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    Porsche to make a hybrid

    May 24, 7:55 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    According to the Detroit News, Porsche will make a hybrid version of its Cayenne SUV in 2008/2009. One reason behind this decision is certainly the rising oil prices which must have played a part in the 27% decrease in sales for 2005 so far. It is very

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    Rubbish Garden at Chelsea Flower Show

    May 24, 7:12 AM by TreeHugger in Lawn & Garden

    Garden designer Claire Whitehouse has built a garden around rubbish as the main attraction in this year's Chelsea Garden Show, opening today. The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) commissioned the rubbish garden "to show that recycling,

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    New system to purify hog waste

    May 24, 6:58 AM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    Don Lloyd of Little Creek Hog Farms demonstrated his $150K purifying system by drinking what only six hours ago was "pig water." Hog farming is a big environmental problem with "hog lagoons" threatening rivers, underground water springs and constantly

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    Treehugger Photo Contest

    May 24, 6:52 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    The entries are beginning to come in at the Treehugger Wind Farm Photo Contest- We present here Sparktography's stunning "A foggy day at the wind farm near Walla Walla, WA." Submit your pictures to Flickr and tag them treehuggerwindfarm before June

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    Tacoma Man Installs Sizeable Rainwater Cistern

    May 24, 1:50 AM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    Rainwater — it's almost always purer than groundwater. It's abundant. It's free. Based on this reasoning, Tim Bennecker installed 1700-gallon cistern in his front yard in Tacoma, Washington. He plans on using the water to flush his toilets, wash

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    Recycling Plastic into Roads in India

    May 23, 12:41 PM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    K Ahmed Khan came up with an idea to mix recycled plastic with ashphalt to lay roadways. Khan has been running his company, KK Polyflex, for 20 years, producing plastic sacks. About 8 years ago he realised that the anti-plastics lobby had a point, and

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    First "Wave Farm" Announced

    May 23, 11:48 AM by TreeHugger in Corporate Responsibility

    A wave power plant, the first of its kind, is set to go on line off Portugal in 2006. The Norwegian energy company Hydro is a major funder for the project. The power generators will appear as giant orange tubes floating on water off the coast of northern

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    pair Networks: Thanks!

    May 23, 11:30 AM by TreeHugger in About TreeHugger

    pair Networks are the people nice enough to host Treehugger's newly upgraded dedicated web server. We were especially pleased to discover they run their hosting business with some eco-initiatives in mind. pair employees are asked to shut down

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    T-shirt Recycling with Cronick Valentine

    May 23, 8:42 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    We know we aren’t the only ones that still have those concert t-shirts from the 80s that we just can’t get rid of…it’s okay to admit it. They might be a little worn, but Scott Cronick, owner of Cronick Valentine in the East Village of NYC can still

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    The BBC's eco-friendly garden design contest

    May 23, 8:05 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    A few months ago, in the context of their Planet Under Pressure series, the BBC asked its readers to "design a garden which is a relaxing green space for you, your family and friends, uses natural resources in a sustainable way and encourages a wide

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    Skid Mounted Filtration Unit by Niro, Inc.

    May 23, 8:00 AM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

    For the next step up in water filtration after clay and coffee grounds, this company, Niro, Inc. offers custom-designed membrane filtration systems utilizing microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, or reverse osmosis. The company Filtration

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    Another way of walking through life: El Naturalista

    May 23, 7:45 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Fashion

    This is the slogan of the Spanish natural shoe company El Naturalista, which was founded in the Rioja region of Spain and is now selling in outlets around the world. Their website gives the impression of a caring, forward thinking company with respect

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    China to build offshore wind farms

    May 23, 7:41 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    China. A country that we're hearing a lot about in the eco-community lately. Mostly doom & gloom, but a few encouraging things like this China Daily article which reports that China plans to "make offshore wind farms a key part of its renewable energy

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    Héctor Canteros' Educative Recycled Games

    May 23, 7:00 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Argentinean chess professor Héctor Cateros has developed a way to close a perfect circle: he found they could recuperate the recreation breaks in schools for playful purposes and diminish the discipline problems among the kids, all by using different

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    Wind Farms: Beauty or Blight? Photo Contest

    May 23, 7:00 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    This weekend we read of yet another group of NIMBYs objecting to a wind farm on Georgian Bay north of Toronto. Notwithstanding the fact this is Canadian Shield, there is no agriculture or industry other than pandering to rich City folk, and a wind farm

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    Hybrid cars: some online resources

    May 22, 7:48 AM by TreeHugger in Cars

    There are many websites dedicated to informing potential buyers of hybrid cars and giving tools such as discussion forums, databases to track fuel efficiency, etc, to people who already own one. We've already mentioned last autumn, but a

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    We Cover the Waterfront

    May 21, 9:48 AM by TreeHugger in Renewable Energy

    We love Sploid, with its cheeky headlines and online tabloid style. It even covers stuff relevant to treehuggers like this story about power generation from wave action. But we scooped'em here- read the Treehugger take on wave power below. We covered


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