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Score a $749 Naturepedic organic twin mattress in our Back to School Giveaway!

Score a $749 Naturepedic organic twin mattress in our Back to School Giveaway!

It's almost that time of year again. Where did summer go? As the kids go back to school, they may be feeling some stresses along with all the excitement. One of the most important things you can do as a

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Boyan Slat’s Great Pacific Garbage Patch expedition shows the plastic problem is “even bigger than we thought”

Boyan Slat’s Great Pacific Garbage Patch expedition shows the plastic problem is “even bigger than we thought”

Plastic trash in the ocean is a huge problem - a ‘millions of tons’ type problem. New evidence suggests that in the San Francisco Bay area alone, there will soon be a lot more plastic floating in the

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This concrete dome home survived a wall of flames without a scorch mark

This concrete dome home survived a wall of flames without a scorch mark

In 1999, Washington state resident John Belles made a smart decision. Knowing that he lived in an area prone to wildfires, he built his home from concrete to reduce the risk of losing his house, should a

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The Tesla Model S P85D just broke Consumer Reports’ scoring system by earning more points than they give

The Tesla Model S P85D just broke Consumer Reports’ scoring system by earning more points than they give

The Tesla Model S P85D hit the market last December and Consumer Reports did what they do best; they evaluated the heck out of it. The electric luxury car performed so well in nearly every test that is

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NASA predicts a dangerous sudden rise in sea levels

NASA predicts a dangerous sudden rise in sea levels

Sea levels are rising at a speed that is both shocking and devastating. NASA satellite data suggest that we could be looking at a three foot (one meter) rise in the next 100-200 years, putting coastal

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All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

The Netherlands have just become an example of the right way to respond to citizens’ demands for clean energy. Following a ruling earlier this year, after countrymen sued their government to reduce CO2

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Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways

Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways

On the heels of the disaster which caused 3 million gallons of toxic waste to spill into the Animas River in Colorado earlier this month, conservationists are rightly freaking out about the likelihood of

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First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

One of Alberta’s biggest solar installations has been built in one of the most unlikely places—the heart of Canada’s Peace River oil sands. The Lubicon Lake Band aboriginal community launched the

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Tesla is giving away 100 free electric vehicle charging stations to Airbnb hosts

Tesla is giving away 100 free electric vehicle charging stations to Airbnb hosts

In its latest bid to make electric car charging stations available everywhere, Tesla is partnering with Airbnb to provide at least 100 free charging stations to eligible hosts. The program is kicking off

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Florida governor declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika approaches

Florida governor declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika approaches

The National Weather Service has reported that Tropical Storm Erika is “wobbling” its way toward the Bahamas. We know what you’re thinking: storms don’t wobble, so that can’t be good. And

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Paris “coolhouse” brings down city temperatures by reflecting sunlight back into space

Paris “coolhouse” brings down city temperatures by reflecting sunlight back into space

This summer, a series of demonstrations in Paris have launched to show how to use “photonic membranes” to cool large areas of land, buildings, and, conceivably, entire cities. Designers from the

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Scientists just discovered a deepwater reef more diverse than the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists just discovered a deepwater reef more diverse than the Great Barrier Reef

Park officials in the southern Australian province of Victoria say a deepwater reef has been discovered there that may have more coral, sponge, and fish than the Great Barrier Reef. Wilsons Promontory

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There’s not enough money to save the West from an increase in blazing wildfires

There’s not enough money to save the West from an increase in blazing wildfires

This just might be the most cataclysmic forest fire season in history. So far this year, the Forest Service has spent $800 million trying to keep the blazes from raging too far out of control. This cost

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Greenbuild 2015 kicks off in Washington D.C. November 18th!

Greenbuild 2015 kicks off in Washington D.C. November 18th!

