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    PlantNative: Native Plants In Your Garden

    May 12, 9:13 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Want to get started using native plants in your garden? The PlantNative web site may be what you need. Their web site hosts a "Native Plants Nursery Finder" which lists, by state, the nurseries that specialize in native plants sales. They also

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    Young Scientist Alert!

    May 5, 6:07 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Our buddies at Worldchanging have a problem. Antarctic explorer Ben Saunders is going south in October, and they want it to be a green expedition (do we need different words for Antarctica? no soot, no residue, lets call it a white expedition.) Current

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    Catching Water From Fog and Dew

    April 21, 10:08 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Water

    FogQuest is a Canadian non-profit organization that assists families in developing countries tap into fog and rainwater as a source for clean water. They use special nets on mountains for fog collection and even rock structures for dew collection, to

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    Stinkless Swedish Composting

    April 21, 8:30 AM by Dominic Muren in Natural Sciences

    The biggest pains of composting go hand in hand: The need to flip the pile, and the stink of it all. You've got to turn over the pile to make sure the new scraps get into the mix, but at the same time, the more you flip, the more you stir up the

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    NeoRural-hanging out in the Raval

    April 15, 2:30 PM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    An exhibition of experimental sustainable product design is currently showing at a small gallery in the Raval - the heart of the alternative culture scene in Barcelona. The Ego Gallery is showing the work of Martin Ruiz de Azúa and Gerard Moliné whose

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    Chai Mulch

    April 14, 8:56 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Some people's gardens have the slight aroma of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Their gardens are mulched with recycled Chai or tea. "Chai mulch" (heh) is the invention of Ken Foster, founder of Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping in Santa Cruz, California. He

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    GroundScape Recycled Tire Mulch

    April 11, 8:04 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    GroundScape turns car tires into color-fast mulch that actually looks a bit like bark mulch. We’re not quite sure what to make of it. It’s great to find a way to recycle tires (without turning them into hillbilly flowerpots), but the decay of natural

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    New Lifewood Furniture from CWI

    April 11, 3:56 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Creative Woodwork International makes transforming outdoor furniture using plantation eucalyptus imported from Vietnam. Eucalyptus is a renewable, inexpensive alternative to teak. Its density, straight grain, smooth finish, and honey color make it an

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    TreeHugging Is More Than Just Talk

    April 8, 8:30 AM by Dominic Muren in Natural Sciences

    You all know that Treehugger is firmly rooted in progressive, stylish environmentalism. Consequently, our name is a little tongue in cheek, since this is the last place you will find hemp sandals and Grateful Dead T-Shirts. But maybe we spoke too

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    Trees for Cities

    April 7, 5:45 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Woody Allen once said "that of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps most remarkable." The good folks at Trees for Cities obviously agree, they're planting groves of urban trees in cities as diverse as Madrid, Manchester and Addis

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    Very Cool Igloo Making Tool

    April 6, 8:31 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Before the snow completely melts Treehugger wants to try this igloo-building tool from Grand Shelters. One fills the form with snow, then uses the arm like a drafting compass to place the blocks in a perfect circle. The Inuit in Canada have demonstrated

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    Highway H2O

    April 3, 12:15 AM by Christine Lepisto in Clean Water

    Are you looking for a cause to champion which has not already been taken by Leonardo di Caprio or Cameron Diaz? Then check out Highway H20 or HwyH2O as the St. Lawrence Seaway shall henceforth be known, if the St. Lawrence Seaway Management

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    Sunlawn Lawn Mowers

    March 31, 11:11 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    Ah, the sounds and smells of spring. Birds chirping, people laughing, flowers and freshly cut grass. But man, don’t ya hate it when you can smell the gasoline from a lawnmower and see it polluting the air? Ew – now that ruined the mood. Let's take a

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    Solar Solutions´ AquaPak: Inexpensive, Water Purifier

    March 29, 8:25 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Water

    TreeHugger plays matchmaker? AquaPlastics meet AquaPak – I think you two might have something in common… A recent post from C.Lepisto introduced TreeHuggers to the European plastics firm with a mission to provide safe drinking water to rural

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    WaterAid AquaPlastics

    March 26, 3:31 AM by Christine Lepisto in Clean Water

    It is estimated that one out of every six people on earth does not have access to clean water. We have promised a forum for opinions and facts to help make good choices for tasty, healthy water. But it is easy to get caught up in worry about whether

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    March 21, 9:00 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    These bags aren’t like the Eclipse Solar Gear Reactor Backpack or the Voltaic Solar Backpack for one obvious reason – they aren’t solar. But they are indeed TreeHugger. Earthpaks are sporty bags with rugged utility and are environmentally conscious at

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    Water Torture

    March 19, 2:00 PM by Christine Lepisto in Clean Water

    Water, being the single most important thing on earth, is an issue Treehugger gladly discusses. And the provocative comments raised recently in response to an article on bubbly water--about the evil forces dosing us with chemicals against our wills

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    Henry Hall Design Pure Outdoor Furnishings Collection

    March 9, 11:44 AM by TreeHugger in Natural Sciences

    It’s almost that time of year again (almost)—time to start thinking about outdoor furniture. Where will yours go and where will you go to get it? If you’re in the market for new pieces this season, try Henry Hall Designs’s new Pure collection. The


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