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MOKE is a powerful electric fat tire utility bike that seats two
It's like the crossover of e-bikes, with room for two and a capacity of almost 400 pounds.
18 great uses for the glorious box grater
From making homemade pasta and bread crumbs to cauliflower rice and so much more, the humble box grater is a genius, multi-talented workhorse.
Where our kitchens came from and where they are going
How do you design a green, sustainable and healthy kitchen?
Net-zero solar powered tiny house could help ease city's affordable housing crisis (Video)
Built by students, this award-winning entry is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes.
How Irish cattle farmers preserve a strange, ancient landscape
It's the only place in Northern Europe where winter grazing is the norm. And the results are extraordinary.
One Big Home takes a nuanced look at America's McMansion problem (Review)
Filmed over the period of 12 years, this documentary on oversized 'trophy homes' and their effect on one community presents the issue from many angles.
This system can purify 2000 liters of water per day with solar thermal energy
The Tenkiv Nexus modular renewable energy system can also use the sun's heat to power anything "for 1/13th the cost of existing solar panels and 1/5th the cost of fossil fuels."
Happy CSA Day!
The last Friday in February is a celebration of the direct-to-customer business model that allows small farmers to continue growing wonderful fresh food.
Germany's environment minister says no more meat at official functions
Barbara Hendricks has taken a controversial meat-free stance in order to set a good example for climate protection.
Changing the narrative of “disposable” plastics
We need to see plastic for what it is: nearly-indestructible, highly polluted and far from disposable.
Could an ancient education model save our kids from robots and redundancy?
A return to the distant past and a re-adoption of the Trivium might be the answer to our society's academic woes.
Apple's new product launch: Introducing Apple Park
I have complained about this building forever, but will admit that Norman Foster has designed a masterpiece.
How a 1/2 acre urban garden became a hub for many more
It's not even about food growing anymore, say Kane and Fiona Hogan. It's about cultivating community.
Double your fruit and vegetable intake for much-improved health
New research from the UK shows that doubling the daily recommended amount of produce from 5 to 10 servings a day has significant health benefits.
France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases
In a bid to get more people on their bikes, and to boost alternative transport methods, France is offering its citizens a financial incentive for purchasing an e-bike.
10 plastic items you can give up right now
So much of the plastic we use is completely unnecessary; give up these items and you won't even miss them.
14 gorgeous mushrooms that show fungi's glamorous side
Mushrooms are all too often relegated to the realm of dark and funky fungi, when in fact many are worthy of super-swooning.
Infographic explains why coffee and tea are so good for us
These popular hot beverages inhabit places of honor in our homes, apparently for very good reasons.
Why should self-driving cars look like cars?
They are going to be bedrooms, living rooms, bars, or even a gym. Anything but a car.
Cab office turned into 139 sq. ft. micro-apartment with convertible furniture (Video)
Influenced by boat design, this is a renovation of what might be London's smallest house.
Steel drum contains a complete solar charging station for off-grid & remote power
The Solar Charging Can has a self-contained solar power hub inside it that can be set up in about half an hour for events, off-grid situations, or emergency power.
How to avoid being another annoying tourist
Ethical, sustainable travel requires some serious consideration. Ask yourself some tough questions.
Photo: The wild mustangs of California
Our incredible, spirited photo of the day comes from Adobe Valley, California.
Norman Oder on The World's Tallest Modular Building and the Phantom 20 Percent Savings
The Brooklyn Journalist covered this project like a blanket, and looks at some of the detailed claims.
What happens when a school district reduces meat and dairy consumption?
The Oakland Unified School District has concluded a two-year experiment and discovered savings, both environmental and financial.
Pressure mounts on UK supermarkets to create plastic-free aisles
If shoppers can choose gluten-free, fat-free, sugar-free, kosher, and halal food items, why not plastic-free, too?
The President of Iceland is right: Ban pineapple pizza.
This is a silly post, about a silly bit of news, but is a reminder that we really should think about what we eat.
NASA's new efficient super computing facility will save 1.3 million gallons of water a year
The computing facility will help researchers with NASA missions while reducing its environmental impact.
5 benefits of a night shower, including improved sleep
Trade the morning shower for one before bed for better sleep and more.
The sound of a starling murmuration is as mesmerizing as the sight of it
This wildly beautiful short film reveals the sound of thousands of starlings as they approach from afar and swarm overhead.
This enormous huntsman spider is Australia's largest (video)
Watch this quick and nimble huntsman spider ... that is over 6 inches and said to be the biggest one yet discovered.
It's a bike lane, not a construction loading area
In Toronto, they are considering regulations on blocking bike lanes for construction. It is about time.
