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8 Green Tips for 8 Days of Hanukkah 8 Green Tips for 8 Days of Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah! Running from today, Dec. 12, to Dec. 20 … The post 8 Green... 

13 Green Tips That Can Save You Over $5,000 A Year 13 Green Tips That Can Save You Over $5,000 A Year

Simple shifts to greener versions of the products you already buy can save you... 

Spring Cleaning: 6 Green Tips to Organize and Simplify Your Home Spring Cleaning: 6 Green Tips to Organize and Simplify Your Home

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Spruce Supermarket: 4 Tasty Treats You Can Make with Spruce Tree Tips Spruce Supermarket: 4 Tasty Treats You Can Make with Spruce Tree Tips

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Green Tech

7 Surefire Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly 7 Surefire Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly

Eyeing an electric vehicle but can’t quite commit to the … The post 7... 

Your Smart Thermostat Tutorial Your Smart Thermostat Tutorial

By Eric Murrell If you’re interested in smart home gadgets … The post Your... 

Avoiding the Watery Grave: How to Recycle Fiberglass Boats Avoiding the Watery Grave: How to Recycle Fiberglass Boats

Boating is a major industry in the U.S., with millions … The post Avoiding... 

How Recyclers Are Affected by Smart Gadgets How Recyclers Are Affected by Smart Gadgets

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Local Roots shipping container farms achieve cost parity with traditional farming Local Roots shipping container farms achieve cost parity with traditional farming

99 percent less water and 4,000 lettuce heads every 10 days: Los Angeles-based Local Roots achieves all that in their shipping container farms . And today they announced they’ve also reached cost parity with traditional farming . They plan to deploy over 100 farms in 2018. Inhabitat checked out their mobile TerraFarm in New York City and met... [Read more from this category]

Scientists use banana skins to create new cancer detection technique Scientists use banana skins to create new cancer detection technique

Bananas are quite a magical fruit and they’ve been used for everything from  “vegan leather” for wallets to durable  bioplastics and feedstock . Now, scientists have found yet another purpose for this versatile edible: cancer detection. As first reported by the  Huffington Post , researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale... [Read more from this category]

Solar-powered forever home is a modern take on the rustic farmhouse Solar-powered forever home is a modern take on the rustic farmhouse

‘Waste not want not’ seems to be a motto of Horseshoe Farm Residence, a modern solar-powered farmhouse built with reclaimed materials in North Carolina. The clients, a couple seeking an off-grid forever home, tapped design-build firm Buildsense to craft the two-story home set on land the couple had lived on and used for over 15 years. Modern finishes... [Read more from this category]

Wild grasses grow atop an Icelandic homes folded roof Wild grasses grow atop an Icelandic homes folded roof

Wild grasses and heather temper the hard lines of this striking modern home in Iceland . Reykjavik-based Studio Granda designed B14, a villa partially built from the recycled remains of the clients’ former dwelling. The undulating landscaped roof appears to mimic the nearby Bláfjöll mountain ridge, while the roofline’s valleys and folds help... [Read more from this category]

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Green Living

NASA uses Google’s artificial intelligence to discover the 8th planet in a distant solar system NASA uses Google’s artificial intelligence to discover the 8th planet in a distant solar system

Today NASA announced that its Kepler telescope, with the help of Google AI, has discovered the 8th planet in a distant planetary system. The solar system Kepler 90 now ties our own solar system for having the most known planets. The groundbreaking discovery confirms that artificial intelligence can assist astronomers in identifying patterns in space... [Read more from this category]

16 last minute gifts for the green procrastinator 16 last minute gifts for the green procrastinator

Were you so busy surfing the web for cool gift ideas that you totally forgot to do any actual shopping? If so, there’s no need to fret because we’ve got you covered with a last-minute gift guide full of clever and imaginative presents that can be whipped up at the 11th hour . Check out all of our ideas – from a basket full of practical... [Read more from this category]

Trump signs bill that recognizes climate change as a threat to the US Trump signs bill that recognizes climate change as a threat to the US

This past Tuesday, President Trump signed a bill into law that formally recognizes climate change as a national security threat to the United States . While the president has long railed against climate change and advocated for fossil fuels, the Trump Administration and a Republican-controlled Congress have taken a small but significant step towards... [Read more from this category]

Laser-driven fusion energy leaves no radioactive waste – and it’s within reach Laser-driven fusion energy leaves no radioactive waste – and it’s within reach

Dramatic advances in lasers could get us closer to fusion energy . An international team of 11 scientists is pursuing what was once thought to be impossible, according to the University of New South Wales (UNSW): fusion power with hydrogen-boron reactions. The researchers describe this in their recently published study as the ideal clean fusion process:... [Read more from this category]

512-year-old Greenland shark may be the oldest living vertebrate on Earth 512-year-old Greenland shark may be the oldest living vertebrate on Earth

A recently identified 512-year-old Greenland shark may be the world’s oldest living vertebrate. Although scientists discovered the 18-foot fish in the North Atlantic months ago, its age was only recently revealed in a study published in the journal Science .  Greenland sharks have the longest lifespan of any vertebrate animal, so it is perhaps... [Read more from this category]

Tesla’s all-electric semi truck has a bold new competitor Tesla’s all-electric semi truck has a bold new competitor

Just one month ago, Elon Musk made headlines with the debut of his revolutionary Tesla Semi Truck . The super-sized electric marvel is able to get 500 miles on a charge, reach 60 mph in five seconds without a trailer (or 20 seconds with one), and boasts regenerative braking able to recover 98 percent of kinetic energy to the battery. Impressive?... [Read more from this category]

Denmark just opened the "worlds most humane" maximum security prison Denmark just opened the "worlds most humane" maximum security prison

The Danish island of Falster is now home to the world’s most humane maximum security penal institution, Storstrøm Prison. Designed by Danish architects C.F. Møller , the building has been hailed for its strategic features that create a vibrant community for the inmates, in lieu of the severe living conditions typically found in prisons around... [Read more from this category]

Architecture students transform an old Alabama bank into a town library Architecture students transform an old Alabama bank into a town library

A historic bank in a tiny Alabama town has been reborn into a surprisingly elegant library with looks rivaling a chic retail store. The project, called Newborn Library, was completed in 2013 as part of Rural Studio , an Auburn University student design-build program with a focus on community design. The adaptive reuse and expansion project preserves... [Read more from this category]

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