Will more cities ban gas hookups?

Latest Items from TreeHugger - It's not likely to happen up north, especially while gas is so cheap. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

8 natural remedies to get rid of household insects

Latest Items from TreeHugger - From ants and pantry moths to black flies and fruit flies, these non-toxic DIY solutions are safer and more eco-friendly than traditional pesticides. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Our lives have been co-opted by the Convenience Industrial Complex

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Nobody ever lost money making things easier or more convenient, and our planet is paying the price. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

US meat eaters need to cut back on beef by nearly half

Latest Items from TreeHugger - The authors of new report don't want to take away your hamburgers, but say that US meat eaters need to cut back beef consumption by 40 percent to help keep the planet habitable. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

When it comes to cycling, Delft wasn’t always Delft.

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Changing attitudes about cities and getting people out of cars takes a lot of work. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

3 forest stories you should know about

News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Human Natures shares three positive stories about forests. (c) News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

How to grow and harvest ‘cut and come again’ lettuce, for perpetual salad greens

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Harvesting a large crisp head of lettuce from the garden is a wonderful thing, but for faster yields and longer harvests, a cut and come again lettuce bed can put salad on your plate all season long. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Scotland produced enough wind energy for double its homes in last 6 months

Latest Items from TreeHugger - In the first half of 2019, Scottish wind generated enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47 million homes, almost double the number of homes there. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Protected areas are not forever

News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Protected area coverage has grown, but their impermanence means they must be defended. (c) News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

As emissions rise, UN climate talks take on greater urgency

News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Shyla Raghav, CI's climate change lead, discusses the importance of the UN climate talks in the face of a new report. (c) News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

A Bounty of Fresh Herbs and Spices Creates a Summertime Mediterranean Feast

Living Green Magazine - These delicious recipes will give you a taste of the food and flavors of the Mediterranean area.  The countries around the Mediterranean produce an abundance of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables that has been the basis for healthy eating for centuries. Lebanese Chef Joumana Accad specializes in bringing traditional Mediterranean summer favorites to dining room tables everywhere. Through her popular food blog, www.TasteofBeirut.com, she has shown thousands … [Read more...]

15 Epic Shipping Container Homes [Infographic]

Living Green Magazine - The team at TFM Removals has put together information on 15 epic shipping container homes.  As the need to repurpose things is becoming increasingly more important, shipping container architecture is paving the way for a more environmentally friendly and cost effective approach to home building. There are some great projects going on throughout the world and we have picked 15 of our favorites.  Originally posted at … [Read more...]

Don’t Sweat It: Tips for Reducing Summer Energy Costs

Living Green Magazine - With Mother Nature expected to show no mercy this summer, many families across the U.S. will predictably sweat it out financially via increasingly costly electric bills.  To cope with this summer’s high temperatures, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), an organization that advocates for energy consumers, recently announced its top 10 tips for reducing summer energy costs. Record high temperatures are expected from coast to coast in the coming months, likely … [Read more...]

Shopping For Energy Efficient Lighting? Don’t Forget These Considerations

Living Green Magazine - Lightning is one of the most critical elements in home installations and, not surprisingly, it has a significant impact on household’s energy consumption as well. A well-lit room can reap a bevy of advantages, affecting the mood, health, comfort, and productivity of its occupants. With massive advancements and improvements in lighting technology during the past few years, the array of lighting options are greater than ever. The passing of the EISA (Energy … [Read more...]

How an unheralded US law could help protect Africa’s forests

Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - The head of Conservation International's Africa field division has a suggestion for the continent’s decision-makers: redirect some of your debt to the United States into conserving nature. (c) Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

‘Ecological SWAT team’ documents treasures from a lost city

Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - A team of scientists completed a biological survey of the “White City” of Honduras, a recently discovered set of ancient ruins deep within the Mosquitia rainforest. (c) Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Using Metals as Carbon Free Fuel Alternatives

EcoGeek - Researchers are exploring the novel idea of using metals as fuels. This is not some new, exotic science-fiction material, but rather plentiful, ordinary metals such as iron that could be used in a novel way for storing and transporting renewable energy. According to a McGill University article, the research being led by Professor Jeffrey Bergthorson is proposing “a novel concept for using tiny metal particles – similar in size to fine flour or icing sugar – to power … [Read more...]

Still Plugging Electric Cars at NAIAS 2016

EcoGeek - Nobody is trying to save the planet with green cars anymore. The days of green cars being featured at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) seem to be over.  Gone are the days of rainforest themes and bamboo floors and ostentatiously placed recycling bins.  But we’ve been reporting that for the past few years. We’ve continued to note the decrease in emphasis on the importance of fuel economy, resource conservation, emissions reduction, and similar features … [Read more...]

Looking at trees can reduce problematic cravings

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Having a view of green space or access to a garden or park is linked to lower frequency and strength of cravings, study finds. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Tern’s new folding bike folds up 30 percent smaller than other folders with 20 inch wheels

Latest Items from TreeHugger - Bigger wheels mean more stability and regular-bike feel, but it comes at a price. (c) Latest Items from TreeHugger - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The climate talks: 3 things you need to know

News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Three takeaways from the UN climate negotiations. (c) News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Remembering nature poet Mary Oliver

News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - In memory of Mary Oliver, a renowned nature poet. (c) News – Human Nature – Conservation International Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Natural Ways to Treat Varicose Veins

Living Green Magazine - About 60 percent of people have varicose veins; they are more common in women. While varicose veins may sometimes cause symptoms such as pain and swelling, they are primarily a cosmetic concern for most. The blue, gnarled appearance results from blood not being properly pumped back up towards the heart, and pooling in one spot. If you are interested in natural strategies that may reduce the formation of new varicose veins, treat any symptoms you have, or … [Read more...]