The Week in Pictures: Toaster Built From Scratch, Floating Cities, and More (Slideshow)

February 4, 2011 by  
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Toaster builder Thomas Thwaite, is an inspiration. He wanted to learn true self-sufficiency, based on a quote from Douglas Adams: “Left to his own devices he couldn’t build a toaster.

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The Week in Animal News: Super-Tiny Chameleon, Mozilla Adopts Baby Firefoxes, and More (Slideshow)

December 10, 2010 by  
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A teensy-weensy Brookesia Chameleon. Photo: Will Burrard-Lucas Believe it or not, this lizard is actually a full-grown adult, measuring about an inch in length — making it one of the smallest reptiles on the planet. Find more on this little critter and the arrest of a smuggler of thousands of endangered spiders, videos of jaguar fishing, lion cubs swimming, and more in the Week in Animal News.

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The Week in Pictures: Oil Workers Clean Up Mega Popcorn Spill, Solar-Powered Hornets, and More (Slideshow)

December 10, 2010 by  
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Last week, a boat in the Amazon spilled around 210,000 gallons of popcorn into a major river, making the surface of the water look a bit like the floor of a movie theater. More on that story below, plus photos of the beautiful Miluira Retro Electric Roadster from Japan, an exclusive peak inside Michelle Kaufmann ‘s Smart Home at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the story of a woman who has used the same Christmas tree every year since 1928, and more in the Week in Pictures

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With Spectacular Stick Sculptures by Patrick Dougherty, Art and Nature Collide (Slideshow)

August 6, 2010 by  
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Sculptor Patrick Dougherty’s “Sortie de Cave / Free At Last” (2008) at the Jardin des Arts, Chateaubourg, France. Photo credit: Charles Crie. For sculptures that start out as scrap and end up as compost, Patrick Dougherty ‘s nest-like works are intensely full of life, sprawling out across lawns , reaching into treetops, and winding up stairs.

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VeloMini Folding Electric Bike Brings Best of Both Worlds

August 6, 2010 by  
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Image via Velomini For urban cyclists, there’s the convenience of folding bikes that can easily fit inside an apartment, office cubicle, or subway car, and there’s also the helpful ease of electric assist bikes which can get you to work without breaking much of a sweat. There aren’t all that many bikes out there that offer both of these features, but breaking on to the scene is the Velomini, and it looks promising. …

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The Week in Pictures: BP Censors Media, China No Longer a Developing Nation, Best Bamboo Bikes, and More (Slideshow)

July 11, 2010 by  
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As the BP oil spill moves from being a short and bloody battle to a long and drawn out war, frustrating news surfaced this week: 1) In an Alabama wildlife refuge affected by the spill, even possessing a camera is prohibited (video, after the jump); 2) BP apparently won’t use peat moss to help clean up the oil because it won’t be able to sell the oil afterwards. In other green news, China now emits on a per person basis more than France, which means that China can no longer claim to be a developing nation; a board game from the 1970s, called “BP Offshore Oil Strike”, strangely predicts today’s current affairs; Walmart, KFC..

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The Week in Pictures: Washed Up Whale Found With Garbage in its Gut, BIG Oil Rig Explosion Off Louisiana Coast, Earth Day, and More (Slideshow)

April 23, 2010 by  
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From the news that a young 37-foot whale was found stranded on the shore in West Seattle with fifty gallons of garbage in its gut to the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, 52 miles (84km) south-east of the Louisiana port of Venice, a lot happened this week in green. According to scientists from the University of Colorado, Boulder the vast volcanic ash plume that came out of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull, does not pose a threat to world climate change; a building some are calling “the world’s first plastic bottle built structure” has been unveiled in Taiwan, and Isabella Rossellini reveals the spin-of..

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The Week in Pictures: Sea Shepherd Success, Climategate Closed, Milan Furniture Fair 2010, and More (Slideshow)

April 16, 2010 by  
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From the news that the Sea Shepherd’s efforts to harass Japan’s whaling fleet in the waters off Antarctica has yielded big results to the tsunami that swept through villages along Peru’s shore Monday, injuring scores and carrying away at least three, a lot happened this week in green. Climategate is officially closed, an independent review panel in the UK concluded that there was no malpractice by the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit; Australia’s wildlife authorities have a new threat of invasive species, the Snakehead fish, which is able to breath air, allowing it to travel on land to find prey or migra…

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Milan Furniture Fair 2010: The Green Preview (Slideshow)

April 12, 2010 by  
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The Memory chair by Tokujin Yoshioka. Photos via Dezeen . Bored of your furniture

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The Week in Pictures: Mass Grave Discovered at Chinese Zoo, Student-Built Eco Car Gets 2,487.5 MPG, Gasoline-Powered Alarm Clock Approved by Energy Star, and More (Slideshow)

April 2, 2010 by  
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From the news that a mass grave containing the remains of “more than 30 animals, including rare white tigers and lions” was discovered at a Chinese zoo to New York City chef Daniel Angerer’s menu offering Mother’s Milk Cheese – made from his spouse’s breast milk, a lot happened this week in green.

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