Recycling Contest: Bigger Than The Bin

November 12, 2015 by  
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When we think about recycling, we usually think about what can be placed in the blue bin. But what about all those things that aren’t so small? The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning have teamed up to challenge…

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Award-Winning Design Massages Cows, Keeping Them Happy and Healthy

October 20, 2011 by  
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Andreij Nylander /via The benefits of a good massage can be enjoyed by any animal, it seems. Humans have elaborate spa treatments and hand held massagers. Dogs get belly rubs; cats rub their head against you until you oblige. But what about animals that we raise for our own benefit? Don’t they deserve a day at the spa? It’s a problem industrial designer Andreij Nylander and Swedish agricultural company Sveaverken AB have solved … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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To Fight Oil Spills, An Open-Source Swarm of Robotic Sailboats (Video)

October 20, 2011 by  
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Ask anyone who lives in the Gulf or the Niger Delta: oil spills are very nasty, and they don’t clean themselves up. Chemical dispersants can make spills worse . And deploying hundreds of people in boats to run the clean-up presents a host of health hazards. After the BP disaster last year, those challenges led Cesar Harada, a design-and-technology polymath, to another solution: swarms of autonomous sailboat drones armed with sensors, trawling the water for oil. If their designs were open-source, anyone from Nigeria to Louisiana could adopt them… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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What to Do With Leftover Potato Chips (Video)

October 7, 2011 by  
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Image credit: CHOW We already know what to do with wilted lettuce thanks to CHOW tips. But what about leftover potato chips? It turns out that there are creative culinary uses for those crumbly bits of greasy goodness at the bottom of the bag too. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Getting Rid Of Bisphenol A Is Not Going To Be Easy; Look At Eden Foods

January 14, 2011 by  
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Image credit Eden Foods The press release from Eden Foods, touting their new, protective amber glass jars, said “The driving force at Eden Foods for these amber glass jars of tomatoes was the avoidance of bisphenol-A (BPA) in high acid food cans, and failure of the can manufacturers to make BPA free cans for tomatoes.” But what about those metal lids? … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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New Yorkers Take Shelter from Winter in a Downtown Pop-Up Park

January 14, 2011 by  
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Images courtesy of NYC the Blog via Facebook As New York continues to get hit by blizzards, city dwellers longing for a picnic without the risk of frostbite can head downtown to the OpenHouse Gallery at 201 Mulberry Street, where a pop-up park opened on January 8. The gallery has been converted into an indoor park, with fake grass, rocks, trees, a pond and bird sounds. While ther…

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International Marmalade Contest in the UK has Lords Competing With MPs

January 14, 2011 by  
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Photo: blogaarp.org The British love their marmalade on toast but recent reports claim that its sales are in decline , with peanut butter and chocolate spreads taking over in popularity.

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Legendary Parrot Who Saved His Species Dead at 80

January 14, 2011 by  
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Photo via AKO AOTEAROA Richard Henry may sound like an oddly dignified name for a bird — but its bearer deserves nothing less. Richard was a highly-endangered Kakapo , a flightless parrot from New Zealand, who is credited by many with single-wingedly saving his species. In the 1970s, researchers believed that the Kakapo had been nearly wiped out and that ext…

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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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