No, One Dead Horse Shouldn’t Be the End of Carriage Rides

October 27, 2011 by  
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Jaymi Heimbuch / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 A news story about a carriage horse that dropped dead in NYC has raised attention on the issue of the care of working animals. Rachel reported on it yesterday, bringing up some points on animal welfare. However, there has been a strong reaction by animal rights activists looking to ban carriage horses in the city on the basis that it qualifies as abuse — and that needs to be … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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10 Favorite Nature Photos From TreeHugger’s Flickr Pool

October 24, 2011 by  
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© Camera John via TreeHugger Flickr Pool The TreeHugger Flickr Pool is a group we started up earlier this year as a place for readers like you to add favorite photos depicting nature, sustainability, DIY projects, bike culture and anything else that is part of the environmental movement. The group is starting to pick up steam, and here are 10 of our top favorites added to the group so far. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Week in Pictures: Cloud Travel, a Vertical Forest in Milan, and More (Slideshow)

October 21, 2011 by  
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Image: TreeHugger We talk a lot about low-impact transportation on TreeHugger, from bikes to electric cars to high speed rail. But this is definitely the first time we’ve talked about traveling on a floating cloud. We also have a building in Milan that’s a “vertical forest,” iMacs made into aquariums, a designer that built a dome house out of farm parts for his mother, a photo montage that reinterprets the American road trip, and more in our roundup of the best images on TreeHugger this week.

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Sugar or Glass? When Gastronomy Meets Glass, Positive Ideas Crystallise. (Photos)

October 20, 2011 by  
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Chef Christian Escribà making sugar hair… an alternative to nylon? Photo Credit: oh!BCN Bored of conferences? Looking for inspiration? Then oh!BCN might just be your thing. It is a new kind of happening based around the unusual association of glass and food . We listened to chef Albert Adrià (brother of Ferran from El Bulli ), and his … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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5 Food Memoir Books We Want to Read Now

October 19, 2011 by  
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Photo: Hachette Book Group If you’ve ever dreamed about quitting your job and leaving it all behind for an adventure — and especially if that adventure was based on food — then these food memoirs are the perfect armchair escapes. The five books here follow people who moved to apple orchards and brand-new farms, who raised oysters and baked the perfect loaf of bread, all in pursuit of learning more about where their food comes from — and how it gets to their plate…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Marathon of Garden Talks Lasts Two Days

October 18, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter The marathon of talks about every aspect of gardens lasted for two days. This TreeHugger lasted for one, but what a day it was. The Garden Marathon was organized by the Serpentine Gallery . Held in a geodesic dome with a christmas tree outside (?), inside was a series of speakers ranging from stories of shame totem poles (more common than one would think) to the architect of the fabulous Vertical Forest in Milan…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Halloween Costumes, Candy, and Decor Less Scary for the Earth (Slideshow)

October 17, 2011 by  
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Photo: madmarv00 /Creative Commons When it comes to Halloween costumes , a little creativity can go a long way: Search your closet, your grandmother’s attic, and your local thrift store, and you’re almost guaranteed to find clothes and gear that you can turn into a low-cost, reuse-friendly outfit. But what about the rest of the holiday? From chocolate and lollipops to face masks and decor, count on these products to make the season a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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What Have We Become? Connected Film Dissects Our Dependence on Digital Connection

October 16, 2011 by  
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Image: Screen shot from Connected trailer “We as humans have accumulated so much knowledge. Why do we have such a hard time seeing the bigger picture?” That’s one of the questions Director Tiffany Shlain asks in her new film Connected . In addition to assessing our relationship to technology and how we’ve become addicted to IMs, emails, tweets and check-ins, the film asks some important questions we’ll need to answer in order to address problems like unsustainable consumerism, collapsing economies and global climate change. Watch the trailer below: … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Buying Local vs. Fair Trade (Infographic)

October 11, 2011 by  
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We’ve often examined the debate over which is greener, buying local or buying fair trade (or organic, or seasonal…). Typically each has their own pros and cons depending on situation. A new infographic from Ethical Ocean lays out the deets, including the economic benefits of local and organic. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Virgin Atlantic To Debut New Green Aviation Fuel In 2-3 Years & It’s Not A Biofuel

October 11, 2011 by  
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photo: Dan Terzian / CC BY Considering how energy-intensive it is, aviation is really the hard nut to crack in greening transportation, but Virgin Atlantic says it has a way to do it–and, importantly, without using biofuels. As The Independent reports, Richard Branso… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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