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These organic wardrobe basics are now Fair Trade too


Pact Apparel offers a range of soft basics, from socks to tees in GOTS-certified organic cottons. The company has now also earned Fair Trade certification for many of its products, and is working to get certification for even more of its factories.

Fist bumps reduce bacteria transmitted by 90% compared to shaking hands.

Remember back in 2008 when Barack and Michelle did what Fox News called a "terrorist fist jab"? It turns out they were on to something.

3D printing lets antique musical instruments be played again

We love hearing about people finding solutions to problems through 3D printing that otherwise couldn't be solved.

Meet Hank Shaw, the omnivore who has solved his dilemma


Imagine a dinner that includes nettle ravioli, huckleberry grilled doves, venison tacos, seaweed salad, and acorn flatbread, finished off with wintergreen ice cream.

Is this the best super-commuter bike ever?


Oregon Manifest's goal is to prompt the design of the perfect urban commuting bike - and in the process, give talented bike frame crafters and bike form designers the chance to show their skills.

Whatever happened to: bamboo clothing?


TreeHugger is ten years old this August. We're taking a look back at some of the changes that have happened in the green movement over the decade.

Top 10 posts of the week from cupboards to toilets


TreeHugger's Margaret Badore is pretty handy with a camera, and noses around in other people's drawers and closets to put together our number one post of the week.

Coastal wetlands could protect New York City from storms - and the Nature Conservancy is spreading the word


Few would associate New York City, often dubbed the “concrete jungle,” with biodiversity, but New York is home to 26 distinct habitats, and 230 species of bees.

5 ways to improve global food security

Nearly 1 billion people around the world suffer from hunger. Considering that we already produce enough food to feed the whole planet, this should no longer be a problem.

Organic skyscraper is built out of garbage generated by occupants


In Mike Judge's classic documentary Idiocracy, cities were full of giant towers made of garbage. Now life imitates art as Chartier-Corbasson Architectes propose a tower for London that grows as needed with its walls built from the garbage generated by its occupants and by construction sites in the neighborhood.

Wild City Mapping: Interactive online sharing of wild urban spaces (Video)


The concrete grittiness of the metropolis is not always as monolithic as it seems; there are typically pockets of green, havens of calm and urban biodiversity that thrive despite all attempts to 'develop' them into oblivion.

Why we need more human breast milk banks

Human breast milk is sometimes called “liquid gold” by hospital staff, and any parent whose premature baby has been fed with donated breast milk knows how valuable it is.

Try a bike map app that shows the best routes for the whole world


David Boudreault and Olivier Carbonneau got together and decided to index the network of most popular bike paths in the world - 1.346 million kilometers - in a single free smart phone app.

Self-cooling solar cells have greater power output, last longer


Researchers have developed a new coating that allows solar cells to cool themselves instead of requiring the use of coolants or ventilation, which can be water and energy intensive.

Music festivals are environmental disasters

Campers leave tents, sleeping bags, clothes, food, and booze behind after they're done partying all weekend.

Experimental designs made with by-products from bees and silkworms (Video)


Recently, we've seen how designers have been creating new kinds of biologically inspired products, from jewelry built by larvae, to countertop incubators that cultivate insects for human consumption, to dead beetle bioplastic.

Artist combines art with beekeeping in living polyhedral beehive sculptures


It's been said that beekeeping is an art, treading a fine balance between knowledge of bee behaviour and the cycles of development of local plant life.

Don't touch the sand patties -- BP Deepwater spill dispersants still lurk on beaches


After the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, unprecedented amounts (approx. 210 million gallons) of oil rushed into the Gulf of Mexico.

10 reasons why you should use public transport


Public transportation, while maybe not as enjoyable as commuting in your own personal vehicle, does ease congestion, reduce emissions, and give you plenty of quality time to people watch, as well as get to know your "neighbors." In addition, public transportation allows you to relax, read or nap during that commute instead of fighting and stressing and feeling the road rage.

The Model X electric SUV is coming! Tesla stopped Model S production to retool California factory


A lot of people have been waiting for the Model X electric crossover SUV for a long time, and we're now one step closer to the day when deliveries can start (currently planned for the spring of 2015, with new reservations getting delivery around the fall of 2015).


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