15 vegetables that are actually fruits

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Most of us know that tomatoes are fruits, but some of these other 'vegetables' may surprise you. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Humans are drying up the Amazon rainforest

Latest Items from TreeHugger - NASA finds that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying out – here's why. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Skeptical Science New Research for Week #45, 2019

Skeptical Science - A telegenic thumb on the scales of perception Kristin Timm reports on presentation habits of television weather forecasters, in AMS journal Weather, Climate and Society. "Conformal comportment" might be the label on the bucket of behaviors described in Timm's paper, but styles change with time— hopefully. Abstract: The journalistic norm of balance bas been described as the practice of giving equal weight to different sides of a story; false balance is balanced … [Read more...]

Compare: The Best Places to Buy Organic Food Online to Help You Save Money

Mindful Momma - A comparison of the best places to buy organic food online so you can eat healthy and save money at...Read the whole entry... » ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (c) Mindful Momma - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Combating Child Labor on India’s Tobacco Farms

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - In tobacco growing, child labor and other labor abuses are recurring problems characteristic to many agricultural communities. Underlying issues may be found in perpetuating cultural traditions, however a key root cause lies in the precarious economic situation of many smallholder farmers around the world. Philip Morris International (PMI) is committed to eliminating child labor from its tobacco supply chain; and importantly, to acting upon the root causes of … [Read more...]

Meet the Startup Aiming to Turn Skyscrapers Into Clean Energy Batteries

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - The falling cost of ever-maturing clean energy systems is well documented. Data shows that the costs for renewable energy technologies fell to a record low in 2018; and by next year, both solar PV and onshore wind farms will be cheaper to develop than the lowest cost fossil fuel-based alternative. And these cost reductions are likely to continue into the next decade. Of course, energy storage technologies will need to keep pace with the explosion of generating … [Read more...]

Glazing roasted vegetables makes them even better

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Here's a simple trick for elevating already delicious roasted vegetables. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

World’s smallest ungulate, lost for 30 years, found tiptoeing in Vietnam forest

Latest Items from TreeHugger - One of the '25 most wanted' lost species, the silver-backed chevrotain is a snaggle-toothed, deer-like species that is the size of a rabbit and walk on its tippy toes. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation: Swatches Of All 12 Shades

we heart this - press sample affiliate link What’s your shade? IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation swatches If IT Cosmetics had a cheerleading squad, I could be team captain. I get bubbly with happiness when I hear about a new release, and love pretty much everything the brand does. Even though I already own a bounty of IT’s face products, I’m giving a big “YAY team!” to its brand new Bye Bye Foundation release, which expands the color range to 12 versatile shades. IT … [Read more...]

Quantifying Sustainability Impacts and Setting Meaningful Goals

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - In the midst of an increasing trend toward setting and meeting aggressive sustainability targets, organizations are scrambling to navigate the complex challenge of quantifying their impacts, and meeting customer and investor demands. No longer is sustainability synonymous with reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Dozens of social, environmental and economic indicators are now considered staples under the massive sustainability umbrella, ranging from issues … [Read more...]

Gosun introduces flatware that’s really flat

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Who says you can't take it with you? (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

REI’s Opt-to-Act plan will lower your carbon footprint, one week at a time

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Because a single day of #OptOutside isn't enough for real action. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Top 10 most viewed rebuttals in September and October 2019

Skeptical Science - We recently posted about the Top 5 most viewed rebuttals during the month of October on social media and were surprised that the Facebook post garnered quite some reactions and managed to reach many people. So, here is a more detailed blog post also looking at September data which - most likely due to the "Greta effect" saw some interesting spikes and activities. Let's start with the ten most popular Skeptical Science rebuttals during October 2019: Note: this is based on … [Read more...]

‘Climate strike’ named Word of the Year

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Collins dictionary lexicographers observed a 100-fold increase in its usage in 2019. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

"Warm houses for all" is a great campaign slogan

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Selling energy efficiency is hard, but the UK Labour Party got it right. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

9 plants to grow for your medicine cabinet

Latest Items from TreeHugger - From sleep aids to pain relievers, here's how to grow your own natural remedies. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

You don’t need to travel around the world to take selfies with art

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Just take them with big photos, nobody will ever know. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Salomon unveils running shoes that get turned into ski boots

Latest Items from TreeHugger - The Concept Shoe is a high-performance running shoe that gets fully recycled into alpine ski boot shells. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

IKEA is rolling out urban stores for people who don’t want to schlep to the ‘burbs

Latest Items from TreeHugger - They are sized between the tiny Manhattan "design studio" and their standard big boxes. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Providing ‘Overdraft’ Protection for Groundwater in California's Pajaro Valley

Sustainable Brands - Latest News - At Driscoll’s, we’ve long advocated for responsible and collaborative solutions to groundwater management, and seek to grow in harmony with our communities. Water is a shared resource, and we all must work together at the local level to ensure it’s being managed well to keep our communities, businesses and ecosystems healthy for generations. That’s why, over the past few years, we’ve been working with UC Santa Cruz, the Resource Conservation District of Santa … [Read more...]

Low-clearance Rapid Transit: Cheaper than subways, faster than trolleys

Latest Items from TreeHugger - It has its ups and downs, but Harald Buschbacher's idea might be the best of both transit worlds. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

4 sneaky food packaging tricks to watch out for

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Here's how food manufacturers use package design to convince consumers that an item is healthy. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Sensitive But Unclassified

RealClimate - The US federal government goes to quite a lot of effort to (mostly successfully) keep sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information (like personal data) out of the hands of people who would abuse it. But when it comes to the latest climate models, quite a few are SBU as well. The results from climate models that are being run for CMIP6 have been talked about for a few months as the papers describing them have made it in to the literature, and the first assessments of the … [Read more...]