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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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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The Most Powerful Super Typhoon of 2014 Hits the Pacific

The Most Powerful Super Typhoon of 2014 Hits the Pacific

While there have been several powerful tropical storms this year, Super Typhoon Vongfong in the Western Pacific has strengthened to become the year’s biggest typhoon. With gusts over 300 mph

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The World’s Largest Underground Chamber Can Fit Four Great Pyramids Inside

The World’s Largest Underground Chamber Can Fit Four Great Pyramids Inside

Now that modern technology has mapped practically every inch of the planet’s surface, explorers are searching for new places to discover. While Mars mapping might be somewhere in the future,

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The Aeon Project Brings Augmented Reality to your Daily Commute

The Aeon Project Brings Augmented Reality to your Daily Commute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjnbiaY1JCE Once autonomous cars take over, what will we do with all of our newfound time while sitting in the car? The Aeon Project is an augmented reality

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A Simple Change in Lighting Could Be the Secret to Beating the Monday Blues

A Simple Change in Lighting Could Be the Secret to Beating the Monday Blues

Have a case of the Mondays? Philips thinks they just might have the solution: the company issued a report today showing that the secret to beating the Monday blues could be as easy as adjusting

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Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050

Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050

Get yourself ready for the ride of a lifetime, because Japanese construction company Obayashi has announced plans to build a fully-functioning space elevator by 2050. The elevator will extend

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How To Make a Delicious Caramelized Butternut Squash and Sage For Your Fall Dinner

How To Make a Delicious Caramelized Butternut Squash and Sage For Your Fall Dinner

Fall is here and if you are like us, that means you want to indulge in some delicious, hearty dishes to fight off the chill in the air -  which is why this roasted, caramelized butternut squash

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Washable, Stretchable Fabric Circuit Boards Could Be the Future of Wearable Tech

Washable, Stretchable Fabric Circuit Boards Could Be the Future of Wearable Tech

We love wearable technology, but not all of it is as durable as we like our clothing to be. Which is why researchers at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at Hong Hong Polytechnic decided to

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Aquaman Crystal Could Allow Divers to Breathe Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks

Aquaman Crystal Could Allow Divers to Breathe Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks

If you’ve dreamed of being able to hang out underwater without the tether of an oxygen tank, get ready for your dream to become reality. Scientists have created a crystalline material that can

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Oil Company Leaves ALEC Over Climate Change

Oil Company Leaves ALEC Over Climate Change

It’s easy to see why some of the more environmentally friendly companies would leave the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) based on the council's lies about climate change, but what

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Meet Nixie, the World’s First Wearable Drone

Meet Nixie, the World’s First Wearable Drone

The selfie just went airborne thanks to Nixie, a drone you can wear on your wrist like a watch! According to the inventor, with just a simple gesture, the drone takes off, turns its camera to

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Man Arrested Attempting to Cross the Border with 51 Turtles Stuffed in His Pants

Man Arrested Attempting to Cross the Border with 51 Turtles Stuffed in His Pants

Is that a turtle in your pants or are you just happy to see me? Canadian Kai Xu was caught last month while attempting to smuggle 51 turtles across the border by stuffing and taping the turtles

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Drug Cartels are Laundering Money Using Fast Fashion

Drug Cartels are Laundering Money Using Fast Fashion

Fast fashion isn’t just terrible for the environment.; new evidence shows that it is also enabling drug cartels to launder money. Police recently seized $100 million from businesses in the LA

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