DIY Idea: Reimagine Your Scarf Using Melted Crayons

March 2, 2016 by  
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It may not look like it, but this basket of worn-out crayon ends from the local thrift store (pictured right) was an incredible find. There are so many things you can make with these colorful little wax cylinders, apart from of course carefully…

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Flying From Frankfurt to Hamburg, With or Without Biofuels, Hard to Justify on Environmental Grounds

July 15, 2011 by  
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photo: Marcus Bölt / Creative Commons Today is the day! As I reported last week Germany airline Lufthansa has now begun using biofuels on about one-third of its flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg . The fuel is supplied by Finland’s Neste Oil and until now, apart from officially not containing palm oil (phew!), the… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Stephen Colbert Takes on Fracking

July 15, 2011 by  
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Photo: Screengrab from Comedy Central It’s sort of surprising that Stephen Colbert’s caricature of a Foxy uber-conservative pundit has lasted this long — he gets a remarkable amount of mileage out of his now-famous persona. Sure, his satiric character’s participation in real-life politics has upped the stakes. But regular old bits like this remind us all why he’s still going strong: I never have, and probably never will again, see such a comprehensive, hilarious takedown of fracking. Watch:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Climate Scientists to Sneak Data-Collecting Robots into Pirate-Infested Waters

July 15, 2011 by  
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Photo courtesy of CSIRO Huge swaths of the Indian Ocean are considered extremely dangerous, thanks to a still-ascendant rate of attacks by Somali pirates in those waters. 61% of all attacks on the open ocean occur in those waters. And that presents climate scientists looking to obtain a comprehensive picture of global ocean temperatures with a major problem. So, they’ve devised a plan: With the help of the U.S. and Australian Navies, they’ll launch 19… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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10 Honda Factories Are Now "Zero Waste"

July 15, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Rennett Stowe via Flickr /CC BY Put simply, it’s just really dumb that we’re sending streams of waste to the landfill in 2011. Smart companies — and some smart governments — have figured out that it’s much better to reuse that stuff, or prevent the waste from building up in the first place. Hence, nations like Denmark send only 3% of their junk to landfills . And companies like Honda have made their factories essentially

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