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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Ambulance Drone Could Provide Life-Saving First Aid in Just One Minute

Ambulance Drone Could Provide Life-Saving First Aid in Just One Minute

When you have an emergency, the time it takes for help to arrive can be the difference between life and death. An ambulance takes an average of 10 minutes to get to the scene of an accident -

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Exotic Green Tea, Avocado & Spinach Energy Smoothie

HOW TO: Make Your Own Exotic Green Tea, Avocado & Spinach Energy Smoothie

For those days when you need a burst of energy but you are craving something that doesn’t taste like the same old energy drink, you may want to try this exotically delicious spinach and green

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How Wearable Technology Could be Bad for Your Health

How Wearable Technology Could be Bad for Your Health

Wearable technology is blowing up, so with new smart watches and smart textiles popping up constantly, it might be past time to consider what all of those little electromagnetic signals are

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Himalayan Viagra Causes Fungal Gold-Rush in the Tibetan Plateaus

Himalayan Viagra Causes Fungal Gold-Rush in the Tibetan Plateaus

High in the Himalayas grows a highly sought after medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra. And while many global leaders fail to enact policies to protect their own resources, two remote

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One-Third of Scotland Could Soon Be Powered by the World’s Biggest Underwater “Windmill” Tidal Plant

One-Third of Scotland Could Soon Be Powered by the World’s Biggest Underwater “Windmill” Tidal Plant

In between the Scottish mainland and the Orkney Islands lies the Pentland Firth, a turbulent sound with tides that can reach up to a startling 18 miles per hour. That’s a lot of untapped

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Old Cigarette Factory to Become Solar and Wind Battery Plant

Old Cigarette Factory to Become Solar and Wind Battery Plant

Normally when a massive factory closes its doors an outlet mall or giant water park pops up in its place. But one former cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina is turning into something

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A 700-Year-Old Virus Was Brought Back to Life and Used to Infect Plants

A 700-Year-Old Virus Was Brought Back to Life and Used to Infect Plants

If you thought you had nothing to worry about from 700-year-old viruses, think again. Researchers just resurrected a virus from seven-century-old caribou poop and used it to infect a plant,

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Humans Might Already be Evolving into a New Species

Humans Might Already be Evolving into a New Species

Some scientists think humanity might be heading toward extinction, but others, like the founder of Harvard Business School's Life Sciences Project, Juan Enriquez, believe that perhaps we are

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Will.i.am Creates a Truly Independent Smartwatch That Includes Designs by Zaha Hadid

Will.i.am Creates a Truly Independent Smartwatch That Includes Designs by Zaha Hadid

While some smart-watches out there are really no more than a complement for a smartphone, Will.i.am has created a truly independent smart watch that operates completely on its own. Called the

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HOW TO: Citrusy Pumpkin and Orange Soup will Brighten Your Day

HOW TO: Citrusy Pumpkin and Orange Soup will Brighten Your Day

It’s almost time to start carving out Jack-O'-Lanterns, which means piles of pumpkin waste. We’ve got you covered on roasting the seeds like a boss, so how about taking all that pumpkin

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MGM Installs America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array but it Only Powers 1/5 of the Hotel

MGM Installs America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array but it Only Powers 1/5 of the Hotel

When you think Las Vegas you might not think about sustainability, but that’s all starting to change - in a big way. MGM Resorts announced that it has installed the largest rooftop solar array

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INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Ahead for an Overpopulated Planet

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Ahead for an Overpopulated Planet

Right now there are 7 billion people on the planet and that number keeps growing. To support that many people, the planet's natural resources have been stretched to capacity. Now add 3

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Climate Change is Shrinking Alpine Goats

Climate Change is Shrinking Alpine Goats

There are some consequences from climate change that are easy to see - melting glaciers, climbing sea levels and some seriously nasty droughts - and then there are the not so obvious effects.

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The World’s First Working Hoverboard is Finally Here

The World’s First Working Hoverboard is Finally Here

When it comes to hoverboards, we’re beginning to feel a bit jaded: we’ve been promised so much and yet we still don’t have a single working board to show for it. Nevertheless, the

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Does This Gorgeous Packaging Tempt You to Eat the Insects Inside?

Does This Gorgeous Packaging Tempt You to Eat the Insects Inside?

