Philips announces the most affordable LED light bulb ever, yours for under $5

philips, led lighting, led bulbs,  led lightbulb, new philips led, most affordable led, low cost led, low cost home lighting, green home lighting, green interior lightingPhilips wants to put LED bulbs in every home by making them so affordable that nobody will be able to resist. The global lighting leader, in partnership with Home Depot, launched the most affordable LED ever just in time for Earth Day. With a retail price of just $4.97, Philips’ new 60-watt equivalent LED sets a new standard in green lighting. To celebrate, Philips is sweetening the pot with a limited-time two-for-one deal, which lowers the price per bulb to under $2.50! This momentous achievement marks major change for both the green lighting industry and for regular folks who are finally able to embrace sustainable lighting without careful budgeting.

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Japan's Maglev train breaks world speed record at blazing fast 375 mph

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Today, Japan’s maglev (magnetic levitation) train set a world speed record, traveling at a blazing 375 mph (603 kph) on a test track.  Just a few days before, the train had set a world record when the Central Japan Railway Company’s high-speed train hit an also impressive 366 mph (590 kph) on its test track in Yamanashi Prefecture west of Tokyo. Prior to that, the previous world record was set by the rail company in 2003.

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Apple's US operations are now 100% powered by renewable energy

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Just ahead of Earth Day, Apple has published their annual environmental responsibility report, much of which highlights the projects they have undertaken in the past year to reduce their footprint, such as the two massive solar farms under construction in China and the purchase of 36,000 acres of forest in North Carolina and Maine. But what is perhaps most striking about the report is the bigger picture news that all of Apple’s US operations, all of their data centers and 87-percent of their global operations now run on renewable energy.

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Tell world leaders to ban glyphosate, which has been linked to cancer, autism

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The World Health Organization recently declared that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide RoundUp, “probably” causes cancer. Scientific experts around the world agree that the poison is likely more dangerous to humans than we currently understand, and several countries are currently considering a ban on its use. This petition is your chance to speak up, joining your voice with hundreds of thousands of other concerned citizens around the world who are demanding the chemical be barred from use until further studies can be done on the extent of its effects. The petition targets the Environmental Protection Agency as well as all government leaders worldwide who are responsible for public health policy. Tell them to protect our health and the health of our children by restricting the use of this dangerous poison!

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Handmade, wireless clay speakers amplify the "sound of the earth"

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Two-faced Austrian house hides a surprising subterranean wine cellar

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Brilliant shoe grows five sizes so kids can wear it for five years

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Like every great story, The Shoe That Grows began with someone seeing a need and figuring out a way to fill it. In 2007, Kenton Lee was living in Nairobi, Kenya. While walking to church one day, he noticed a little girl who was wearing shoes that were way too small. This of course lent itself to the question, “why?” and the resulting answer was an idea. “What if kids had shoes that could adjust and expand, so that they always had a pair that fit?”

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Solar Impulse launches sixth leg of round-the-world journey after three-week delay

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The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Chongqing, China, on March 31, where the team planned to stay for just a few days before embarking on the next leg of their epic solar-powered round-the-world flight. Unfortunately, poor weather conditions kept the plane grounded for almost three weeks. The solar-powered airplane finally launched early this morning, April 21, and is now headed for their final stop in China at Nanjing, where the solo-manned plane is expected to land after the 17-hour flight. The stop in Nanjing will be the last on the Asian continent before the record-breaking aircraft takes off for to cross the Pacific Ocean on its way to Hawaii. Of the delays that kept the plane grounded in China these past few weeks, pilot Bertrand Piccard said, “You can believe that your will can influence the weather, but then you’ll be really disappointed because it doesn’t work. Or you just know that it’s an adventure you do with the forces of nature.”

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How to build a compact and multifunctional Cheryl Cabin with just $3K of materials

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Do you dream of building your own tiny house but don’t have the foggiest idea of where to start? Architect Joshua Woodsman can help. As Founder of Pin Up Houses, a company that creates easy-to-build house plans, Woodsman designed and constructed the Cheryl Cabin, a compact and multifunctional holiday home. The stylish DIY cabin can be built in three weeks with under $3,000 worth of material.

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Dossofiorito's hanging Epiphytes vases allow plants to grow as they would in nature

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Wine bottle lamps, 3D printers, and meteorite tables take center stage at Spazio Rossana Orlandi

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INFOGRAPHIC: 24 clever storage hacks to make the most out of your space

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Tired of struggling to find space for your stuff? This infographic from Solent Plastics has 24 great storage solutions for every home, big and small, old and new, to get you organized and make the most of your space. Do your clothes tumble out of your tiny closet every day? Is your tiny kitchen preventing you from hosting that family dinner? Click on to find the perfect solution for all your storage challenges.

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10 free coop designs for keeping backyard chickens in style

 

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Are you thinking of keeping some chickens in your backyard, but don’t know how you’re going to house them? The Poultry Guide has put together this fab little collection of 10 free coop designs to help you sort out your hens’ housing with as little stress as possible. Whether you’re planning to have 2 chickens or 20 of them, you’ll certain to find the right size and shape for your individual needs, ranging from a tiny portable coop on wheels to a small barn with an attached enclosure. If you happen to make any of these, please feel free to comment below with a link and pictures!

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Collaptes furniture is friendly on the eyes, the environment, and the assembler

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NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

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NYC environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city’s eight-year-old sustainability blueprint originally implemented by the Bloomberg administration. As reported by Crain’s New York, local sustainability advocates are worried that the mayor is planning to steer the sustainability initiative away from environmental issues and towards inequality issues.

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6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

6 Fun DIY Projects to Make for Earth Day

VINTAGE TEACUP CANDLES You've probably seen fancy candles like these selling for exorbitant prices, but you can make your own for just a few bucks. Just use teacups you already own or…

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14 Awe-inspiring aerial photographs capture the beauty of the Earth

14 Awe-inspiring aerial photographs capture the beauty of the Earth

©Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Altitude Heart in Voh in New Caledonia "Heart in Voh" is a heart-shaped mangrove swamp in New Caledonia. Located in tropical coastal regions, these mangrove…

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real world

TEST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric car for the real…

Motor Trend gave the VW e-Golf electric car its highly coveted Car of the Year award this year and just about every other major automotive publication has raved about the new e-Golf,…

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Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

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Curiosity rover shows Mars has a daily water cycle like Earth

Curiosity rover shows Mars has a daily water cycle like Earth

The history of water on Mars is becoming increasingly clear as scientists explore the Red Planet’s past, and now data from the Curiosity rover has provided another key piece of…

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