SolarShip: A Solar-Powered, Helium-Filled Cargo Plane That Floats (Video)

October 26, 2011 by  
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© SolarShip The goal of zero emissions air travel generates a lot of great but fantastical ideas (huge cloud-shaped blimp , anyone?) — but there’s a company out there that has already flown test flights of a solar-powered helium plane. Toronto-based startup SolarShip has designed an hybrid airship and airplane that can not only fly 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) carrying 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds), but also does it solely on the power supplied by the sun. See the test flight video:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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2013 Honda Fit EV to be Unveiled Next Month

October 26, 2011 by  
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Honda/Promo image Honda Throws Its Hat Into the EV Ring The change in direction toward electric vehicles is still under way at Honda. The new CEO is more enthusiastic about them than his predecessor, and the first piece of evidence to support that will be the unveiling the of 2013 Honda Fit EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. It will be a 2013 model, but it should be available in the U.S. in 2012 if all goes according to plan…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Gnocchi Mac n’ Cheese

October 26, 2011 by  
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© Jerry James Stone via Flickr Mac n’ cheese is somewhat of a guilty pleasure, no? Like, it almost feels wrong to eat it once you no longer live in the college dormitory; I said almost! But it is one of my favorite comfort foods and I do not plan to give it up anytime soon. Well, this recipe makes the dish feel a bit more “grown up” if you will. So, go get your comfort on with a nicely chilled glass of Chardonnay. The variety has just the right amount of acid to stand up to the creaminess of the cheese sauce. Pinot noir is another good choice…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Composting Toilets: Whose Is the Fairest of Them All?

September 2, 2011 by  
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Despite prejudices, many of us know that composting toilets are often a remarkably pleasant place to do your business. From portable composting toilets for festivals , complete with potted plants and reading materials, to the affordable Lovable Loo that even makes pooping in a bucket look surprisingly sophisticated. Permaculture Magazine has already noted that compos… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Smart Grid Technology to Slash Supermarket Emissions

March 2, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Dave Highbury , used under Creative Commons license. Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has already started turning waste food into electricity , keeping bees at its flagship eco-store , delivering groceries by bar… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Conservation Groups Propose Ban on Importing Lion Parts to the US

March 2, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: darrenlewis1984 / Creative Commons The African lion , “king of the jungle,” has declined by over 90 percent in the past 50 years. Still, though the population has dropped from 450,000 lions to between 20,000 and 40,000 in that time span, the species is still only classified… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How can I reuse or recycle a futon?

February 25, 2011 by  
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We’ve had an email from Nicki: How can I recycle a futon? I think I’ve got a friend who will take the frame but she doesn’t want the mattress

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AWESOME: Global Village Construction Set – All You Need to Build a Civilization (Video)

January 7, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Marcin Jakubowski / Open Farm Tech Jaymi has already raved about 11 open source projects that make free information rock , and we know that open data can vastly improve public transportation . But imagine an open sour… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Reforesting 20 Million Square Kilometers by 2020 (Video)

December 20, 2009 by  
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Image credit: WeForest It looks like a global anti-deforestation deal may be the most positive thing to come out of the Copenhagen climate talks. And while cuts to fossil fuel use and other emissions are still vital, there’s no doubt that tackling deforestation is key to reversing climate change

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Could Our Stupidity Be Our Silver Lining?

December 20, 2009 by  
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With folks like this around, there’s plenty of low hanging fruit to tackle.

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