 75-year-old Ukrainian inventor (videos)

TreeHugger - 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.
Categories: Environment

Boris bans trucks without sideguards and cyclist safety equipment in London

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 10:39pm
We know that big trucks are death traps for bicyclists - and we also know how to fix this.
Categories: Environment

January sales are in for GM's Volt and Nissan's LEAF

TreeHugger - 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?
Categories: Environment

Undercover crew busts illegal shark slaughterhouse in China [video]

TreeHugger - 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.
Categories: Environment

Hybrid solar oven can cook on cloudy days or at night

TreeHugger - 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.
Categories: Environment
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