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Are white roofs really three times more efficient than green roofs?

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 6:01pm
They are certainly more reflective, but that's not the only thing that matters.
Categories: Environment

2013 marked the thirty-seventh consecutive year of above-average temperature

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 4:24pm
Last year was the thirty-seventh consecutive year of above-normal global temperature.
Categories: Environment

Gorgeous green eco-house is built of straw and wood and topped with a green roof

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 3:59pm
Your carbon footprint includes embodied energy, so the choice of materials matters. The Limpley Stokes Eco House makes the right choices.
Categories: Environment

Grey County Social Housing Adopts Smoke-Free Policy - The Meaford Independent

Google: Ontario housing coop - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 2:45pm

Grey County Social Housing Adopts Smoke-Free Policy
The Meaford Independent
Currently, one in three Ontarians live in an apartment, condo or co-op where they can be exposed to unwanted smoke through shared walls, hallways or ventilation systems. “We are thrilled that Grey County Housing is taking on this initiative to protect ...

Categories: Cooperatives

Flow battery breakthrough can store renewable energy cheaply

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 1:15pm
Storing solar energy for when the sun doesn't shine or wind power for a calm day costs too much. But that could all be changing.
Categories: Environment

Don’t stop knitting! It keeps you healthy.

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 1:00pm
Who knew that knitting could have such a positive impact on our physical and mental health?
Categories: Environment

Photo: Raccoon kit explores boot

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 1:00pm
This curious little raccoon has gone into a boot head-first.
Categories: Environment

Growing an oasis in the desert and bananas in Massachusetts

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 12:03pm
"If we can do it here, we can do it anywhere," says Geoff Lawton. So let's get started.
Categories: Environment

Broken Ghost: Recycled shabby chic cowgirl flair for all sizes

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 12:00pm
Wanting to see textiles not go to waste, this fashion designer creates darling, quality pieces of clothing out of unwanted fabrics.
Categories: Environment

Recycled flipflops turned into playful animal toys

TreeHugger - Tue, 2014/02/04 - 10:00am
Thousands of abandoned flipflops turn up on African shores--Ocean Sole recycles them into something good.
Categories: Environment

Dutch kids have a different relationship to the bicycle

TreeHugger - 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!

TreeHugger - 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

Through the cracks - United Church Observer

Google: Ontario housing coop - Mon, 2014/02/03 - 8:14pm

United Church Observer

Through the cracks
United Church Observer
In Ontario alone, more than 12,000 people with developmental disabilities languish in a queue for group housing — some for as many as 15 years. And another 3,700 families await direct funding for in-home care, according to government statistics. That ...

Categories: Cooperatives

Bird smugglers caught with invasive species used for finch fighting

TreeHugger - 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

TreeHugger - 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

TreeHugger - 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

TreeHugger - 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

Richmond Hill homicides rattle town - Post City

Google: Ontario housing coop - Mon, 2014/02/03 - 5:12pm

Richmond Hill homicides rattle town
Post City
The shooting death of two teens at a housing complex in Richmond Hill has prompted some to rethink the safety of the town. York Regional Police (YRP) officers responded to a call at Centre Green Co-Operative Housing at 172 Centre St. E. and came upon ...

Categories: Cooperatives

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

TreeHugger - 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

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