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Urban sprawl has been "eating our planet" for decades now, an unfortunate byproduct of urban planning that caters to the car, rather than pedestrians.
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office (FERC), 92.1% of new electricity generation capacity in the US in January through March of 2014 came from renewable energy sources.
The Pons family started making sturdy sandals in 1945, fashioning the soles from recycled tires and uppers made from soft leather.
Move over, Starbucks. The future of hip coffee might come from baristas on bikes, and Wheely's wants to get you turning the wheels of an ecological café bike.
The Guardian newspaper is running the Live Better Challenge which is " all about coming together to make a difference to our lives, and the world around us, through positive action." This month's challenge is about energy, and I was invited to contribute an article.
Paul Rudolph houses are backhoe bait; Too small, too modern, too reliant on natural light and air, too dedicated to sea and sky to survive in the age of air conditioning.
British grocery store chain Lidl has taken an unprecedented step in favour of healthy eating. As of January 2014, Lidl banned junk food and sugary treats from all the checkout aisles of its 600 stores.
Cargo biking is nothing new. The first bikes built to carry many people or heavy loads of stuff appeared more than 100 years ago in Europe.
If you follow the solar industry at all, you know that solar power costs have fallen off a steep cliff in recent years, but the graph above puts that into somewhat shocking perspective.
A survey released yesterday shows than many Americans want their employers to be more environmentally sustainable, and employers should take note.
As we recently wrote about, wolves are not just important because they keep the populations of their preys in equilibrium.
The production of cement is responsible for as much as 5% of the CO2 emitted each year. It's mostly because of chemistry; when limestone is cooked to about 1400 degrees Celsius, it drives off water and CO2 and becomes the main component of cement.
It boggles my mind that people even have to be told not to text and drive (do they have to be told not to play chess?
Since 1996, over 5 million people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war. The economic fuel for the conflict comes in part from country’s rich natural resources, which armed groups fight to control.
The future ain't what it used to be! (part 2) A little while ago we posted some images of the future of transportation as predicted from the year 1900.
Most of us are used to putting food to the sniff test, and for the most part, our senses will let us know if food is unsafe to eat.
Cycling to and from lunch yesterday on Toronto's Davenport Road bike lane, I counted sixteen cars and delivery trucks blocking the lane both ways.
The Rubble Club is a British organization "open to all who have had buildings destroyed in their lifetime." Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have the unusual honor of being eligible before their significant and important American Folk Art Museum even reaches Bar Mitzvah age.
Scrolling through my newsfeed this evening, I came across a wonderfully encouraging headline from Bloomberg: BMW lifts i3 electric car production on higher demand: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), the world’s largest maker of luxury vehicles, has increased production of the i3 electric city car 43 percent to meet demand that has exceeded the carmaker’s initial expectations.The premium manufacturer in recent weeks has raised daily output to 100 vehicles from 70 previously at the factory in Leipzig, Germany, where the model is assembled, Harald Krueger, BMW production chief, said in an emailed statement to Bloomberg.