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California got 50 percent of its electricity from solar power one day in March

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14 mentions6 days ago
Every so often we hear of countries around the world (ahem, Scotland) that are hitting major renewable energy milestones. Whether it be from solar power or wind power or a ...

The Living Building Challenge confronts us with a profound question

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5 mentions4 weeks ago
We spend most our days inside hulking concrete and steel boxes that are fixed to the Earth. They don't exactly look like environmental warriors, but can buildings actually help heal ...

Meet Herbert, the vertical hydroponic wall garden

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3 mentions2 months ago
The latest edition of YAIGU (yet another indoor grow unit) brings you Herbert, an LED-powered indoor "farm" that grows greens & veggies on your wall. There's nothing like fresh homegrown ...

Tunisia bans disposable plastic shopping bags

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24 mentions3 weeks ago
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, shoppers will no longer be able to get single-use bags at supermarkets. If you happen to be shopping for groceries in Tunisia, you ...

Online database maps ocean pollution and its effect on animals

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12 mentions2 weeks ago
A group of German scientists has compiled findings from 1,267 studies in an effort to make information accessible to the public. There is no away. Garbage trucks do not make ...

Take a tour of Stockholm's most magnificent metro stations

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5 mentions3 weeks ago
Not to be outdone by the recent opening of four mosaic-stuffed New York City subway stations, the Swedish arm of travel booking website Expedia is shining a spotlight on the ...

How a 1/2 acre urban garden became a hub for many more

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3 mentions2 months ago
From a 23 year old food forest to a 215 square foot cabin, Happen Films have produced some wonderful examples of people living closer to the land. As is always ...

9 ideas for an eco-minded Easter

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3 mentions1 week ago
This spring holiday is usually marked by meats and sweets, but there are some ways to make it easier on the environment. Happy Easter! Spring is in the air, the ...

Here's one small thing you can do about plastic pollution

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11 mentions1 month ago
A campaign by the Marine Conservation Society wants you to report any #wildbottlesightings on social media. A strange new creature has overtaken the shorelines and waterways of Great Britain. It’s ...

Swedish shopping center sells only refurbished second-hand items

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6 mentions2 weeks ago
This brilliant update on the thrift store model includes DIY repair classes, organic food, and a drop-off zone for unwanted items. Sweden has created the thrift store of your wildest ...

Stop plastic microfiber pollution with this ingenious laundry bag

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6 mentions3 weeks ago
Guppy Friend traps plastic fibers from synthetic clothes that would otherwise get released into the environment. When Alexander Nolte and Oliver Spies first learned about the plastic pollution generated by ...

12 ideas for observing an eco-minded Lent

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1 mentions2 months ago
Use this 40-day period as a time to experiment and establish sustainable lifestyle habits. Lent is the six-week lead-up to Christianity’s biggest celebration, Easter, and it starts today. It was ...