Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Lifestyle / Green Living / Popular


Why You Definitely Don’t Want to Vandalize Banksy’s Graffiti in Utah

You don't want to get caught vandalizing graffiti in Utah, especially if it happens to be by British street artist Banksy. Park City officials charged David William Noll with criminal mischief, a second degree felony, for vandalizing two murals by the famous

Cleveland Bike Lanes Where Old Streetcar Lanes Once Flourished

Many America cities revolved around streetcars in the last century. In Cleveland, the streets Lorain, Superior, and Euclid were core to the city’s streetcar system, running to all of the city’s neighborhoods. As cars crept in and replaced streetcars, these core modes of trransport and cosmopolitan life fell away. Show More Summary

Gorgeous Swing Bin May Be the World’s Most Elegant Trash Can

Shigeichiro Takeuchi created Swing Bin, a sculptural piece of art that looks almost too beautiful for its actual role as a trash can. The deceptively simple design follows a minimalist aesthetic and consists of just two pieces: a cylinder with a diagonal cut

Vestas Registers Net Profit, Set To Provide Biggest Offshore Turbines

One of the world’s largest wind energy manufacturers, Vestas Wind, reported healthy second quarter earnings for 2014, and is now waiting on DONG Energy’s final investment in a UK offshore wind project which would require the Vestas 8 MW turbines. Show More Summary

DIY: How to Turn an Ordinary Cargo Van Into a Tiny Home on Wheels

I deliberately bought the longer wheel base Ford Transit Connect XLT, which has no infrastructure in the back and enough height and length that I and others can sit comfortably on a raised platform. Since I'll be living out of the van for several months at

The Environmental Footprints of 5 Items You Use Before Breakfast

Natural resources such as water, trees, land, and minerals are the base of products we use every day. But through intense manufacturing and complex supply chains it can be difficult to picture where these products even originated and what they went through before reaching our homes. Show More Summary

Project Dome Could Power Copenhagen Using Energy From the Sun, Wind, Water, and Biomass!

Project Dome is a design proposal submitted to this year's Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, a contest that solicits ideas for constructible regenerative architecture in Copenhagen. Designed by Tony Thomas of Rayworks Design Studio, M. Ephraim

Chris Pratt Visits Kids at the Hospital as Star-Lord

If you’re looking for another reason to love Chris Pratt, you’re in luck. The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star took some time off his busy schedule to go visit sick Read More The post Chris Pratt Visits Kids at the Hospital as Star-Lord appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Crystal Clear Solar Panels Could Turn Your iPhone Into an Energy Generator

Today's smartphones are dominated by their screens - and researchers just unveiled a new type of 100% transparent solar panel that could turn windows and displays into clean energy generators. Vice Motherboard reports that Michigan State University has come

Toyota Could Be Wrong About The High Cost of Hydrogen

In a twist on the "artificial leaf" theme, a research team from Australia has developed a new way to lower the cost of hydrogen for FCEVs, with solar power. Toyota Could Be Wrong About The High Cost of Hydrogen was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Rammed Earth Walls and Louvered Canopies Protect Craigieburn Library From the Intense Australian Sun

Located just north of Melbourne in a fast-growing municipality, the Craigieburn Library serves as a key learning center and public gathering space for the community. FJMT used locally sourced earth as the library's primary building material to connect the

The Evolution of Rep. Leonard Lance: Environmentalist to Climate Change Denier

To environmental activists, their dramatically changing relationship with Congressman Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) is baffling. "He started out with a 71% rating in 2009," said Alex Taurel, Deputy Legislative Director of the League of Conservation Voters. Show More Summary

Photo: Bananaquit among the blossoms

Bananaquits are small birds found in South America, the Caribbean and southern Mexico.

Clothing store’s take-back program shows how recycling can be a strategy for retailers

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a partnership between The Bon-Ton stores and Goodwill that has recycled millions of pounds of clothing.

Despite the 'polar vortex', 2014 is on track to be 3rd hottest year on record

You'd think that this year's polar vortex, which everybody was talking about in North-America, would mean that 2014 is a particularly cold year. Think again.

Review: Purggo bamboo charcoal air purifier for the car

Instead of using one of those scented car air fresheners chock full of phthalates and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), consider an all natural version, which uses bamboo charcoal to eliminate odors.

How to build unheated greenhouses for winter harvests & year-round gardening (Video)

American organic farmer Eliot Coleman explains how his innovative winter gardening methods work, allowing growers to harvest veggies year-round.

Pregnant women should avoid tuna entirely, says Consumer Reports

Here's how to avoid unnecessarily exposing yourself and your kids to dangerous neurotoxins.

Why we need bike lanes more than bike helmets

We should be trying to prevent accidents from happening in the first place.

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC