Kristine Lofgren

 

Kristine is a writer and designer from Salt Lake City, Utah. Passionate about green design and pretty words in equal parts, she spends her days blogging, writing, designing and working towards her Masters in English at the University of Utah. Kristine discovered her passion for the environment while growing up on the trails of the Rocky Mountains and has had her feet (and hands) in the dirt ever since.

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99-Year Old Lillian Weber is Making a New Dress Every Day for Needy Kids in Africa

99-Year Old Lillian Weber is Making a New Dress Every Day for Needy Kids in Africa

In 2011, Lillian Weber started sewing dresses for the charity Little Dresses for Africa and she has been sewing one every single day since then. It’s all part of the 99-year old's mission to

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The Mystery of the Death Valley Sailing Rocks Has Finally Been Solved

The Mystery of the Death Valley Sailing Rocks Has Finally Been Solved

Remember those crazy rocks that were mysteriously sliding along the Death Valley floor when no one was watching? Someone finally caught the stones in action and we finally know what is making

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Scientists Discover New Way the Egyptian Pyramids SHOULD Have Been Built

Scientists Discover New Way the Egyptian Pyramids SHOULD Have Been Built

The Egyptian pyramids are an incredible feat of human ingenuity - but they could have been built in a better way. Three physicists at Indiana State University came up with a brilliant method of

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Wealthy Californians are Circumventing the Drought by Trucking in Water

Wealthy Californians are Circumventing the Drought by Trucking in Water

Everyone knows that California is suffering a catastrophic water shortage, but to drive around some of the wealthier neighborhoods in the state, you might not be able to tell. That’s because

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China’s Supersonic Submarine Could Travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in Two Hours

China’s Supersonic Submarine Could Travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in Two Hours

Shanghai to San Francisco in two hours flat? It’s possible, according to the Harbin Institute of Technology, which is developing a supersonic submarine capable of traveling at a blistering

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Iceland Limits Air Travel After Volcanic Eruption

Iceland Limits Air Travel After Volcanic Eruption

A volcano in Iceland has started rumbling, threatening to spew havoc-wreaking ash into the air, which has prompted the country to close airspace over the mountain. The volcano actually erupted

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6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Northern California, Injuring Nearly 100

6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Northern California, Injuring Nearly 100

Early Sunday, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Northern California’s wine country near Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa. At least 90 people were injured and many homes have burned down after the

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Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Use Antibiotics Because of Risk to Fetus, Study Shows

Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Use Antibiotics Because of Risk to Fetus, Study Shows

As if there weren’t reason enough to avoid triclosan and triclocarban already, a new report indicates that the common antibiotics may pose a threat to pregnant women and their fetuses.

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Falling Fruit Guides You to Local Fruit That You Can Forage

Falling Fruit Guides You to Local Fruit That You Can Forage

It’s harvest season! The trees are overladed with fruit and while you may be spending your hard-earned cash at the farmer’s market to get your hands on it, did you know that you can pick

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New Wetsuit Helps Prevent Shark Attacks by Deterring Sharks and Hiding Swimmers

New Wetsuit Helps Prevent Shark Attacks by Deterring Sharks and Hiding Swimmers

If you like swimming in the ocean, but you aren’t so fond of shark attacks, get your beach gear ready. Scientists in Australia have created shark-deterrent wetsuits that keep the sharks at

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Engineering Students Create the World’s First Unstealable Bike

Engineering Students Create the World’s First Unstealable Bike

Chances are that if you do a lot of bike commuting, you’ve had a cycle or two (or three) stolen. Three engineering students in Chile got sick of replacing their own stolen bikes, so they

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Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice for the First Time

Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice for the First Time

Everyone knows that without sunlight and air, life can’t survive, right? Wrong. Scientists have long suspected that life may be humming along in some of the world’s least hospitable

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Amazing Aquarium Island Turns Your Kitchen Into an Underwater Ecosystem

Amazing Aquarium Island Turns Your Kitchen Into an Underwater Ecosystem

The Ocean Kitchen is a massive aquarium topped with an L-shaped slab of Corian that lifts up with the touch of a button. Each aquarium is limited edition and made-to-measure, and the units come

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The Bizarre Way the Ivanpah Solar Plant Wants to Solve Its Bird-Killing Situation

The Bizarre Way the Ivanpah Solar Plant Wants to Solve Its Bird-Killing Situation

What’s the world’s largest solar plant to do when its massive mirrors start frying all of the birds flying by? If the solar plant is Ivanpah, the apparent solution is to institute a sort of

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NASA’s New Space Solar Arrays Fold Like Extreme Origami Flowers

NASA’s New Space Solar Arrays Fold Like Extreme Origami Flowers

Bigger is better when it comes to space-based solar panels - but rockets have a very limited amount of room, so getting them into orbit can be a challenge. So where do NASA researchers turn when