If you are like most Americans, the thought of biting into a nice, juicy cricket probably doesn’t hold much appeal. But many countries around the world consider insects to be a real treat. So

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Vik Muniz Transforms Trash from Brazil’s Largest Landfill into Astonishing Works of Art

Vik Muniz Transforms Trash from Brazil’s Largest Landfill into Astonishing Works of Art

While journeying back to his family home in Brazil, Muniz visited one of the world’s largest landfills—the now-closed Jardim Gramacho. It’s there that he witnessed the catadores; the

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Researchers Take an Up-Close and Personal Look at What Pollution Does to the Body

Researchers Take an Up-Close and Personal Look at What Pollution Does to the Body

Air pollution is one of those things that we know is awful for our bodies, but it can be hard to see the actual impact. So even though about 3.7 million people died prematurely from air

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Michigan Poised to Start Banning Tesla Sales

Michigan Poised to Start Banning Tesla Sales

Michigan just passed a bill in state legislature that essentially bans Tesla from selling cars within the state. HB 5606 prohibits vehicle manufacturers from selling cars directly to consumers.

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PETE Turns Plastic Bottles into Clothing Right at Home

PETE Turns Plastic Bottles into Clothing Right at Home

Want to reduce your plastic waste without it ever leaving your home? Meet PETE, one of the six finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab competition, which lets you recycle plastic bottles into

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Bake Your Own Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts Right at Home

Bake Your Own Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts Right at Home

Who doesn't love donuts - they’re the perfect portable treat for any time of the day. Unfortunately, they aren’t exactly health food. So if you want to make favorite guilty pleasure just a

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Lockheed Martin Announces a Major Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

Lockheed Martin Announces a Major Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, with secret laboratories and futuristic technologies, but it's real - Lockheed Martin’s stealthy Skunk Works division just announced

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Deforestation May Have Paved the Way for Ebola

Deforestation May Have Paved the Way for Ebola

There are plenty of reasons to fight against deforestation - climate change, loss of animal habitat and destruction of indigenous ways of life - but there’s one reason that you may not have

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Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Automobiles have pretty bad space economy, but it’s hard to visual just how bad. So a group of Latvian cycling advocates decided to create a visual demonstration for International Car Free

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New Batteries Charge to 70% in Two Minutes and Last 20 Times Longer

New Batteries Charge to 70% in Two Minutes and Last 20 Times Longer

We use rechargeable batteries for practically everything these days - from our toothbrushes to our cars - but when a battery runs down, it can put a damper on our daily routine. Now imagine that

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The World’s First 3-D Printed Rocket is Ready for Lift-Off

The World’s First 3-D Printed Rocket is Ready for Lift-Off

Is there anything 3D printers can’t do? From internal organs to cars, 3D printers around the world have been churning out just about anything you can imagine. But now a British team of

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Five Building Technologies Bridge the Gap

INFOGRAPHIC: How Five Building Technologies Bridge the Gap

We tend to take for granted the bridges that bind the world around us, but where would we be without gap-spanning marvels of modern construction? The Ohio University's Masters in Civil

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Enter Inhabitot’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Enter Inhabitot’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Inhabitot’s Green Halloween Costume Contest is back! Know a tot with a particularly awesome costume this year? Want a chance at $200 in prizes and to be featured on our site? Think you have

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Robotic Fabric Could Be Used to Create Moving Clothing

Robotic Fabric Could Be Used to Create Moving Clothing

We’ve all heard of electronic fabrics, but robotic fabrics? That’s a new one. Researchers are Purdue University are developing an electronic skin-like fabric that can move on its own,

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German Artist Turns a BMW Into an Unbelievable Mobile Music Machine

German Artist Turns a BMW Into an Unbelievable Mobile Music Machine

German artist team Neulant van Exel - comprised of architect Axel van Exel and sculptor Marian Neulant -  turned an elderly BMW 820i into a fabulous party machine called the Brassmobil. With a

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Space Burial Service Will Launch Your Pet’s Remains into Outer Space

Space Burial Service Will Launch Your Pet’s Remains into Outer Space

We may not be able to live in space, yet, but you can spend your afterlife in outer space - thanks to companies who will send your cremated remains into orbit - and now your pooch can join you

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