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Keeping mason bees in your fridge (and other ideas for helping wild pollinators)

TreeHugger - Fri, 2014/01/31 - 11:26am
Honeybees aren't the only pollinators who need our help. Let's not forget the wild ones too.
Categories: Environment

5 things I loved about living in Groningen

TreeHugger - Fri, 2014/01/31 - 1:07am
I lived in Groningen for 5 months, while doing my master's thesis on the relationship between bicycle infrastructure and bicycle transportation. Here are the 5 things I loved most about life in Groningen.
Categories: Environment

Wayback Machine: Still waiting for that Personal Rapid Transit

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 8:52pm
The self-driving car pretty much closes the books on this one, thankfully.
Categories: Environment

A flat-pack boombox for your smartphone, made from recycled cardboard

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 8:47pm
These build-it-yourself cardboard boomboxes offer a chance to mesh the audio style of the '80s with the smartphones of the 21st century.
Categories: Environment

Tesla team attempts Guinness World Record by driving from Los Angeles to New York City

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 8:35pm
While it's been possible to drive across the U.S. in an electric car for a long time, until recently it was impossible to do if you wanted to only charge at Supercharger stations.
Categories: Environment

Gifteng is the Pinterest of the gift economy

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 7:54pm
A new gift-giving platform hopes to harness the power of social media.
Categories: Environment

New hearing aids are like Google Glass for the ears

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 7:50pm
The new Resound hearing aids connect directly to your smart phone so that you are almost hard-wired to it
Categories: Environment

Tiny edible batteries could power future biomedical gadgets

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 5:20pm
A low-cost non-toxic sodium ion battery could be swallowed like a pill and used to power medical sensors or other biodegradable medical gadgets.
Categories: Environment

Photo: A row of fluffy cattails

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 4:43pm
Four fluffy cattails, all in a row.
Categories: Environment

Baby polar bear meets snow for the first time [video]

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 3:20pm
Polar bears adapted to live in snow, but this cub hasn't seen the white stuff before.
Categories: Environment

Tiny Home Dome in Oregon costs $200 to build

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 3:01pm
Jeffery the Natural Builder builds a geodesic gem in the woods.
Categories: Environment

Shortage of housing units everywhere - Brockville Recorder and Times

Google: Ontario housing coop - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 2:40pm

Shortage of housing units everywhere
Brockville Recorder and Times
Jim McDonell, Ontario's PC critic of municipal affairs and housing, said the concerns he heard during a stop in Brockville Wednesday are similar to those raised at a meeting in Toronto Tuesday. “Everywhere we go, there is a shortage of ... McDonell ...

Categories: Cooperatives

Modern prefab gets closer to the right mix of quality and price with the Solo 40

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 2:24pm
Seen at the Interior Design Show in Toronto, the latest from Altius shows the evolution of an idea.
Categories: Environment

Your iPhone prevents you from getting a good night's sleep

TreeHugger - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 1:00pm
Human bodies need darkness to release melatonin, the sleep hormone, and LED screens do the opposite by keeping us awake.
Categories: Environment

Is solar power mainstream now?

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/01/29 - 11:41pm
Leading cleantech market research firm GTM Research takes a look at whether or not solar energy has hit the mainstream. Watch the video to find out, then read my commentary to see where I disagree.
Categories: Environment

Why is it so cold if the Earth is warming? (video)

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/01/29 - 9:26pm
Dr. Jeff Masters from Weather Underground drops some science on those who think they can conclude that the planet isn't warming because "it's so cold this winter!"
Categories: Environment

Breathtaking! The winner of The Nature Conservancy's 8th annual photo contest

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/01/29 - 9:06pm
Don't miss the runners-up either.
Categories: Environment

Beautiful headphones made with reclaimed wood help to fund hearing restoration

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/01/29 - 8:58pm
Not only are these headphones eye-catching, they're also helping to make the world a better place with their social good mission.
Categories: Environment

The dishonesty of cheap food

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/01/29 - 8:03pm
Worker wages are the new big battle in the food movement.
Categories: Environment

Bicycling is a form of preventative health care

TreeHugger - Wed, 2014/01/29 - 7:22pm
Statistically riding your bike is a lot safer and better for your health than not riding it.
Categories: Environment
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