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As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

We've got this. Thanks to the courageous and indefatigable efforts of pipeline fighters everywhere, the tide has finally turned on Keystone XL. As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it...Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 276 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming,...Show More Summary

Stackable B-and-BEE Colonies Provide Sweet Shelter for Festival Goers in Belgium

Several companies and designers joined forces to design this fantastic stackable honeycomb shelter in Belgium. Appropriately named B-and-BEE, the shelter was developed specifically to provide accommodation during the country's many summer festivals. Very easy

Uriel Schwartz Celebrates Organic Forms with Fused Metal and Wood Furniture

Industrial designer Uriel Schwartz recently unveiled "Undercut," a set of handmade furniture created from mahogany wood and cast aluminum. Inspired by organic forms found in nature, Schwartz incorporates imperfect and asymmetric lines in each of his pieces.

Layoutfour’s Table and Chair Duo Pairs Functionality with Elegance

Created by Layoutfour, this Dual line is presented as a new proposal in the framework of the furniture design. The project consists of two pieces: the Dual Table, and Dual Chair, created with sustainable wood products. Sinuous and elegant, these dual-purpose

Anna Leschinger’s “Given Coat” Provides Warmth and Comfort in Troubled Times

When disaster strikes, one of the first items that's handed out as a means of humanitarian aid is a blanket. Not only will it keep the recipient warm, but also gives a protective hug to the wearer, which is of vital importance to those who have lost everything.

The 'Today' Show: A Sign of the Apocalypse

Is NBC's Today show now a sign of a coming apocalypse? I'm beginning to wonder. Last Thursday, I tuned in to Today for the first time in a long while. I watched a bright and chirpy correspondent climb about 40 feet of the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska as part of her epic Journey to some of America's most iconic landmarks. Show More Summary

Presentation Says Cheap Gas is a Lie, Despite Industry Claims

On June 6th, Fred Heutte's presentation to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Natural Gas Advisory Committee blew away idea of abundant, cheap natural gas like a compressor station blow-down. Through the use of diagrams from places like the Energy

Natural Weed Killers. Learn What Works.

I hate weeds.  You think you got them all and then suddenly, there is twice as many as you previously picked.  It’s maddening.  But the worse weeding is removing ones that are stuck between the itsy bitty cracks of pavement, pavers, and sidewalks.  Crabgrass and dandelions adore these spaces.  Instead of cursing them, banish them [...]Show More Summary

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Evolutionary Dynamics in the 21st Century (Pt. I)

Summary Global warming poses an existential threat to life on Earth. This existential threat challenges our capabilities and calls into question the viability and effectiveness of mechanically conceived grid maintenance options. Solar...Show More Summary

Jimmy Stewart’s Remarkable Comments On Green Energy (1938 VIDEO)

“There’s a tiny little engine in the green of this grass and the green of the trees,” explains Jimmy Stewart in one of his many magical moments on screen. “It takes energy from the rays of the sun and stores it up.” Who doesn’t fallShow More Summary

Ice That Doesn’t Melt: Ice Cast Bronze Collection by Steven Haulenbeek

During the Polar Vortex that hit Chicago this past winter it wasn’t uncommon to see Youtube videos of water freezing in mid-air and other fun science experiments. However, designer Steven Haulenbeek used the arctic temperature to his advantage and created

Why You Should Personally Give a Damn About Climate Change

A world devastated by climate change is like a night where The Day After Tomorrow, Planet of the Apes, and A Clockwork Orange turn on some Marvin Gaye, burn some incense, and hit the bed to breed a mega dystopia. A lot of people know about the dangers of fossil

How Cows Will Save the World... Kinda

Picture Source: chefranden and Animal Photos! (Moo, am I right?) Cows, eh? Well, first let's begin with the underbelly that leads to this cattle conclusion. There is of course an exchange between our culture and our habits of thought. Show More Summary

Gorillas Fight Back Against Loathsome Poachers

Finally, some good news from Africa. Gorillas are fighting back against poachers in the bloody 'War Against Nature.' Young gorillas learning to dismantle a poacher's snare in the mountains of Rwanda. Photo credit: nationalgeographic.com Each...Show More Summary

Kiribati and Climate Change: The Fight You Don't Read About

If someone was to google "Kiribati," search results will speak of the sad realities of this Pacific Island nation. "Plagued by sea-level rise," "Besieged by the rising tide of climate change," and "Climate change destroys Pacific Island...Show More Summary

Appraising Ivory Is an Antiquated Idea

Economics 101 says that the value of something derives from how much a potential buyer would be willing to pay for it. This is true whether the object is new or an antique. An original set of silver or dinnerware may in fact be more valuable than its modern-day equivalent. Show More Summary

Solar Systems — The Way To Emancipate Yourself From Electric Slavery

Originally published on Cost of Solar. Cropped version of photo by Kadath | CC BY-NC-SA US Independence Day got me thinking a bit this week, and then a popular Bob Marley lyric came to mind that sealed the deal for this article (that is, convinced me that I had to write it). Show More Summary

World’s First Recyclable Paper Cup Set to Hit UK Streets

Feel guilty every time you have to get a disposable cup for your latte? Soon you could be saying goodbye to that guilt, as the world’s first recyclable paper cup is about to hit the streets in the United Kingdom. Aren’t paper cups already recyclable, you

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