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Portland swapped 163 on-street car parking spaces for 1,644 bike spots! (video)
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 12:51pm
Why are bike corrals so great? Because in a dense urban environment, the are very space-efficient; where 1 or 2 cars could park, dozens of bikes might fit.
Learn to build your own e-bike for 25% of the cost of an off-the-shelf model
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:52am
Why spend a ton of money on buying a prebuilt electric bicycle, when you can convert your own bike to an e-bike for a fraction of the cost?
Just what we needed dept: A hat with a video display in it
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:51am
The latest in wearable technology is instant e-waste that lets you "empower your imagination."
Nature Loo composting toilet puts some distance between the person and the poop
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 9:54am
This simple Australian design has some interesting features and benefits.
Your commute is killing you.
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 9:52am
Jane E. Brody at The New York Times counts the many ways long commutes and dependence on automobiles is bad for our health.
Will Alberta's tar sands create a Canadian "cancer alley"? Study finds high levels of carcinogens in air.
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 9:10am
A new study has found that the air pollution from Alberta's massive tar sands operations is putting the health of downwind residents at risk by releasing unsafe levels of carcinogenic and toxic chemicals into the air.
Pack more into a 300 square foot apartment with transformer furniture
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 8:00am
The sofa turns into a dining room table and the bed folds into the wall in this tiny apartment.
The popular "Paleo diet" is not the most sustainable way to eat
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 7:00am
It isn't as environmentally friendly as one might think a true Paleolithic diet would be.
Dad teaches teens to build their own home
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 6:41am
This Oregon family of twelve is building its own floating off-grid home. And that home includes a lumber mill.
Photo of the Day: Red squirrel poses on the end of a branch
Tue, 10/29/2013 - 6:00am
A gorgeous red squirrel balances on the very end of a cut branch, leaning up and out into the air.
Sun-powered water purification system created by Purdue scientists
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 3:46pm
Water disinfecting system uses UV radiation to kill microbes.
GSA gets greenwashed as Green Globes gets approved as building certification system equivalent to LEED
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 3:08pm
It's like Christmas in October for the plastics, lumber and chemical industries as a giant PR exercise gets recognized as legit.
Walmart has more solar capacity than 38 U.S. states
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 3:05pm
Turning these gigantic roofs into mini power plants that pump clean energy into the grid.
Tesla Model S in-depth review by Ars Technica
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 2:11pm
A detailed review from someone who's not a fan of electric cars. Is he a new convert?
Automated bug trap allows for real-time pest monitoring from smartphones
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 1:58pm
A high-tech solution to pest management for orchards and farms could lead to less pesticides and higher yields.
Scaled-up electric toothbrush technology could wirelessly charge electric cars, says Volvo
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 1:05pm
An electric car is already more convenient to 'refuel' than gasoline and diesel vehicles: You simply plug it in overnight, and the battery is always full when you leave in the morning.
Nau's spring 2014 collection offers bike to work style
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:18pm
New organic and recycled fabrics add versatility to Nau's sustainable line of clothing.
"We should not have to handle chicken as if it were a loaded gun"
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:12pm
Following the recent spate of people hospitalized due to salmonella on chicken, Mark Bittman shines a light on the similarly disconcerting shifting of blame regarding the safety of chicken.
Yoink! Sea lion steals fish right out of posing fisherman's hands (video)
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:57am
These fishermen were posing for a photo with their catch when a sneaky sea lion decided that these slow, stationary humans might as well be offering the fish on a silver platter.
Lou Reed : An urbanist and an environmentalist
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:18am
Listen to The Last American Whale.
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