Beth Buczynski is a freelance writer and editor currently living in the shadow of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Her passion for the planet started with the Truffula Trees, and she’s never stopped trying to make this planet a better place to live. She writes about clean technology, sustainable living, and environmental activism for EcoSalon and Care2, just to name a few. Beth believes collaborative consumption and opensource innovation is key to ending our mindless waste. Learn more about the overlap between sharing and sustainability in her new book, Sharing is Good.
Have you ever been riding your bike down the road and had a car cut you off or come too close for comfort? I'll bet you wished you had a camera running so you could hold them accountable. With
EcoMow, a startup founded by engineers and business students from George Mason University, is working on an automatic lawnmower that literally creates its own fuel. Between the tailpipe
Paper photo from Shutterstock Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology recently teamed up with paper industry specialists to develop a new solvent that could drastically change the
A wearable technology so new it still doesn't have an official name could allow for more precise cancer-removal surgeries in the future. Cancer cells are notoriously difficult to see (even
At first glance, the Evolution Door designed by Austrian artist Klemens Torggler looks like a modern barn door, and we expected it to behave the same way - by simply swinging or sliding open.
Photo of green roof via Shutterstock The idea of someone sprinkling urine on building rooftops sounds like a major health hazard, but that's just what Amsterdam's water utility, Waternet,
For the past year or so, Rawlemon has been blowing our minds with their innovative concepts for concentrated solar power generation. Back in 2012 Inhabitat first reported on the Barcelona-based
Do you love shimmery lip gloss, eye shadow, nail polish? That extra sparkle comes from a mineral called mica, a glittery silicate mineral that's used in many different types of cosmetics.
Most of us can't imagine the stress and shame that come along with being homeless. Services that are meant to help those without a place to live mean well, but often they treat homeless
Scrambling for snack ideas on the eve of the Super Bowl? Struggling to balance your healthy eating style with the less-than-healthy appetizers that typically make the rounds at a Super Bowl
During the last Winter Olympics millions were astonished to learn that the uniforms worn as the U.S. Olympic Team entered the carnival-like Opening Ceremonies had not actually been made in the
Do you know the Three Sisters? No, we're not talking about a new musical group. The Three Sisters are corn, beans, and squash--three staples of the Native American diet that have actually been
At the recent United States Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting in Washington, D.C., Walmart executives announced a new plan to invest in American businesses. Long criticized for importing
Could you live in house no wider than a door frame? Etgar Keret can. The Israeli writer is now the proud owner of the world's narrowest building, a home so tiny that you might not even notice
Superhydrophobic Coatings Could Prevent Wind Turbines from Becoming Giant Icicles During Cold Winter Months
GE is developing new superhydrophobic coatings that allow turbines to keep pumping out energy in sub-zero temperatures. As Arctic temperatures again begin to engulf nearly every corner of the
We recycle our bottles, cans, and newspapers, but what about clothes that are past their prime? Last year, Swedish apparel chain H&M made headlines by launching the world's first global
We've all been there: halfway through dinner and you drop a big dollop of sauce right in the middle of your new shirt. Stain removers may eradicate some of the mark, but you know the fabric will
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to hang out with your younger self? To hear your childish voice and watch yourself experience certain sites and sounds for the first time. Perhaps
Well, we knew this was coming. In October 2013, Inhabitat reported on the Dallas Safari Club's nefarious plan to auction off a rare permit to hunt and kill a black rhino in the African nation of
When you were a kid, did adults always tell you to stop slouching? I had a piano teacher who would poke me in the back if I didn't sit up straight at the keyboard. Good posture is an important
Global levels of carbon emissions and greenhouse gases are a threat to human and environmental health. In China, there are days when smog levels are so high that people can't go to work or
Education funding always seems to be last on the list for politicians (even though it should be the first). Schools in Croatia face the same problem, which has spurred one enterprising
Are you an exercise nut? Do you long for specific information that will help you reach aggressive fitness goals? If so, you've probably got a lot in common with the team at Spree Sports.
Amazing AirCarbon Thermoplastic Made from Pollution Will Be Used to Make World’s First Carbon-Negative Chair
A California-based chemical technologies company claims to have created a manufacturing technology that captures carbon and turns it into a material that replicates oil-based plastics, all
The votes have been tallied and the results are in: Inhabitots has chosen the best green kids stories of 2013! The last year saw many exciting developments in cutting edge sustainable design
A child's propensity for imaginative play is a precious gift...one that typically wanes the closer we get to adulthood. It's fair to say that won't be the case in the of the Mackie family. When
It's the beginning of a New Year, and for fashionistas, that means discovering new trends in the world of clothing and accessories. What textiles, cuts, and materials will be discovered or surge
The Arrow by car designer Charles Bombardier demonstrates what would happen if an electric motorcycle and a fighter jet had a love child. Underneath the Arrow's retractable canopy, driver and
Apple Engineer Uses LEGO Bricks to Build “Hugo”-Inspired Machine That Writes Messages and Draws Pictures!
The Martin Scorsese film Hugo did something fantastic: it gave life to a machine. The automaton featured in the film mirrored technology that really existed in the 18th and 19th century--a time
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