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Zero-waste blogger launches 3-ingredient laundry detergent

Lauren Singer, the creator of the Trash is for Tossers blog, plans to sell a homemade detergent with just 3 ingredients.

Skate for Cleaner Waves: Patagonia Invests in Recycled Skateboard Startup

What if you could not only clean the ocean, but turn the pollution you collect into something people want? That's the basic idea behind Bureo Skateboards. With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your...Show More Summary

3 Traps to Avoid When Speaking About the Environment

My 15-year-old son is a smart, responsible kid with a very strong sense of right and wrong. But he groans when I remind him to toss his empty can in the recycling, and he rolls his eyes when he hears people talk about climate change. Given...Show More Summary

National Bison Day Provides a Chance to Connect with an American Icon

If you put your ear to the ground and listen very carefully, you might hear a faint rumbling sound. That stampede you hear is the approach of National Bison Day, which we celebrate this year on November 1. For the third year in a row,...Show More Summary

After the Flood: Reflections on Climate and Corporate Control

The most important event this past week in New York was not the 400k People's Climate March, nor the UN Summit, nor any of the Climate Group-backed events around the city. Not even Leonardo DeCaprio, Sting or Al Gore. The most important event was Flood Wall Street. Show More Summary

NRDC's Initial Take on EPA's New Ideas that Could Strengthen or Weaken the Clean Power Plan's Carbon Pollution Limits

This summer and fall the EPA has continued its marathon stakeholder outreach and listening process on its Clean Power Plan to clean up dangerous carbon pollution. The supplemental notice and new ideas that EPA issued for public comment on October 28th reflect EPA's interest in hearing from all parties and getting the rule right. Show More Summary

China-Based Risen Solar Investing $600 Million Into 300 MW Mexican Solar Project

The China-based solar energy company Risen Solar recently announced that it would be investing about $600 million into a soon-to-be-constructed 300 MW solar power plant being developed in Mexico, in a statement to its shareholders. In...Show More Summary

INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s Important to Insulate Your Home Properly

Did you know that insulating your house properly can save you money in both winter and summertime? In winter, insulation keeps warm air from escaping your home and stops drafts from chilling you to the core, while in summer, it regulates your home's temperature

U.S. Shrimp May Not Be What Consumers Bargained For

Marine conservation group Oceana has uncovered a nationwide shrimp scandal that has seafood lovers feeling queasy. Using DNA testing, the group examined 143 shrimp dishes from stores and restaurants across America, finding that a whopping 30 percent were misrepresented.

Shazam for birds? Shazam for birds

A new app called Warblr is able to identify a bird's species by comparing sounds that users record in the field to a data set of previously recorded birdsong.

Neil Young: Who's Gonna Stand Up? (And Save the Earth)

Sugar Mountain is no more. Neil Young's iconic metaphor for an age of innocence and a time long past, has succumbed to the inhuman greed of the one-percent; it's been topped and mined and drilled and fracked. It's been clear cut, stripped,...Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic’s space plane hit by ‘in-flight anomaly’

The space company confirmed the incident in a tweet, but has yet to release further details.

Nick Gentry Transforms Old Film and Disks into Captivating Portraits

With the age of technology advancing faster than we can possibly keep up with, we are left with obsolete media. Film cameras have been replaced with digital capture and USB drives render floppy disks useless. As an artist, Gentry finds beauty in these forgotten

Exposing the GMO Rabbit Hole: Why Labeling Genetically-Engineered Food Is a Must

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom A battle is raging in the fresh section of your grocery store. Look around. Heavy artillery is hiding behind the apples. Troops are advancing on the corn and papaya. Show More Summary

3p Weekend Photo Gallery: Tour the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

TriplePundit recently visited the Autostadt, Volkswwagen's theme park and educational center in Wolfsburg, Germany. Click through for the virtual tour to catch a glimpse for yourself.

In the name of accuracy, Google retools its Flu Trends model

Google has responded to criticisms over its Flu Trends tool and has reworked its predictive model to also account for data from the Centers for for Disease Control and Prevention. It's…

Spidey's Tighty Whities

In a real life struggle between Spiderman and Superman, just who would win? In this episode of Nature in a New York Minute, I take a look at this important question and give families a safe and simple way to explore the superhero powers of spider silk for themselves. See more episodes at

WATCH: Matt Nathanson Gives Others the Gift of Hearing

Singer Matt Nathanson gives others the gift of hearing through his new music video for his song "Headphones." Read More The post WATCH: Matt Nathanson Gives Others the Gift of Hearing appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Taxidermy and Contemporary Art Collide in Nevada Museum of Art’s Late Harvest Exhibition

Among the most striking sculptures in Late Harvest is Kate Clark's "Licking the Plate," a hybrid creature with an animal body and a feminine human face. The piece forces viewers to decide whether they identify more with the creature's animal or human qualities,

How to Make Your Own Organic Caramel Apple Treats for Halloween

We're still enjoying the best of apple season, and there's no better way to enjoy their crisp deliciousness than by taking a big bite out of a caramel apple. They make autumn feel just a little more festive, but you don't have to go to a carnival or a state

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