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Patagonia Launches Black Friday Worn Wear Swap with Yerdle

Patagonia continues its Black Friday tradition of defying the consumer spirit by launching another Worn Wear event -- this time in concert with the sharing economy app Yerdle. Patagonia customers can bring in their worn gear and swap it for another Worn Wear item -- or swap it using Yerdle online.

The Square Water Bottle by Clean Bottle has a Brilliant Modular Design

What if a team of Apple designers decided to create the perfect water bottle? It would have to be functional, innovative and, of course, good looking. Enter the Clean Bottle Square, version 2.0. The original Clean Bottle Square won a Red Dot Design award,

Super efficient perovskites are dazzling solar cell researchers

There's a lot of excitement about a class of materials called perovskites that promise to deliver efficient and cheap solar cells. In a pursuit to lower production cost, one team at…

Did Commissioner Ellen Nowak Advise WEC’s CEO?

Did Commissioner Ellen Nowak advise Wisconsin Energy Corp's CEO? Some of her remarks in panel discussions suggest that the Wisconsin regulator might be a captured regulator Did Commissioner Ellen Nowak Advise WEC’s CEO? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

15 Affordable Green Gifts Under $50

Want to get your friends and family great green gifts but don't have a lot to spend? Our 2014 Gifts Under $50 Guide is chock full of interesting, eco-friendly and off-the-beaten path presents everyone will love. From this cool cutter that turns old bottles

Bloomberg Explores The Connected Home

The connected home starts out in most people’s’ minds as a kitschy Jetsons-like, futuristic impossibility. After a little explanation, most can make the leap to the more realistic interconnected possibilities opening up these days, but even so, it still sometimes feel like a weird dream. Show More Summary

UK’s Chief Scientist Compares Fracking to Thalidomide and Asbestos

The U.K. government's chief scientific adviser, Mark Walport, argues in his flagship annual report that there are many examples throughout history where the hasty adoption of new technology has had disastrous impacts on health and the environment - and he

Ambulance drone can help heart attack victims in under 2 minutes

An amazing video shows how ambulance drones could be a game changer in medical emergencies.

11 Buy-Nothing Gifts of Time

Giving someone a great gift they'll really treasure doesn't mean dropping a ton of cash. Sometimes the best gift you can give a friend or loved one is something much less tangible: your time. This year skip the store-bought gifts and give your loved ones a

Uralla NSW Revealed As Choice For First Zero Net Energy Town In Australia

Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath Our hunch was right. The rural NSW town of Uralla has been revealed as the choice for what could well be Australia’s first zero net energy town (ZNET), in a joint announcement Thursday morning from the NSW government and Starfish Enterprises, who developed the concept. Show More Summary

What Would Success At COP 20 In Lima Look Like?

Originally published on World Resources Institute. By Jennifer Morgan and David Waskow The landmark U.S.-China climate deal—coupled with nearly $10 billion in pledges to the Green Climate Fund that aims to help developing countries deal...Show More Summary

Antibacterial Soap Ingredient Triclosan Shown to Cause Liver Cancer in Mice

"Antibacterial" has become a trusted catchword in recent years, synonymous with cleanliness and immaculate hygiene—but studies are showing that these products are doing more harm than good. Triclosan, the key ingredient in antibacterial dish detergents,

Baby and Sloth Are Unlikely Best Friends

Babies and sloths are cute on their own. Once you put them together, you instantly have an overload of cuteness. Enter: 5-month-old Alia and her best friend, Daisy, a sloth. Read More The post Baby and Sloth Are Unlikely Best Friends appeared first on Ecorazzi.

EPA Proposes Stricter Controls on Ozone Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

This week the EPA announced a proposal for a drastic cut in ground-level ozone standards in the U.S. in a bid to prevent air-quality-related health issues and reduce environmental impacts. Currently, the allowable level of ozone is 75 parts per billion (ppb).

14 Inspiring Ethical Gifts Under $20

Green products have a reputation for being expensive, but we have proof that this isn't always the case. Giving your friends and loved ones eco-friendly gifts doesn't have to mean breaking the bank, as evidenced by our Gifts Under $20 Guide. From hanging planters

DIY Holiday Decor Idea: Spiced Citrus Pomanders

If you ask anyone which scents they associate with the holiday season, chances are that several of them will name warming spices, and citrus fruits. From gingerbread cookies to blood oranges tucked into stockings, these scents have been associated with winter

Eos Aurora Energy Storage System Getting Closer To Market-Ready — GDF SUEZ Acquires One For Testing

Eos Energy Storage recently sold one of its new, low-cost zinc hybrid cathode (Znyth) battery systems to the energy giant GDF SUEZ, bringing the company’s pilot demonstration program one step forward — leading the way to the wider deployment of the product in the commercial landscape of Europe sometime in the near future. Show More Summary

Finland Approves 40 MW Offshore Wind Demonstration Project

The Government of Finland has announced the construction of a 40 MW offshore wind project that will serve as a demonstrator to test the validity of offshore wind in the harsh conditions of the North. We don’t normally cover “small-scale” renewable energy development unless there is some defining factor that makes the project special. Show More Summary

Bridges to New Distributed Solar Business Models: New Report Released

Originally published on Rocky Mountain Institute. Distributed Solar’s Continued Growth Requires Aligning Interests of Utilities, Solar Companies “Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar” is perhaps the most widely cited solar market statistic today. Show More Summary

This Mirror-Clad Japanese Cafe Reflects the Gorgeous Cherry Blossoms Surrounding It

The cafe is located in Gifu, Japan on a major tourist route. The site prompted the architects to design an unforgettable road stop for design-loving coffee drinkers. The cafe, fittingly named Mirrors, is a single-story building split into two angled wings.

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