If you see a blue rose, then it has been dyed. If you get a red rose for Valentines Day, it probably doesn't smell like roses used to- "there is a trade-off between the energy that plants spend on making the complex, volatile chemicals that attract
While Toyota's hybrid-electric Prius has been practically selling itself, with more buyers than Toyota has cars, sales have evened out just as the carmaker is able to boost production, according to the New York Times.
Don't know your shellac from your lacquer? A new Green Seal report on "Wood Finishes and Stains" provides a helpful overview of non-toxic and stains and varnishes. The authors point out the advantages of natural oils and water-based stains. Their report
If you've "been around the block a few times" you're probably old enough to remember dynamo lights for bicycles. A superb concept, years ahead of environmental concerns — human powered illumination. No toxic filled batteries to throw away. But