Modern Pets

Rescued Dog Becomes First Pup to Climb Mount Everest

Rescued Dog Becomes First Pup to Climb Mount Everest

An abandoned mutt that was found starving in a garbage dump in India has become the first dog to climb to Everest’s Base Camp with his globe-trotting owner. Former professional golfer Joanne Lefson

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can Parasites Teach us About Zombies?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can Parasites Teach us About Zombies?

Halloween is tomorrow, and this young girl's fancies are turning to, what else? Zombies! Yes, we all secretly worry about the coming zombie apocalypse, though not enough to assemble the

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Top Tips for Raising Your Pet in a Sustainable Way

Top Tips for Raising Your Pet in a Sustainable Way

Image via Shutterstock There is no doubt that pets give us unmatched companionship, but owning one can take its toll on the environment. In a book written by two New Zealand scientists, they suggest

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MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed a flexible dog space by using his trademark recycled cardboard tubes (attached with two wires) that can be turned from a bed, to a swing, to a maze, and even a

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Hobbit Hole Chicken Coops Bring the Beauty of the Shire to Your Backyard

Hobbit Hole Chicken Coops Bring the Beauty of the Shire to Your Backyard

As J.R.R Tolkein once wrote, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with

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Ecolite is a Compostable Cat Litter Box Made from Recycled Paper Pulp

Ecolite is a Compostable Cat Litter Box Made from Recycled Paper Pulp

Although more expensive and less durable than their plastic counterparts, biodegradable cat litter boxes have some sustainable aspects that shouldn't be ignored by feline owners. Designed by French

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Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw no shortage of eye-opening news over at Inhabitots - Inhabitat's site for green parents and kids. In the past year we saw researchers discover arsenic in apple juice, we were enchanted by a LEGO

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DIY: Homemade Pumpkin Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies That’ll Have Your Pup Drooling

DIY: Homemade Pumpkin Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies That’ll Have Your Pup Drooling

Armed with my trusty sidekick and test subject, Cooper, I set about the make these cookies out of some of his favorite things - pumpkin and peanut butter. Pumpkin is really good for dog's digestion and

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Sophie Conran’s Classic Birdhouses Bring Sophistication and Wildlife to Your Yard

Sophie Conran’s Classic Birdhouses Bring Sophistication and Wildlife to Your Yard

This beautiful bird house by Sophie Conran will give feathered friends in your neighborhood a safe place to roost, nest and start a family! It's made from sustainable FSC wood and it sets up in a snap -

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Link Roundup: Stay Cool Ways to Beat the Heat!

Link Roundup: Stay Cool Ways to Beat the Heat!

Whether you're battling a high of 100 or sitting a little comfier in the 80's, check out our links roundup for some sure fire ways to beat the heat and have some fun while doing it. From making your own

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Y-town Recycles Old Refrigerator Into Dog House for Adopted Pup!

Y-town Recycles Old Refrigerator Into Dog House for Adopted Pup!

A lucky stray dog in China recently received the royal treatment with an expansive doghouse made from a recycled refrigerator! Designed by studio Y-town, the sectioned doghouse is made from an old

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Top 5 Apps to Keep Your Kids Engaged and Entertained

Top 5 Apps to Keep Your Kids Engaged and Entertained

There's nothing more adorable than seeing a smiling kid - but when that same tot gets in one of his or her terrible moods, even the most darling child can start to look like the spawn of the devil.

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HOW TO GREEN YOUR PUP: Creating a safe environment

HOW TO GREEN YOUR PUP: Creating a safe environment

Inhabitat dog owners listen up! Looking for ways to green life with your furry four-legged friend? Considering all of the things that 'man's best friends' do for us, it's only natural that we'd want

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Recycling Zychal: Hoods and Doggie Coats Made from Broken Umbrellas

Recycling Zychal: Hoods and Doggie Coats Made from Broken Umbrellas

The next time your umbrella turns inside out beyond repair, think about mailing it to Taryn Zychal and giving it a second life. Recycling Zychal upcycles rescued umbrellas into hoods, umbrella dog rain

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A Flatpack Pet Palace Made for Eco-Friendly Felines

A Flatpack Pet Palace Made for Eco-Friendly Felines

Flatpack furniture seems to be all the rage these days. Made from 100% recycled cardboard, the Loyal Luxe Cat Chalet takes kitty living to the next level with an amenity packed palace. With

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Brick Habitats: Mini-Gardens for Habitat Restoration

