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  • ZAP delivers first smart cars in US

    May 18, 11:00 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    A reader tipped us that yesterday was the first day that DaimlerChrysler's diminutive smart car (they prefer the lower-case "s") was to be sold in the US, and this press release seems to confirm it. ZAP, the company that imports and modifies the car for

  • Xpand System Bamboo Table

    May 18, 10:29 AM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Ingenious! Recently displayed at ICFF, this expanding table by Xpand System, an Austrian company, comes in seven styles of wood including renewable bamboo. Xpand has created a simple, functional design with the table, by having the latticed wood in the

  • Tobias Stucco interior wall finish

    May 18, 10:00 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    If you're a serious treehugger addict you probably already know a little about lime and its importance in the long history of human architecture. Recent years have seen not only builders but also artists go at it again and experiment all sort of

  • Argentinean Town Going Energetic Self-sufficient

    May 18, 9:30 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    A small town called Nuestra Señora de Koluel Kaike, located 23 kilometers from Pico Truncado's Hydrogen Producing Plant in Patagonian province Santa Cruz, was chosen as one of the five populations of the world which will begin to replace the use of

  • President's Scheduling Staff Suffer TreeHugger Alien Invasion

    May 18, 8:42 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    Never would I have imagined that President Bush would seek a photo-opportunity at a biodiesel plant. But from CNN we have the following report of a photo op from a few days ago: "Bush flew here (to West Point, Virginia), about 30 miles from Richmond, to

  • Are you bored of lunch? Try locaLunch!

    May 18, 8:42 AM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Do you rush to the same sandwich shop every day? Gobble down what you had yesterday and the day before that? Then hurry back to work just in time to make your deadline? Some days do you even skip lunch for fear of not having enough hours in the day?

  • ClimatePrediction.net

    May 18, 8:05 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    You care about the research done on global warming? You want to help, but have no scientific training? If you have one or many computers (and if you are reading this, you probably do), maybe you can do something anyway.Berkley has a distributed computing

  • Kill-a-Watt

    May 18, 7:42 AM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Want to make your home more energy-efficient but are not sure where the biggest savings could be made? Want to go off-grid but you don't know how much energy each of your appliances and gizmos use? Is replacing that aging fridge worth it? Here's a gadget

  • Indoor Grass Gardens

    May 17, 6:19 PM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Indoor grass gardens. They're unexpected. Understated. Rich in greeness. Sweet smelling. Hard not to like. This book Tabletop Gardens, shows you how to grow your own. According the author, the best grasses to grow are ryegrass, wheatgrass and orange New

  • U.N. looks beyond Kyoto

    May 17, 6:16 PM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    A two-day seminar of 190-nations is taking place in Bonn, Germany. The objective is to come up with a roadmap that would show the way after the end of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012. Meanwhile, the finger-pointing continues; developing countries like China,

  • Bouncing Buoy from Oregon State Generates Shocker

    May 17, 5:58 PM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    What is it about Oregon State U? We just wrote about their super glue from mussels and now they top that with a " permanent magnet linear generator buoy. An electric coil surrounds a magnetic shaft inside the buoy, and while coil is secured directly to

  • Toyota to Make Hybrid Camrys

    May 17, 4:35 PM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    Hmm, perhaps hybrids will be going maintstream soon enough. Toyota just annnounced plans to start producing a hybrid version of the popular Camry in late 2006. Toyota said it will have capacity to build about 48,000 of the eco-vehicles per year. It would

  • Green Architecture Has Intangible Benefits

    May 17, 2:02 PM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    A recent report in the Canadian Globe and Mail, takes the view that business buildings designed with environmentally sensitive goals in mind have "unexpected" advantages to owners and the general public. These advantages include energy savings but also

  • Microwave Ovens are Redundant

    May 17, 12:46 PM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Microwave ovens might be slightly more energy efficient than conventional ovens, but overall, I think their convenience is overrated. Some would say microwaves are essentially for reheating. I use a toaster oven or stovetop for reheating, and it takes a

  • Spelt is Elite

    May 17, 11:44 AM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Spelt is elite. If you have ever tasted the nutty, slightly sweet flavor of a freshly toasted spelt roll you know what I am talking about. I am hungry just thinking about its mad flava. This is why spelt is being rediscovered these days. It actually has

  • Why not try global sand castle building ?

    May 17, 9:11 AM by TreeHugger in Travel

    A few commenters pointed out that trying to rebuild medieval castles is not exactly the most sustainable project they could imagine... We would not like to encourage polemics on that issue but castles can have a positive impact on the way the world

  • How Green is your Hybrid?

    May 17, 8:54 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    When comparing the relative "greeness" of hybrid cars - although no car can truly be called green, except maybe for this one and some non mass-produced prototypes - most people will look at the fuel efficiency figures (the mpg ratings). This can be

  • 3R Living

    May 17, 8:23 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Happy one year to 3R Living! The future-friendly, home décor and lifestyle store in Park Slope, Brooklyn, has been incredibly well received, and the company is celebrating its first anniversary by expanding their product line and launching a new, online