Fully-enclosed IRIS eTrike is an electric assist velomobile with a 50-mile range
What looks like a cross between a bike helmet and a high-heeled shoe could help usher in another wave of personal electric assisted vehicles.
This awesome rotating 'ice carousel' is cut out of frozen lake with chainsaws (Video)
Spinning around on a circular piece of frozen lake ice, friends and family enjoy this chainsaw-carved carousel as a new kind of winter fun.
A new model of climate change for the anthropocene epoch
A group of scientists argues our current climate change models get it wrong. Tracking "Carbon" only tells half the story.
Drones can help count birds by their song
Ornithologists can now monitor bird populations in remote areas where it's hard for humans to travel.
Are supermarkets facing the beginning of the end?
In the face of climate change, water shortages, and political instability, the current supermarket model is extremely vulnerable.
Emma Watson promotes ethical, sustainable fashion in new Instagram account
While advertising her new film "Beauty & the Beast", Watson wants people to think about how and where clothes are made.
Couple's minimalist cargo van conversion is an incognito home on wheels
A roaming freelance photographer and writer go on the road in this self-built live-work space on wheels.
Stefano Boeri is so beyond tree covered buildings, he's now designing Forest Cities
Why stop with just one or two towers?
More on that plastic film that might replace your air conditioner
Expert Allison Bailes weighs in and explains how it works.
Before air conditioning, people kept cool with vernacular architecture
And now it is all disappearing.
Olive oil shortage looms as prices and demand rise
Extreme heat, bacterial outbreaks, and severe flooding have slashed crop yields throughout the Mediterranean, resulting in skyrocketing costs.
Photo: Sun greets the cherry blossoms in Guangxi, China
Our photo of the day reminds us that spring can't come a moment too soon.
Yes, buses and trucks can be zero emission too
From London's electric buses to large trucks running on overhead wires, the latest episode of Fully Charged goes large.
Tigers, leopards and wild dogs found living in surprising harmony in Indian reserves
A new study finds 3 carnivores that usually avoid each other at all costs have found smart ways to peacefully co-exist. #goals
It's time to dump diesel
The New York Times writes about how polluted the air is in London, and blames it on diesel and bicycles.
Message from the presidents: Emissaries for the environment
President's Day can be a good time to reflect on the issues that are important to us and re-commit to taking action.
Stark Drive launches $400 full-size folding electric bike
For those who have been holding off on purchasing an e-bike until the prices come down, Stark Drive might just have broken the cost barrier.
Outdoor Retailers' Show dumps Utah over public lands disputes
Governor calls their decision offensive and political.
Photo: Great gray owl goes hunting
Our majestic photo of the day comes from Quebec, Canada.
Imminent oil industry disruption? Norway may soon help us test the hypothesis
Electric car sales just reached 37% last month. And that's not the half of it.
Familiar layout gets the modern treatment in this bright tiny house (Video)
Featuring the familiar tiny house recessed porch, this well-lit and spacious tiny house has a contemporary flair.
The Manual of the Dwelling: Lessons in living from Le Corbusier
Well, he was young when he wrote this.
Presidents Day Survey: Who Is The Greenest President?
The results are often surprising.
There's a secret hidden continent beneath New Zealand
Scientists have been studying the huge submerged landmass for decades and are now pushing for its recognition as a continent.
Unusual life-forms found in cave's giant crystals have survived for up to 50,000 years
The dormant microbes from the Mexican caves are unlike any known genus scientists have seen so far, say NASA researchers.
Getting down and dirty about the hygiene hypothesis
There are "old friends"- bugs that we need, and there are killer pathogens. So you still have to wash your hands.
Nomadic photographer lives, works & travels solo in her trusty teardrop trailer (Video)
After years of staying put and punching the clock, this photographer finally decided it was time to hit the road, and to pursue her passion for capturing majestic images of nature.
Passive House is not just for houses
A quick look around Vienna shows that they can be any kind of building, from kindergartens to prisons.
In business and tech, the low carbon revolution moves ahead
Yes, there are massive challenges ahead. But there are also plenty of reasons to cheer.
Johnson & Johnson's half-hearted switch from plastic to paper cotton buds isn't good enough
It's only happening in half the world. The rest of us can keep using plastic sticks. (Don't they know about ocean currents?)
Get ready for zero waste shopping with these great reusables
Waste-free shopping requires the right tools to make it successful for shoppers and storeowners alike. Do you have what it takes?
Photo: These pretty flowers are actually poisonous, meat-eating animals
Our enthralling photo of the day comes all the way from Eaglehawk, Tasmania.
Food label sell-by dates get simplified, here's what to know
Currently there are more than 10 different confusing date labels on packages, it's going down to two.
