Beijing's notorious air pollution has reached beyond hazardous levels in recent years, with the city covered in thick, toxic smog for a good part of the year.
The email from Banks Woodruff popped up last week, titled LEED Certification Fails to Increase Energy Efficiency The first paragraph: Today, LEED Exposed, a project of the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA), released research showing that large privately-owned buildings in Washington D.C.
Bike lanes, bike paths, bike roads, bike parking — we've seen tons of photos of this great bike infrastructure from the Netherlands.
You can play the pre-release version for free Are you frustrated by your train commute? Think you could do better than the people who planned the subway lines?
It's no secret that we're big advocates of clean renewable energy here at TreeHugger, as moving toward solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower can offer a wide range of environmental, social, and economic benefits.
The indestructible smartphone hasn't been made yet, though if rumors that Apple is going to replace glass on its devices with sapphire (the second hardest mineral after diamonds), maybe we'll get there someday.
Buckminster Fuller used to ask "how much does your house weigh?" It is still an important question, a reflection of the size and amount of material going into our buildings.
TreeHugger Town & Country is a bi-weekly series that compares and contrasts modern green living in a city and a small town through the lens of two twenty-something women.
Until this past February, it would have been illegal for Subway to sell its American-made sandwiches in Europe and Australia.
Cheap, disposable fashion is not only an environmental problem, but is also about companies giving their workers unfair wages and unsafe working environments.
Deserts are some of the most forbidding and unforgiving places on earth, yet in our collective mythologies they are also thought of as places where a transcendent, mystical consciousness resides.
Living underground and mostly out of sight, squiggly earthworms seem like such humble, mundane organisms -- that is, unless it's Australia's Giant Gippsland earthworm, which is believed to be the world's largest species of worm.
It's no secret—the United States has heavily overbuilt its transportation infrastructure for the car.
Kooshoo is a family business, started by wife and husband team Rachel Evans and Jesse Schiller, along with Rachel's sister Leilani Evans.
If you are someone who has a bit of a sweet tooth, there's a good chance that cupcakes will rank as one of life's sweet little pleasures.
Here's a first for Indonesia, a country of around 240 million people with big environmental issues. The Ulema council, a group of religious scholars and leaders, has declared a 'fatwa' (opinion on muslim law) against the killing of endangered species.
My 2000 Subaru is full of holes. Like so many other cars in Canada and the northern United States, it is exposed oxygen and water, which combine with iron to make rust.
In an organic twist on the standard vending machines we're all familiar with, one organic seed and food company is combining social media, gardening, and giveaways, all of which help promote the company's generous garden grant program.
Amid discoveries about lost cities and lost treasure come new findings on something else that has been long lost to science: knowledge of sea turtles' "lost years." As Phys.org explains, little has been known about the period of time bookended by turtles hatching and then reappearing in waters near the coastline.
I know that many of you can't get enough of Elon Musk, one of the rare entrepreneurs who is tackling big problems in difficult industries because he thinks they're going to make the biggest difference to the future of humanity, not because they're the easiest way to make millions (a man as talented as he is could have done almost anything else).