Hey Knitters: New Zealand Penguins Need Your Help

October 18, 2011 by  
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Image: Etsy.com Things are looking bleak for wildlife in New Zealand as the disastrous oil spill grows even worse . Oil-soaked

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Entire Island Nation Runs Out of Water

October 18, 2011 by  
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Water-strapped Tuvalu. Photo credit: mrlns via Flickr/CC BY Climate change largely to blame It’s a particularly bad time to live in a low-lying island nation. With global warming continuing unmitigated, rising sea levels and increasingly violent storms aren’t just dangerous. They’re existential threats. Island nations like Tuvalu and Maldives have become famous in recent years for their impassioned pleas for action on climate change. And the mental image these nations’ plights are capable of conjuring — entire countries disappearing… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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D*Haus: Concept Transformer House Morphs With The Weather

October 18, 2011 by  
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Image & video: The D*Haus Company The idea that our built environment can be fluid, adapting to the needs and constraints of the moment, is something that isn’t seen often. But so-called ” transformer spaces ,” ” transformer furniture ” and ” genetic architecture ” are all examples of ho… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Michael Jantzen’s Amazing 1981 Modular Steel Dome House (Slideshow)

October 18, 2011 by  
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Image credit Michael Jantzen Lately we’ve been covering some of the amazing early work by designer Michael Jantzen (see how the Retro 1970s Solar Vacation House by Michael Jantzen is Still Relevant ). For his mother’s house, Jantzen turned to out of off-the-shelf agricultural building parts.

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Fresh Corn Salsa

October 14, 2011 by  
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As I mentioned in this Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa recipe, I loves me a good salsa bar. There is just so much to pick from! Enjoy this salsa with some good friends, a game of UNO and, a nicely chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Velodrome Misses the Gold in Architecture Olympics

October 14, 2011 by  
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Photo: riba The Velodrome , the jewel of London’s 2012 Olympic buildings, did not win the gold in the architecture Olympics. Aka the RIBA Stirling Prize , it’s the big architecture prize in the UK. Instead Zaha Hadid won, but not for her 2012 Olympic buildin… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Permaculture Video Legend to Trash CFLs. Needs Your Help. (Video)

October 13, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Paul Wheaton/Kickstarter I’ve confessed before that I am a little obsessed with Paul Wheaton’s permaculture-themed YouTube channel . From rocket mass stoves through tiny houses to

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Photo of the Day: Polar Bear Plays King Of The Hill

September 15, 2011 by  
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Friend and conservation photographer Rebecca Jackrel recently went to Svalbard to photograph polar bears. This is one of the images she captured — and quite possibly my favorite photo of a polar bear ever. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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New York Fashion Week: Aveda’s Greener Backstage at Christian Siriano, Band of Outsiders (Photos)

September 14, 2011 by  
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Aveda’s green backstage at Band of Outsiders. Photo: Emma Grady TreeHugger is on the scene at New York Fashion Week , we’ve seen Edun , Samantha Pleet ,

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Minimalist Bamboo Workstation Is Like An Extruded Squiggle

September 8, 2011 by  
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Images credit Miso Soup Design Miso Soup Design has designed the K Workstation out of laminated bamboo plywood, “creating efficient space managing working space.” I like the way that it seems to be extruded from a single line into three dimensions…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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