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    Wall Street Discovers Renewable Energy.

    May 26, 7:00 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    Looks like Wall Street is finally entertaining the thought of investing in renewables. "HUNTINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2005--Green Energy Resources (OTC.PK:GRGR) confirms it will speak, and host a luncheon at the Wall St. Renewable Energy

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    Solar-Powered Web Sites by SolarHost

    May 25, 12:48 PM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Yep, you can power your web site via the sun. SolarHost claims to be the only internet company that is totally powered by renewable energy. SolarHost maintains a large, privately-owned solar power system, comprising 12 high-density 110W panels. After the

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    Power and Fresh Water From the Deep Ocean

    May 25, 12:15 PM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    John Craven, and his company Common Heritage Corporation (CHC) plan to produce "sustainable" power and fresh water by drawing water up from the deep ocean. The project is intended to provide electricty, water and food for a new residential and commercial

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    Everlite: Solar-Powered Portable LED Lights

    May 25, 11:40 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Three worthy attributes: "portable", "LED" and "solar"! Everlites are task lights that run automatically from dusk to dawn. They are charged by a weatherproof solar panel, and are meant to run for 12 hours on just 3 hours of sunlight. They are also

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    TreeHugger Survey — It's a Win/Win Proposition

    May 25, 11:00 AM by TreeHugger in About TreeHugger

    At TreeHugger we know that our readers are the coolest folks on Earth — but we can't be certain that potential sponsors will take our word on it, so we created a survey to get some "reader stats" to quantify said coolness factor. Readers that

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    Cooperating with Images - La Lluna

    May 25, 10:30 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    How do charities, NGO’s and social services promote their work? Well usually with a lot of difficulty since graphic designers, photographers and ad execs all come at a very high price. But here in Barcelona it seems as though good causes are getting

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    Eco Lips

    May 25, 8:31 AM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Did you know your lips are one of the most sensitive parts of your body? Unlike the rest of our skin, our lips have no extra moisturizer other than the saliva, which in fact dries them out even more. It kind of seems like a no-brainer that we'd only

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    The Swap-O-Matic

    May 25, 8:28 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Swap-o-matic is "a new fun way to reduce consumption and waste in our community! The Swap-O-Matic is a vending machine that allows you to give away things you don't need, and get things you like, all for FREE!" It is also a very cool thesis project by

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    Today Show: Real-world impacts of driving a hybrid

    May 25, 7:48 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    HybridBlog followed the Today Show's "Great American Gas Challenge": The idea was to have three families take a vacation across the US with the same budget but each in a different type of vehicle (one of them being a Civic hybrid) to see the real-world

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    Cloning endangered species - Watch out!

    May 25, 7:01 AM by TreeHugger in Economics

    At a time when more species are constantly being added to endangered species lists, could cloning technology step in? This 2002 article tells us that China was "just a step away from being able to clone giant pandas". I couldn't find out anything about

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    Colorado Welcomes US' Largest Corn-to-Ethanol Plant

    May 25, 7:00 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    As with all things ethanol, this is a conflicted tale, with surpising insights. Reported in the Greely Tribune this week: "When Great Western Ethanol's plant ... becomes operational..., its impact will stretch from Iowa to California. The plant, at full

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    Seacell: Seaweed Enhanced Underwear and More

    May 25, 12:21 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    Want a bit of the ocean in your clothing? Seacell is a fabric made out of Lyocell (a 100% wood pulp fiber) and seaweed. The theory is that your skin will absorb nutrients from the seaweed, which is quite mineral- and vitamin-rich. From what I can gather,

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    Stone & Giacomotto Cacao

    May 24, 12:55 PM by TreeHugger in Green Food

    Nathan Stone and Christophe Giacomotto specialize in raw cacao beans — in fact, that's all they sell. Their intention was to provide a source of unadulterated cacao for the home chef, where subtle flavor and texture of cacao beans is desired such

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    Man Makes Wind Powered Pond Aerator, Sells It on EBay

    May 24, 12:06 PM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Scott Hite has made a pond aerator that is powered only by the wind. You could install in your pond for aeration purposes. But it will also attract sightseers interested in capturing a photograph of an alien space probe. It is suitable for ponds up to 8

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    Treehugger at Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

    May 24, 11:54 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    We attended Toronto's rainwater harvesting workshop this morning, looking for the answer to the question- why bother when we are beside a freshwater lake and can just pump more? a) The answer- infrastructures for pumping and cleaning water are not

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    ducduc: Adaptable Children's Furniture

    May 24, 11:17 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    ducduc is a newly formed design collaborative that focuses on creating furniture for infants and small children. They are bringing some new ideas to a fairly static genre, especially in terms of what "convertible" means. Not only do cribs convert to beds

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    The TH Interview: Argentinean Architect Carlos Levinton

    May 24, 9:10 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    The investigation group commanded by architect Carlos Levinton has been working in the research and development of sustainable models since 1986, and has created a lab that explores the employment generation by/and the development of materials. The

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    Eco-tip: Pine cones make good cat toys

    May 24, 8:36 AM by TreeHugger in Culture

    Instead of buying small toys made in Asia from questionable materials, under questionable labor standards and shipped across the globe using much precious energy, why not just go for something all natural, biodegradable and free. My experience has shown


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