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  • Catalytic Bacteria Zapper

    May 17, 8:14 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    As many of you may have gathered, I have a crush on 3D design on the nano-scale. Nature News describes yet another device, elegantly constructed from little more then glass and titanium dioxide that can reduce hazardous waste and clean dangerous

  • US Virgin Islands to go Solar

    May 17, 7:49 AM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    Because of soaring oil prices, the lucky residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands are encouraged to switch to solar power. At the present time, the islands burn oil that they import from St. Croix to generate electricity, so on average the utility bill of a

  • Genetically Engineered E.Coli Process to Generate Ethanol from Wood/Ag Waste by 2006.

    May 17, 7:21 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    Half the automotive fuel in the United States could be replaced with ethanol from renewable agricultural and forest waste, says a University of Florida researcher who has developed a biotechnology "bug" that converts biomass such as sugarcane residues,

  • Wolfgang Puck Disposable Instant-hot Latte

    May 17, 6:39 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    So California company OnTech spent 7 years and 24 million bucks to develop a coffee can filled with quicklime so that you can have a hot latte in seven minutes. Its market: "the people who want to have hot coffee in their car without going anywhere or

  • Bamboo Cabinets by AlterEco

    May 16, 9:31 PM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    AlterEco makes custom cabinets in Sausalito, California out of bamboo. Bamboo is more often seen in flooring, but it shows the same lustrous grain in cabinetry. AlterEco incorporates the bamboo into clean-lined, modern designs. AlterEco holds

  • Furniture by Dovetail

    May 16, 7:54 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Dovetail is particularly passionate about making furniture out of American Black Cherry. Their cherry comes from the Allegheny plateau of Pennsylvania and West Virginia where many lumber companies have established managed forests. Dovetail says they use

  • Recycled Newspaper Office Boxes

    May 16, 7:00 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    These boxes are made from recycled newspaper that is hand woven over fiberboard. Occasionally, retail chain stores will carry reasonably renewable products, and this is an example from the Container Store, priced at $19.99. They also carry a Newspaper

  • Water Filters From Clay, Coffee Grounds & Cow Manure

    May 16, 1:26 PM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    An Australian inventor claims that a handful of clay, yesterday's coffee grounds and some cow manure are the ingredients that could bring clean, safe drinking water to much of the third world. The simple new technology, developed by ANU materials

  • Terra Plana Shoes

    May 16, 12:39 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    Terra Plana shoes were featured recently in London's Financial Times report on green fashion. Terra Plana's focus is to construct shoes with an efficient use of natural materials, while minimizing toxins and glues. Terra Plana uses a traditional

  • Whole Foods to Reduce Waste to Zero

    May 16, 12:19 PM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    Whole Foods is aiming to reduce its waste to zero. The company is trying to reach this goal by composting its unusable food, floral and food-soiled paper waste. According to Whole Foods, it hasn't been easy, the company officials say they have had to

  • Argentinean Scientists Get Pure Hydrogen Through Ethanol

    May 16, 11:50 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    Recently hydrogen as source of energy was deeply discussed in the very commented The Hydrogen Economy isn't Coming Soon. Well, from Argentina a new element arrives to the discussion, as members of the Catalytic Processes Laboratory (LPC) of University

  • Seriously, this is really funny: Clowns Without Borders!

    May 16, 11:45 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Clowns Without Borders is a 'not for profit' NGO which travels around the world bringing smiles and moments of joy to those in crisis. They work in war zones, natural disaster areas, refugee camps and disadvantaged social areas. Their aim is to work

  • Green is the New Black

    May 16, 10:53 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    Treehugger often covers ethical "green" clothing and point to a Financial Times article that covers many of the ethical labels out there. Its not just about organics, either- people are concerned not just about ways of curbing child labour or

  • Support from city folk takes root on the farm

    May 16, 7:17 AM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Reading The Long Emergency makes this treehugger start thinking about what to write- no more nuclear batteries, lets talk about where our next meal is coming from. For example, many people are now investing in Community Supported Agriculture- (CSA),

  • Q. & A. Finding Used Materials in New York

    May 16, 1:43 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Q. I've searched a bunch for this, but haven't been able to find any source of used lumber in new york (I'm looking for structural wood for shelves). Buying "new" feels sort of horrific. Any pointers? Jeff A. Hi Jeff. If you are not in a hurry for your

  • They felt it: Emilianas

    May 15, 12:09 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    These cosy little numbers are brought to you by the Barcelona based, design partnership of Emili Padrós and Ana Mir. We like these funky red slippers not only for their stylistic flare, but also for their complete simplicity and economy of design. They

  • The Long Emergency: a Long Review

    May 15, 9:04 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Run, don't walk (and certainly don't drive) to your nearest bookstore and buy the Long Emergency. It will define the discussion for years to come.

  • Baby you can drive my cow pattie powered car

    May 15, 8:31 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    Notwithstanding our reservations about the hydrogen economy and our previous posts about poo power, It seems that a Minnesota dairy farm run by the Hubenschild family has been making biogas (methane, carbon dioxide and water vapour) by feeding cow manure