Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

Environment

Ancient Chinese Biotechnology Could Bear Fruit In Africa

Organic farming in Africa is set to get a boost from traditional Chinese biotechnology, though the key to protecting mango and cashew crops may make some a bit antsy.

DIY Invention: Pedal Powered Snowplow

Kevin Blake's self-made, pedal-powered snowplow is both effective and environmentally friendly.  Taking some of the strain out of shoveling snow, the pedal-powered snowplow uses an old riding lawnmower, a plow V-blade, and old bicycle parts.  The apparatus is 100% free of emissions and composed of mostly reused items.

Gisele And The Green Team: Supermodel Goes Super Green

Supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, presents an ironic new web series for AOL.com entitled, "Gisele and the Green Team."  The show is geared toward teaching green-living skills and empowering young girls.  The team of svelte superheroes fights evil environmental villains such as loggers and developers using beauty accessories that double as weapons.

Lava Me Tender: Big Rack Rock Invades Japanese Beach!

A five foot wide anatomically correct lava bomb resting on the beach near the Japanese seaside town of Reihoku has got tourists lining up to ogle Mother Nature's bouncy bounty.

Unique Eco-friendly Winter Ornaments for 2010

There is just something so special about a finding a unique and eco-friendly ornament. They seem to be filled with love and it is easy to tell a lot of time and thought went into making them. Take a look at the festive and unique list of eco-friendly winter ornaments below.

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew At China's Mineral Banquet

Welcome to the REAL Hard Rock Cafe. A mineral-rich exhibit at the Stone Museum in the southern Chinese city of Liuzhou City featured marbled roasts, stone cold side dishes and glittering rock candy.

Green Building From Top to Bottom: Eco-Conscious Roofing

From rooftop gardens to more traditional yet green options, roofing has come a long way.  Conventional roofs have surprisingly detrimental effects on our environment, but the ecocentric homeowner can rest assured with these three alternatives.

Magic Carp-pet Swims Into Your Living Room - Nothing Fishy Here, Folks

From ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects comes the cleverly-named Magic Carp-pet, a fuzzy little rug image of carp that appear to swim when viewed through a special glass coffee table.

A Green Home is A Warm Home: Eco-Friendly Heating Options

Stay both green and warm this winter using eco-friendly, innovative alternatives to traditional heating systems.  Geothermal heat pumps, GE's GeoSpring Hybrid, and the Complete Radiant Panel all promise to save energy and money while keeping your home toasty.

China Panda Researchers Find Panda Suits Suit Pandas

Researchers at China's critically endangered Giant Panda sanctuary are offering panda parents a helping hand raising their cubs... a warm, furry, and oddly familiar helping hand.

iPhone Battery Charger Idea Powered by Wind

A Dutch designer, Tjeerd Veenhoven has come up with a concept that may save all iPhone users some money on their electric bill. Instead of plugging in to constantly recharge Tjeerd has designed the iFan concept. It powers the iPhone by wind.

More On Eco-Building: Walls That Talk Green

The materials traditionally used for walls and ceillings can often contribute to pollution, CO2 emissions, and waste, but GreenDepot.com provides a wealth of innovative options for the eco-conscious builder.  Many of these materials qualify for LEED credits and all of them help reduce our carbon footprint.

If You're Going Green This Christmas, Think About Metal

The guilt goes on year after year. Do you buy a real tree or bring the plastic one down from the attic.  Hmm.  That plastic one is so tacky and it's not like it fools anyone.  Why pretend?  Michelle Weingeist has solved the problem elegantly with the sustainable aluminum spiral Christmas tree she named Tannenboing that doesn't pretend to be a real tree.

 

 

Solar Power Helps Lessen Tree Lot Carbon Footprint During the Holidays

In San Diego, Stellar Solar is coming up with innovative ways to use their solar powered products during the holidays. This year they are powering the world's first solar powered Christmas tree lots. Contradicting idea? Maybe.

Shoe Phone? Old School – Try Shoe Radar Instead

GPS systems are a great way to find your way – when they work. For those times that GPS doesn’t live up to its moniker, North Carolina State University is developing the shoe radar.

Building a Green Home from the Ground Up - Best Green Flooring Options

Choosing flooring materials and installation practices that suit both your needs and the environment's welfare, may seem like big ordeal.  But with options ranging from bamboo flooring to natural oil-based stains, going green has more options than you may realize - including good old-fashioned linoleum flooring!

Every Hour Is Happy Hour In Moutai, China's 'New Town of National Liquor'

Moutai, China's national drink, is under threat from pollution and urban sprawl. What to do? If you're the town of Moutai, you simply move a few thousand people away from the brewery, to the 'New Town of National Liquor'. I'll drink to that!

Green Building: USGBC Incentives Go Beyond the Trend

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is ever-increasing their efforts to promote green building materials, products, and practices.  From LEED certification credits in your home to your school, USGBC promises to improve tomorrow's planet through today's efforts.

EcoSmart Fireplace: A Green Way to Heat Your Home

Using bio-ethanol to heat your home, the EcoSmart Fireplace is an even greener alternative to an already ecocentric concept.  Eliminating the need for a chimney or flue, the EcoSmart Fireplace comes in a variety of options.

Gold Nanoparticles Like Cinnamon - Jury Still Out On Pepper

Scientists at the University of Missouri have discovered a way to create gold nanoparticles using only a tasty and powerful kitchen spice - cinnamon.