The excitement is already building, and this year’s Greenbuild taking place in Washington, D.C., November 18-20, is gearing up to be a Monumental Green event. Greenbuild offers a truly unique

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Tesla drivers make a recordbreaking 452.8 mile road trip on a single charge

Tesla drivers make a recordbreaking 452.8 mile road trip on a single charge

Since the advent of electric cars, range anxiety has plagued drivers, limiting their road trips based on the number of miles one could conceivable travel on a single charger. Although Tesla is rapidly

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One of the world’s largest glaciers just lost the biggest chunk of ice ever recorded

One of the world’s largest glaciers just lost the biggest chunk of ice ever recorded

NASA satellites are pretty nifty, in large part because they capture world events that we might not know about otherwise. That’s what happened recently, when NASA’s Landsat 8 recorded the image above

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5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards

5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards

copenhagen, Denmark, Design, Design for Health, Design to Improve Life, eco design, green design, humanitarian design, index award winners, index: award, Sustainability, Sustainable Design, world’s

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Obama announces plans to bring energy efficiency to households across the US

Obama announces plans to bring energy efficiency to households across the US

President Obama said he will use all of his powers -- including the power of the veto -- to defend his plan for climate change, the White House said. This announcement comes on the eve of new rules that

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Austrian scientists create a cheap, flexible solar cell just 3 micrometers thick

Austrian scientists create a cheap, flexible solar cell just 3 micrometers thick

For several years, the age old mineral perovskite has been something of a holy grail of solar cell efficiency; the mineral is abundant, cheap, lightweight, and highly efficient when it comes to absorbing

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Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

Wild birds are being hunted by the millions throughout Mediterranean Europe with impunity, despite strong laws against the practice. It is estimated that 25 million birds are hunted annually, using cruel

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Audi e-tron quattro concept previews the fully electric Q6 e-tron SUV

Audi e-tron quattro concept previews the fully electric Q6 e-tron SUV

The Tesla Model X electric SUV is finally going to arrive this fall, but it may not be too long until other automakers release their own fully electric SUVs. Audi has already announced plans to introduce

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The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

France is declaring itself the leader of sustainable transportation, by banning all cars on the streets of Paris for one entire day. On September 27th, “A Day Without Cars” will make the French

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Researchers develop a battery clean enough to eat

Researchers develop a battery clean enough to eat

In our wildest dreams, enviro-geeks imagine a future in which solar hover cars zip silently by while our homes and factories chug along completely pollutant-free, powered only by the wind and the sun.

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UK farmer grows his own eco home from sustainable hemp crops

UK farmer grows his own eco home from sustainable hemp crops

When UK farmer Nick Voase switched his croplands from potatoes to hemp after severe flooding in 2007, he probably didn’t know he’d one day be using part of his harvest to build a home. Fast forward to

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German woman ditches her apartment and starts living on a train

German woman ditches her apartment and starts living on a train

From tiny houses to trailers, minimalist living has become the perfect solution for people who have had it with conventional homes and all their stressors. A German woman has taken things one step

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California is sinking 2 inches a month because of drought-driven groundwater pumping

California is sinking 2 inches a month because of drought-driven groundwater pumping

Scientists have known California is sinking for years, but new data from NASA show the state is subsiding even faster than previously thought due to relentless pumping of groundwater - largely for

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New study finds horse and beaver in specialty ground meats

New study finds horse and beaver in specialty ground meats

A new study on ground meat sold in stores in the United States has shown that more than a whopping twenty percent are mislabeled. Chapman University’s Food Science Program put commercial ground meat to

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New hydrogen cellphone battery can power an iPhone for a week

New hydrogen cellphone battery can power an iPhone for a week

The answer to frustrated smartphone users’ prayers everywhere are being answered with Intelligent Energy’s hydrogen fuel cell charger, which can keep an iPhone charged for up to seven days. They have

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Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

One of our favorite architecture firms, Foster + Partners, just announced an exciting new project with our of our favorite green car makers, Nissan. The two companies will partner to develop and design

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MIT’s groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 materials simultaneously

MIT’s groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 materials simultaneously

This week, an MIT research team announced what they have developed a low-cost 3D printer that can use up to 10 different materials for one project. The innovation comes out of MIT's Computer Science and

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