It's like Shazam for birds: Song Sleuth app IDs birds by their song
What's that bird? Find out by letting your smartphone listen to its singing.
Nokia is relaunching its most iconic dumbphone
Are you trying to disconnect more? It might be time to go back to the early 2000s.
Canadian humorist Stuart McLean on the price of water
One of the late radio host's early pieces is still relevant.
Disruption to oil demand may be much closer than you think
Signs of a transition are coming thick and fast these days. Here's just a small sample...
My Morning Routine offers a glimpse into how other people start their days
Every week, the site publishes a new interview, asking the same basic questions meant to inspire readers.
Social housing can be beautiful and sustainable, like the Kings Road Affordable Flats
We missed this one; time for another look.
10 of the largest living creatures in the sea
Meet the incredible animals that have inspired legends of sea monsters throughout the ages.
This is what the sonic boom of an earthquake looks & sounds like (Video)
Using computer code, the seismic data of powerful earthquakes are transformed into sound-rich visualizations that may help advance the study of earthquakes further.
Hawaii wants to ban chemical sunscreens to save its coral reefs
When sunscreen chemicals wash off beach-goers, they bleach coral, stunt its growth, and sometimes kill it outright.
My foray into the mysterious world of sound healing
Sound healing is based on the idea that pure, deconstructed sound can rebalance the body's energy.
What should designs for children look like?
A look back to a 1929 classic publication shows that not much has changed in attitudes
Dinner at Ottolenghi was an unforgettable experience
Having read and used the cookbooks published by this famous London restaurant, I was delighted to be able to eat there in person.
Modern rammed earth home echoes region's natural cave dwellings
A traditional "cave house" is transformed into a contemporary home of rammed earth, using locally sourced materials.
Parenting is hard, but coparenting is tougher.
How coparents interact and communicate with each other is more important than their actual involvement in kids' lives, experts say.
Is this a playground or is it a design statement?
A modernist minimalist play structure is built in the middle of a modernist community.
US energy spending lowest in 60 years
But hey, let's still keep complaining about those "elite" greenies.
Stair of the week is really a big sculpture
But what will the handrail police say?
4 steps to improve your home cooking
Take your homemade meals to the next level with some surprisingly simple concepts.
Photo: Wind and water conspire to create a winter wonderland
Our photo of the day comes from the prettiest town in Canada.
Oslo, Norway, is giving residents $1200 toward purchasing an electric cargo bike
One way to move toward a cleaner, greener city is through offering citizens financial incentives to get out of their cars and onto two wheels.
Image recognition software for sharks tells them apart by their fins
A shark's fin is like its fingerprint, with each animal having its own unique patterns and scars.
The "Stopping EPA Overreach Act" redefines what a pollutant is and stops regulation of greenhouse gases
This is beyond climate denial, it's science denial
Have we finally reached Peak Car?
The latest report from UMTRI shows that fewer people are driving shorter distances
Biodegradable drones will take off on one-way humanitarian missions
These drones can deliver supplies to disaster-hit areas and degrade quickly once they reach their target.
'The Smog of the Sea' is Jack Johnson's new film about plastic pollution
There's no such thing as a giant floating garbage patch. The reality is much, much worse.
Utilities vote to close gigantic Arizona coal plant
Just one more sign that coal is on its way out. For the workers who relied on it, we need a plan for what comes next.
Give the world a Valentine – shop sustainably
Before you choose a particular box of chocolates or a certain greeting card, ask yourself where in the world it came from. Same goes for other gifts, whether your true love happens to love coffee, tea, new clothes, or camping gear.
The best trick for cutting down on sugar
After your Valentine's day sugar binge, try this trick to finally get your sugar habit under control
Collaborative conservation: The story behind the nation's newest wildlife refuge
How a small preserve north of New York City became the first piece of a unique multi-state conservation effort.
Fabulous floating cities promise freedom
A design competition shows ideas that might soon be floating off French Polynesia
Brilliant tiny house features $500 DIY elevator bed built with free plans (Video)
This rustic, modern tiny home features lots of smart space-saving ideas, plus a self-built bed that can lift up and down automatically.
Lush and the Zero Waste beauty routine
Forget plain old soap bars! Lush goes above and beyond with some unusual package-free options at its London store.
Don't rush out to buy a last-minute Valentine's Day gift
It's important to remember that every physical gift comes at a cost that's both financial and environmental.
Photo: Snow geese take to the misty sky
Our ethereal photo of the day comes from foggy California.
Folding waterproof solar charger packs a pocket-sized punch
Portable solar chargers keep getting lighter, smaller, and more rugged, and PocketPower promises to deliver on all three of those features at a low price.
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