Those ubiquitous plastic play-kitchens for kids may be a thing of the past, if massive recalls and a recent upsurge of interest in non-toxic, higher-quality toys mean anything. That's why these vibrant play kitchens (made from empty
As they get measured and weighed at their public debut, four new white tiger cubs yowl and fuss like common alley cats whose tails have been stepped on, but the latest residents of the Serengeti Safari Park are among the rarest animals in the world.
From Manhattan's Summer Streets to Bogota's Ciclovia, TreeHugger is a big fan of reclaiming asphalt in favor of human interaction. But I'm not sure we've ever seen anything on this scale. A town in Germany recently shut
The owners of a German aquarium feel pretty confident they've got the outcome tomorrow's Spain-Netherlands match in the bag, thanks to their "psychic" octopus Paul, who has correctly predicted the results of six World Cup games thus far.
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Germany is already a global leader in solar power, but that's just a start as far as Germans are concerned. It's already been shown that Germany could produce 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2050. Now the country's
Everyone knows by now that the European member states have started a belt-tightening kick. Germany's Chancellor Merkel has presented an austerity plan that includes an eco-tax on air travel. And the air is already heating up:
As a dark chocolate fan who happens to be surrounded by some of the tastiest locally made cocoa treats (like Brooklyn's Mast Brother's Chocolates)--I wouldn't often put in an overseas order for German-made bars. I like chocolate but I don't need a
On the steep hillsides of the Mosel valley, in southwestern Germany, the vineyards are tended by hand, as they have been since Roman times. It is not uncommon for a modern vintner to have a family history
It was with a sad heart I learned that the WorldWatch Institute have decided to mothball their illustrious print magazine after 136 stellar issues.* But at least it goes out with a bang, by including an article on bicycle transport,
Designboom shows us a clever flatpack shelter design from Adrian Lippmann of Form-Al. "these tent like structures are unsupported mini-houses made of light composite panels to be used as disaster relief shelters. developed with
It looks like Mozart has billions and billions more fans than we thought -- and much smaller ones, too. Evidently, sewage-eating microbes are major appreciators of the Austrian composer. One pioneering waste treatment plant in Germany
The UK Telegraph is reporting that German beekeepers are now using tracking systems to locate beehive bandits, that's right, beehive theft is on the rise. Gaede & Glauerdt, a Hamburg-based insurer specializing in apiculture, reported
We're gonna need a bigger wind turbine. Or maybe not. German researchers are using shark skin to make windmills spin more efficiently, and generate more electricity. Not real shark skin, thankfully. This is
Two eight-year-old boys had quite a scare after the driver of a Porsche became enraged that the youths had thrown flowers at his car in Germany yesterday. A bus driver who was witness to the scene says the man then grabbed one of the