Brick Habitats: Mini-Gardens for Habitat Restoration

Imagine having flora and fauna living inside the bricks of your building! A snow-white style fantasy? Not according to the designers of 'Brick Habitats' - bricks that have a little pocket for plants to

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Upcycled Umbrella Raincoats Keep Dogs Dry

Upcycled Umbrella Raincoats Keep Dogs Dry

We tend to run through umbrella's pretty quickly in New York and there isn't much to be done with them when they die. But Taryn Zychal, a Philidelphia-based industrial designer, is taking broken-down

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Solar Bird House: Late Night Bird Hangout

Solar Bird House: Late Night Bird Hangout

File this under - sure, but why? This cute-but-totally-gratuitous solar-powered birdhouse is made by OOOMS, Dutch designers of products like the Twig USB drive. During the day, a solar panel mounted on

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Houndstooth Dogtent: For The Most Discerning Pup

Houndstooth Dogtent: For The Most Discerning Pup

Most dogs feel slighted while camping. Humans get fancy, engineered tents to crawl inside and stay warm, cozy, and out of the elements. Some dogs get a bed roll and a toy, but lucky dogs get a luxurious

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A Green Roofed Dog House for Obama’s New Puppy!

A Green Roofed Dog House for Obama’s New Puppy!

The debate is still out on what kind of puppy Malia and Sasha will get. It seems the choices have been narrowed down to two dogs - a Labradoodle or a Portuguese Water Dog, both are very sweet, cuddly, and

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: For Pets

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: For Pets

We spoil our pets and it's ok. For many of us they are our children, our confidants and our friends - of course we love making them comfortable and happy as well as safe and healthy. Fortunately, a new

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REVIEW: Ruff Wear’s Eco-Sensitive Gear for Dogs

REVIEW: Ruff Wear’s Eco-Sensitive Gear for Dogs

Ruff Wear is known for their tough dog toys and gear: stuff that lasts and makes hikes and playtime a lot more fun. This past year, Ruff Wear came out with a line of eco-sensitive gear, made from recycled

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Eco-friendly Prefabs for Pets: Greenrrroof Animal Homes

Eco-friendly Prefabs for Pets: Greenrrroof Animal Homes

Move over Michelle Kaufman, these new prefabs will leave you and your pet drooling. LA-based Sustainable Pet Design combines green design, healthy living, non-toxic paints and your pet to create this

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HABBY FIGHTS BACK: Owl found in the cockpit of fighter jet

HABBY FIGHTS BACK: Owl found in the cockpit of fighter jet

Gratuitious cute animal alert part deux! We know you don't just want to hear about greener gadgets and solar power all day long, so every now and again we hope you don't mind if we bring you an injection

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INHABIPUPPY!!!

INHABIPUPPY!!!

Gratuitous cute animal photo alert! Could this puppy be our new mascot? Habby, watch yr back – this little guy’s coming for you… Via Icanhascheezburger

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RECYCLED SOCKTOPUS TOY

RECYCLED SOCKTOPUS TOY

RECYCLED SOCKTOPUS CUDDLY TOY This cuddly Socktopus is in many ways a more exotic interpretation of the famous Sock Monkey. Made from real recycled sweaters, every Socktopus is a one-of-a-kind

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ORPHANED BABY OWLS FIND CUDDLY TOY MOM!

ORPHANED BABY OWLS FIND CUDDLY TOY MOM!

Orphaned owls find new cuddly-toy mum! An adorable group of orphaned baby owls have been adopted by a silly-looking toy owl, after they were found on the brink of death in the wild. The tiny tawny

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DOG POOP POWER FOR SAN FRANCISCO

DOG POOP POWER FOR SAN FRANCISCO

Anyone who's ever spent time in San Francisco (and perhaps stepped in a stinky patch in Duboce park) knows that this is a city that loves its dogs. So much so that dog poop is a real issue in terms of

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PANDA POOP PAPER PRODUCTS!

PANDA POOP PAPER PRODUCTS!

Researchers at the Giant Panda Breeding Base in Chengdu, China are preparing to follow in the footsteps of Thailand’s Chiang Mai Zoo and turn tons of panda poop into paper. Bing Bing, Ya Guang, Qing Zi

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ROBOTIC POLLUTION-SNIFFING ECO DOGS!

ROBOTIC POLLUTION-SNIFFING ECO DOGS!

Remember those trendy robotic dog toys from a couple years back? Aibo and Poo-chi and the like? Well, sadly, after 6-year-olds tire of the novelty of electronic pets who can fetch balls, bark the

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