Shifty Desk Doubles In Size When You Need It

September 6, 2011 by  
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Image credit Daniel Schofield This is clever; the Shifty desk is sort of an inside-out design; the drawer stays put and the box pulls out, increasing the size of the desk. The designer, Daniel Schofield , says that “By doubling in it’s size and having the work area come towards the user, the desk also lends itself perfectly to small space living.”… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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First They Came For Your Lightbulbs. Now The Government Wants Your Soap, According to the Right

September 6, 2011 by  
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Some products containing Triclosan We have been going on about the bacteriocide Triclosan since 2006, when John first wrote There’s A Frog Disruptor In My Soap . Since then we have repeatedly asked Why Is There Still an Endocrine Disruptor In My Toothpaste? , noted that the Canadian Medical Association Calls for Ban on Triclosan , that it doesn’t actually work, that

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50,000 MW of Nation’s Dirtiest Coal Plants Could be Shut Down

December 16, 2010 by  
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Photo: Richard Harrison , Geograph, CC The EPA is planning on increasing the pollution controls on coal plants — a move that is being fought tooth and nail by industry and the politicians who support it. And they’re fighting for good reason: The new regulations, which, among other things, will clamp down on the amount of toxic pollution (sulfur dioxide, mercury, etc) coal plants can emit, will likely cause a massive wave of coal plant closures -… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Qnuru 6.4W and 9.2W LED Lightbulbs (Product Review)

December 16, 2010 by  
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Photo: Michael Graham Richard LED Lights Are Coming of Age To paraphrase William Gibson, the future of lighting is here, it’s just not evenly distributed. Light-emitting diodes (LED) lightbulbs have been coming on the market in the past few years, but their quality varies greatly, from “almost perfect” to “horrible” (kind of like the early compact fluorescents)

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Cogenra’s ‘Hybrid’ Solar System Captures 80% of the Sun’s Energy to Generates Electricity and Hot Water

November 15, 2010 by  
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Photo: Cogenra Two Birds With One Stone (But No Birds Actually Harmed) Solar water heaters make a lot of sense. Solar photovoltaic panels make a lot of sense too.

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Olympics Hope to Increase Knowledge about the Polar Bear

November 12, 2009 by  
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Many environmental activists have opposed the Olympics for the role they claim it plays in environmental degradation, release of carbon emissions through the construction process and the displacement of animals from their habitat.

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Brooklyn Bowl: World’s First Green Bowling Alley

November 12, 2009 by  
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Picture a bowling alley, and you likely come up with images of tacky shoes, greasy food, and lots and lots of beer bottles. Energy efficiency, reuse and recycling, and local food probably don’t come to mind at all — we’re talking about The Big Lebowski , not Garbage Warrior .

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Central Zoo Authority Demands Release of Indian Elephants

November 12, 2009 by  
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Approximately 140 elephants are believed to be living in zoos and performing in circuses all around India, but according to the Central Zoo Authority, in a demand issued today, that will happen no more! Read more of this story »

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Toronto Gets Its Own Cycle Chic

November 10, 2009 by  
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Mikael Colville-Andersen started the original Copenhagen Cycle Chic to “take back the bike culture by showing how the bicycle once again can be an integral, respectable and feasible transport form, free of sports clothes and gear, and how it can play a vital role in increasing the life quality in cities.” He has been very effective and influential; If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery than he must be feeling good these days, as yet another city gets a cycle chic site. As Spacing describes it, Toronto’s new

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