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Net-zero building unveiled in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood


A ribbon cutting ceremony for a green apartment building was held today in Brighton Beach, on the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated this neighborhood in southern Brooklyn.

Off-grid 84 sq. ft. tiny homes are handcrafted for rustic living


While we often showcase tiny homes with modernist leanings, some of us may secretly yearn for a more rustic package -- on wheels.

Student invents low-tech bicycle-powered blood centrifuge


The fight against one of the most common nutritional blood disorders in the world may be getting an effective low-tech tool that could be used for better diagnosis in the developing world.

Game-changer: Rooftop solar will be at grid parity in all 50 U.S. states by 2016


According to Deutsche Bank Right now, the cost of a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system has reached grid parity - which means it costs the same or less than getting electricity from the power grid - in 10 U.S.

How to make your own DIY fire logs out of recycled newspaper (Video)


Burning wood for heat has several advantages: it's cheap, it burns hot and it's relatively better suited to places that are off-the-grid and rurally located.

Your dinner, now Plated


The following post is sponsored by Plated. We’ve all been there. It’s 7:30 on a Wednesday night, you’re just getting home, and all you’ve got in your refrigerated arsenal is frozen shrimp and—if you’re lucky—some cocktail sauce.

Wolf hunt up for vote on Michigan’s November ballot


The grey wolf was taken off the federal list of protected species in 2012, having recovered from being nearly hunted to extinction by the mid-twentieth century.

Frank Gehry gives the finger to 98% of architects. Why he should look in the mirror.


Frank Gehry made a rude gesture recently, that can't be shown on a family friendly site like TreeHugger.

Crowdsourced platform helps parents make informed decisions about kids' apps & games

Kids spend anywhere from 5 to 7 hours per day in front of a screen, often without supervision. This app allows parents to easily discover constructive media that fits their family values.

Megabattery demonstrated successfully


Alternative energy cannot take over from fossil fuels without a way to bridge over the peaks and troughs that can occur when the wind fades or the sun dips.

In 30 years time, will government carbon reduction targets even matter?

The European Union recently agreed to a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions, based on 1990 levels, by 2030.

Learn how to clean your house with food

Say goodbye to toxic cleaners. Look no further than the fridge and pantry to learn how to clean everything from pots and pans to yucky grills to carpets.

Find out what's really in your food with this new easy-to-use Food Scores app

Want some help choosing healthier, simpler, and greener food choices? EWG's new Food Scores has you covered.

5 fruit and vegetable fries you have to try


Sweet potatoes aren’t the only challenger to the conventional potato’s French-fried dominance. In fact, there are many fruits and veggies that make for a great alternative to french fries (or what our British friends might call chips).

Best in Show: The Nexus eWater recycler saves water and energy


If you live in a hot, dry climate like much of Australia or the southwest United States, grey water recovery and reuse makes a lot of sense.

The envelope please: BuildingGreen's top ten green picks for 2015, from the boring but important to the revolutionary


Brent Ehrlich, Paula Melton, and Alex Wilson of BuildingGreen are some of the smartest people in green building, and every year at Greenbuild they dig up what they call " green building products that make fundamental transformations to “business as usual” in the design and construction industry." Every year when I cover their choices, I try to make them sound exciting, but it's often hard.

New software could get rid of EV range anxiety by making better estimates of range

Researchers at North Carolina State University have made it harder for anyone to use range anxiety as an excuse for not wanting to own an electric car.

How to grocery shop like a pro

Use these 7 tips to reduce time and money spent, wasted food, and the number of nights you order in because "there's nothing in the house to eat." “If you ever walk into a store without a plan,” writes Trent Hamm of The Simple Dollar, “it’s highly likely you’re going to walk out the door with something you didn’t intend to buy.” The grocery store is full of delicious temptations that are arranged cleverly to trigger cravings and spontaneous purchases.

Common Good cleaners want to help you to reduce and reuse


At Brooklyn Fare, a sizable grocer on Manhattan’s west side, Common Good products aren’t with the other dish soaps, detergents and cleansers.

Warmer temperatures may cause more girl births

With the biggest temperature changes ahead of us, it can be hard to predict how climate change will affect the world.


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