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8 Weird Earth-Friendly Products

Earth day is coming, and while the sky is not falling, temperatures are still rising. Bad economy or not, we all need to chip in a little to help our mother, Mrs. Earth. If you're looking for something really unique to outdo your eco-buddies, any of these eight goodies is sure to make you only one in your friend circle with something so strange.

HYmini Wind and Solar Charger Combo Puts the GO in Going Green

The HYmini personal wind turbine and green power bank answers the question many of us have been asking for some time now: why can't wind and solar power be harnessed by runners or bikers?

Insulation and Packaging Products Made With Mushrooms Roots From Ecovative Design

Recently the co-founders of Ecovative Design, who live by the cradle-to-cradle philosophy, have invented two revolutionary new products from mushroom roots, ""Greensulate"" and "Acorn". These two products could be alternative products for energy conservation and waste reduction. "Acorn" is a compostable packaging material and "Greensulate" is an organic insulation.

Spring Is In The Air! Top 10 Businesses For Spring 2009

Spring is in the air, and as cooler climates begin warming up for the spring and summer, interesting business concepts that cater to spring activities and interests take on a whole new appeal. Over the upcoming months, the popularity of businesses with an outdoor theme will increase, while consumers take in the nice weather and get outside! In honor of spring's arrival, I'm counting down the Top 10 spring businesses of 2009!

Siberian Sculptors Erect Monument to Yeti

Last month, I wrote an article about a scientific expedition that set out to the mountains of Siberia to explore recent reports of Bigfoot sightings. Although fruitless so far, organizers deterred by the severe climate are determined to resume the search this summer. A monument has been erected to honor this yeti expedition, but viewers cannot resist the urge to smile upon viewing it. Read on and find out why.

Yellow Treehouse: Unique Restaurant Pops-Up In A Redwood Tree!

The Yellow Treehouse near Auckland, New Zealand is among the most recent of pop-up businesses to find themselves in an unusual location. The Yellow Treehouse, which started in part as a sustainability project Pacific Environments Architects Ltd, is located up a redwood tree in a forest, and now that the restaurant project has drawn to an end, the business will hopefully be opened to the public!


Russian Orphan Designs Winning Spaceship Logo

A talented, 15-year-old Russian orphan has won the competition to design the space mission emblem that is certain to go down in space travel history. Read on for more information about this very special contest and its extraordinary winner.

4P Extreme Sports Cam Action Video Minus the Filmer

The 4P Sports Cam is an interesting design that allows users to get no-hassle sports footage. No videographer is needed as the system uses GPS to track movements and provide fluid filming.


Banish Backyard Bugs with Repelight Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Compact Impact of Japan is now offering Repelight, a 26-watt compact fluorescent lighting that glows gold but acts green.

Global Climate Change Invention Award Goes To 'Kyoto Box'

...The device, which cost Bøhner $5 to make, would decrease pollution, deforestation, energy costs, and about 1.3 million deaths a year in Africa alone caused by wood-burning related respiratory illnesses. The life-saving estimate does not even include the number of deaths resulting from contaminated water.

5 Delightful Earth Friendly Bunnies Just In Time For Spring

Whether you celebrate Easter, love the Spring, want to do something cute and eco-friendly for Earth Day (April 22nd) or just love bunnies below are 5 bunny crafts made of recycled material to inspire you to live a little greener and a little hoppier. Get it? Hoppier! 

Aqua Sounders Floating Speakers Liven Up Your Pool Party

Aqua Sounders bring all your music right into the pool. These floating waterproof speakers are the perfect addition to any pool party.

Coming To A Theater Near You: Your Backyard

Think about all those live concerts on video, outdoors, in the moonlight, in your own backyard...  Will that get you kicked out of the neighborhood?!

Russian Innovation:Revolutionary Car Engine

It was certainly an American, Henry Ford, who got the whole thing started with his assembly lines in Detroit and his famous Model-T, but it is a Russian who today has developed a car engine which is sure to revolutionize that industry. Read on for more amazing details.

Businesses Of Illusion: No Green Thumb Required With The Grass Painting Industry

We all like to have green lawns to add to the curb appeal of our homes. A green lawn gives a great first impression that a home is well cared for. But seeding a lawn to healthy, green perfection can be challenging for even the lawn care professionals. Now, a new trend in landscaping is emerging; grass painting, which is being embraced by lawn care businesses and homeowners throughout North America.


GlideCycle Allows the Disabled to Bike

The GlideCycle offers a unique new way to bike for those with disabilities or simply anyone looking for a new twist on the bicycle. Sit in a suspended, weightless seat and push off with your feet.

Will Russia Be Mining on The Moon in The Next Twenty Years?

The Soyuz spacecraft may prove to be a model for a future excursion that might culminate in the establishment of Russian moon-base by 2025. According to Nikolai Sevastyanov, the president of Russia’s Energia Rocket and Space Corporation, the mining of raw materials from the lunar surface of the moon may soon be a reality. Read on for more details.

Have You Walked Your Green Home Lately?

What has 6 legs, solar panels, windmills, windows and a roof? Give up? It is The Walking House you see pictured above created by N55 and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire.

Leisurely Camping or All Out Survival: VitalStove Has You Covered

Out of propane? No time to light a campfire? VitalStove operates on any natural fuel available, providing a heat and cooking source in a pinch.


Video Footage in the Dark: Infrared Flashlight

Looks like a flashlight, functions like a night vision video camera, the Infared Flashlight Video Recorder is a simple, inexpensive way to capture videos day or night.