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  • Pop Quiz : Budgets Don't Grow On Trees

    March 25, 10:47 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Typically, the budget is an astounding 2,200 pages in length and 3,000 copies are distributed to the public and press. For the first time, the Bush

  • Pop Quiz: The Electricity Gap

    March 23, 10:00 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: C) "During the past twenty-five years, electricity supplies have been extended to 1.3 billion people living in developing countries. Yet despite these advances, roughly

  • Pop Quiz: I'm The Trashman

    March 22, 11:13 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: b) "The average American throws away a staggering 4.5 pounds of rubbish daily -- that's 1,600 pounds each year," according to Heather Rogers, author of 'The Hidden Life

  • Pop Quiz: That's One Thirsty Burger

    March 21, 10:24 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: C) It takes 2,400 liters (634 gallons) of water to produce a hamburger, while it takes 40 liters (10 gallons) to make a slice of bread, and 70 (18 gallons) to grow an

  • Pop Quiz: Gassy Guests

    March 20, 9:47 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: D. "Atmospheric residence time represents the average amount of time the molecules of a greenhouse gas exist in air before it is somehow removed. The average residence

  • Pop Quiz : Where is the Air?

    March 19, 10:00 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: A. The Troposphere is the closest layer of atmosphere to the earth, and the only one you've spent any real time in. It extends about 7.5 mi(12 Km) into space, so you've

  • Pop Quiz: Clothing Au Naturel

    March 16, 11:39 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Linen comes from the fibers of the flax plant, the same one that

  • Pop Quiz: Gas Guzzling Cyclists

    March 9, 5:36 PM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: C. A gallon of gasoline contains about 31,000 calories, and "Bicycles can travel at least 10 times farther on a given amount of energy than the most efficient car,"

  • New York to Require Climate Change Bumper Stickers

    August 22, 6:33 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    Well, actually, it's not what you think: It's something better. Last week, New York State became the second state after California to enact legislation requiring that car manufacturers include "climate index" stickers warning customers of the projected

  • Come on Ride The (Japanese Super Hybrid) Train, and Ride It...

    August 15, 10:59 AM by Dominic Muren in Cars

    Woot! Woot! A rolling party it ain't, but Japan's newest super-train has something better than DJs and disco lights to smiling all the way to Sendai: Hybrid Power. The Kiha E200 packs a diesel engine and electric motors like most passenger trains, but

  • Zonbox PC: Product Takeback Comes to Electronics

    July 20, 9:32 AM by Dominic Muren in Gadgets

    The problem of toxic electronic waste is no longer a dirty little secret. Thanks to relentless efforts of consumer advocacy groups, photojournalists -- and, we like to think, little old blogs like us -- the computer industry is starting to take notice.

  • IEA Sounds Peak Oil Alarm

    July 15, 10:30 AM by Dominic Muren in Corporate Responsibility

    Like other eco-topics -- climate change, species endangerment, ocean ecosystem collapse -- Peak Oil has had it's share of detractors. Some cite Russian research claiming a geological mechanism is replenishing stores. Others contend that our supplies

  • Garden of Earth(friend)ly Delights: Corona Solar Lamp

    July 15, 6:07 AM by Dominic Muren in Sustainable Product Design

    There are few things more beautiful than a well lit garden at night time. Unfortunately, design-conscious gardeners have had a difficult choice to make. Hard wired garden lamps can be beautiful, but installation is expensive, and the incandescent bulbs

  • TH Week :: Carbon Conundrum

    February 2, 11:13 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Carbon emissions, and the climate change they cause have loomed large in the past week. Check out what our writers dug up about new global actions against the threat.

  • TH Week :: Carbon Conundrum

    February 2, 11:13 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    Carbon emissions, and the climate change they cause have loomed large in the past week. Check out what our writers dug up about new global actions against the threat.

  • Gas: The Best of the Worst

    January 14, 8:51 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    We at Treehugger are proud that our readership includes greenies from all sides of the fence. Some of you go so far as to live completely off-grid, and others of you are just looking for a way to give a greener wedding gift. However, for most of you,

  • TH Week :: Resolutions for Better Power

    December 29, 11:05 AM by Dominic Muren in Culture

    With Global warming and Oil dependency no closer to being addressed adequately, this year is sure to be a battleground for energy sources that don't leave us hanging. This week, our writers found some great prospects for both big and little power

  • Whole Town Solar Lighting

    December 18, 10:20 AM by Dominic Muren in Renewable Energy

    People have the luxury of moving out of the shade if they want to. Unfortunately, towns don't have that luxury. In particular, towns located in mountain valleys can get really dark when the sun dips low in the winter. This is the problem solved by

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