The Environmental Impact of Cocaine

August 23, 2011 by  
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Whenever we talk about the production of cocaine fueling rainforest destruction , or the electricity consumption of indoor marijuana growing , many commenters decry that it is prohibition that causes these negative impacts, not the drug itself. There is, of course, some truth to that fact. We know, for example, that

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The Largest Floating Object Ever Made Will be a Giant Liquified Natural Gas Plant

May 20, 2011 by  
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Bigger than four football fields, far eclipsing any naval aircraft carrier, and pretty generally terrifyingly huge, the largest floating object ever made by man will soon be a Shell natural gas processing plant. Just saying

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Nice Shades On New York’s Learning Spring School

May 20, 2011 by  
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Image credit Lloyd Alter I love cycling in New York; instead of popping up like a mole at a subway station, you see new things every time and everywhere. Cycling in the rain from the Element to Counter for a dinner with my TreeHugger coworkers in New York, I passed an interesting building at 2nd and 20th Street, with a sign that said Learning Spring School. I immediately thought to myself, “Nice shades!”..

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100% Wooden Bike Primed to Set Land Speed Record

May 20, 2011 by  
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Photos via www.splinterbike.co.uk The SplinterBike is a bit of an engineering marvel.

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The Best Of TreeHugger Delivered To Your Inbox Daily or Weekly

May 20, 2011 by  
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Is keeping up with TreeHugger too much work? Let us help with our newsletters. We have a daily, edited by me, and a weekly, edited by Warren McLaren

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A Worldwide Survey of Plastic Bag Bans & Waste (Infographic)

May 20, 2011 by  
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Photo: Zainub , Flickr , CC BY-SA Ah, disposable plastic bags. Otherwise known as the entirely pointless, eminently useless contraptions still clinging to relevance in modern, resource-strapped society. Now that we’ve put a man on the moon and split the atom, humanity’s next step should be discovering that a reusable bag can transport goods in much the same way a disposable bag can.

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Darth Vader, Rep. Ed Markey Try to Use the Force on High Gas Prices (Video)

May 20, 2011 by  
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In this goofy play on one of this year’s most popular Super Bowl ads (y’know, the one where the little kid runs around the house trying to use the force on various stuff), Rep.

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