World Naked Bike Ride in NYC Protests Car Culture and Body Shame (Photos)

July 26, 2011 by  
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All Photos Courtesy of Barbara Ross Sunday was a big day in New York City. It was the first day of legalized gay marriage, so there was plenty of celebrating going on in the streets. And to add to things, a horde of scantily clad, even naked cyclists were seen rolling through lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. They were participating in the third annual World Naked Bike Ride , NYC edition. With the slogan “bear as you dare,” the ride was part of a worldwide network of naked rides, protesting against car-culture and car… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Arguments Against White Roofs in Northern Cities are Specious, Revisited

July 26, 2011 by  
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White roofs in winter in Winnepeg After posting about the benefits of white roofs, (as Mike did here on TreeHugger ), Andrew Sullivan published a couple of letters from readers questioning their benefits. I had a look at this issue two years ago, and wrote that Arguments Against White Roofs in Northern Cit… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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HummerHaus Recycles Hummers Into Housing

July 26, 2011 by  
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Images credit HplusF After World War II, Bucky Fuller’s Dymaxion House was seen as an alternative product for the factories and workers who were no longer building airplanes; it used much of the same materials and technologies. Perhaps architects Craig Hodgetts and HsinMing Fung of HplusF were thinking of Bucky when they developed this design for turning Hummers into housing. The architects are quoted in

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Human-Powered Drill Strikes Water in Tanzania, Offers Hope for Cheaper Wells (Video)

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image via YouTube video screengrab When it comes to drilling new wells for water, the cost can be prohibitive as heavy machinery needs to be brought in to do the digging. However, a team of students from Brigham Young University came up with a human-powered solution that can dig wells in villages inexpensively. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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