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Speedo’s New Humpback Whale-Inspired Swim Fins Will Turn You Into an Underwater Speed Demon

Speedo’s New Humpback Whale-Inspired Swim Fins Will Turn You Into an Underwater Speed Demon

When it comes to design, it’s hard to beat mother nature. That's why Speedo turned to the humpback whale when they sought to design a pair of seriously effective flipperes. Speedo's Nemesis

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Amazing Exoskeleton Gives Shipyard Workers Superhuman Strength

Amazing Exoskeleton Gives Shipyard Workers Superhuman Strength

Iron Man, step aside - there’s a new superhuman in town. Dock workers in South Korea recently received a set of robotic exoskeleton suits that enable them to lift heavy equipment without

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Could One Piece of Clothing Have Prevented World War I?

Could One Piece of Clothing Have Prevented World War I?

In 1914, the shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fired and World War I began. The Archduke knew that there was a risk of an assassination attempt, but that day he chose not to wear the

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China to Ban Burning Coal in Beijing by 2020

China to Ban Burning Coal in Beijing by 2020

When it comes to China’s pollution problem, it seems like it’s one step forward and two steps back. China just announced plans to ban coal use in Beijing by 2020, citing the fuel source as a

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Scientists Create Cheap, Efficient Spray-On Solar Cells

Scientists Create Cheap, Efficient Spray-On Solar Cells

For the first time, scientists have figured out a way to create efficient, affordable spray-on solar cells. While the concept itself isn’t something new, spray-on technology in the past has

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Expert Says “We May Have to Migrate People out of California”

Expert Says “We May Have to Migrate People out of California”

Fire, earthquakes and one of the worst droughts in recent history - these days California is not looking like the best place to settle down. In fact, things have gotten so bad that the state

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Watch as Isolated Amazon Tribe Makes Contact With the Outside World for the First Time

Watch as Isolated Amazon Tribe Makes Contact With the Outside World for the First Time

In a rare event that few people have ever witnessed, a previously isolated tribe encountered the outside world for the first time - and the surprising moment was all caught on video. Several

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Artificial Leaf Can Make Oxygen in Space with Water and Light

Artificial Leaf Can Make Oxygen in Space with Water and Light

It seems like we are constantly getting a little bit closer to being able to live in outer space, but one teeny-tiny little detail keeps holding us back: oxygen. Plants just don’t like zero

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Can Zappos Billionaire Transform Downtown Las Vegas into a Sustainable Urban Center?

Can Zappos Billionaire Transform Downtown Las Vegas into a Sustainable Urban Center?

Back in the 1940s, an entrepreneur named Bugsy Siegel had big dreams for a shimmering oasis in the heart of the Mojave desert, and from his vision, the Las Vegas as we know it today was born. 70

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Trash-Made Sneakers Aim to Remind People About the “Plastic Legacy” of Consumerism

Trash-Made Sneakers Aim to Remind People About the “Plastic Legacy” of Consumerism

Too often the stuff we buy quickly ends up in the trash, where we forget about it. But our garbage doesn't just disappear once it leaves our homes, so what if we had a daily reminder of the

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Scientists Warn That an “Insurmountable” Water Crisis Will Grip the Planet by 2040

Scientists Warn That an “Insurmountable” Water Crisis Will Grip the Planet by 2040

A new report warns that in less than three decades, the United States (and the rest of the world) could face a full-blown water crisis if we don't change the way we generate power. As the

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Giraffe Killed After Slamming Head into a Highway Overpass Due to Negligent Caretakers

Giraffe Killed After Slamming Head into a Highway Overpass Due to Negligent Caretakers

A poor giraffe was killed after striking its head on a freeway overpass while being transported in an open container down a South African highway. The animal’s owner was moving two giraffes in

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Deadly Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across West Africa, Infects Two Americans

Deadly Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across West Africa, Infects Two Americans

It started in Guinea earlier this year, when several people died of the Ebola virus disease. From there it spread across West Africa to Liberia and Sierra Leone, and now more than 1,100 people

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New Contraceptive Implant Could Give Women Wireless Control Over Their Own Fertility

New Contraceptive Implant Could Give Women Wireless Control Over Their Own Fertility

While corporations like Hobby Lobby have been battling to take away women’s choices when it comes to contraception, the Gates Foundation and MicroCHIPS Inc. strive to give women full control

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Pangolin: World’s Most Illegally-Traded Mammal Being Poached to the Point of Extinction

Pangolin: World’s Most Illegally-Traded Mammal Being Poached to the Point of Extinction

Scaly anteaters are so in demand for their meat and scales that the animals are being poached to the point of extinction. Pangolins look like walking pine cones and can be found across Asia and

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