The long Labor Day weekend (for our American readers, at least) is a bittersweet moment; the extra day off also signals the end of summer. In honor of another season gone, here are the 10 most popular stories we covered in August,
On a recent trip to the south of Spain, I visited the beautiful Cathedral of Seville, amongst the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals, in terms of both area and volume. According to Wikipedia, the interior is the
Are Americans hoarding light bulbs in advance of the upcoming phase-out of 100 watt bulbs? According to USA Today, some are. One woman in Marietta, Ohio says , "I have stocked up on enough incandescent bulbs to last for the next 50 years." Another said
Banning old lightbulbs seems like low-hanging fruit, an easy way to significantly reduce energy usage with little to no loss of lifestyle comforts. But the bulb bans persistently promote protest, and bring out the curmudgeons
What does 'sustainability' mean to you? This photo selection from JPG Magazine, illustrates 'strides people are making toward becoming sustainable; whether it's a big change in your community or a small tweak to your daily routine.'
John-Paul Flintoff is the Environment writer for the Sunday Times, a UK Murdoch paper. On Sunday he wrote an article Poisoning ourselves to save the planet about the dangers of mercury from compact fluorescents. He starts off with a description of
Image via: Greenpeace UK on Flickr.com
Moving isn't necessarily the most environmentally-friendly activity. Granted, moving from a sprawling house in the suburbs into a smaller, more efficient home in the city can be a step in the right direction, there
These days with CFLs (compact fluorescent lightbulbs), and LEDs (light emitting diodes) and everything else, it seems hard (or maybe just taboo) to remember a time when we used something as inefficient as the standard
The intersection of beauty, functionality, and energy efficiency is what makes lamp design so fun. At TreeHugger we like us some lamps: eerie alien lamps, flat-pack lamps, lamps from reused materials, lamps that are their own packaging, ink
The European Union is banning frosted incandescents because they are the most inefficient, and possibly because the light from a clear bulb is really harsh and the change might encourage people to buy frosted compact fluorescents.
The last of four thousand incandescent bulbs were changed to compact fluorescents at Grand Central Terminal in New York yesterday, which will save an estimated US$ 200,000 per year in electricity charges and reduce the amount of CO2 and
Image via Wikipedia.com Dear Pablo: I know that compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are much more efficient, but I have also heard that they contain mercury. What is a TreeHugger to do? In response to my article on dimmable CFLs I received a lot of