In a move widely predicted by both government watchers and environmental groups, the British government has approved the construction of a new set of nuclear power stations. John Hutton, the Labour business secretary, made
Here's a novel feature we bet even the latest high-tech cellphones don't yet have: the ability to track air pollution. A team of bicycle couriers in Cambridge, UK, has been using special sensor-equipped cellphones to
TreeHugger's affinity for --> transformer furniture --> goes beyond a simple delight with being able to play with our furnishings; transformers offer slick solutions for getting the most out of living or work space by performing multiple tasks with a
TreeHugger loves when design just makes good sense. Take "Olivia," this folding chair from reestore, for example: folding chairs, as the name suggests, fold up and flatten to save space when not in use; to get them out of the way, why not make it easy
Well, that's one way to showcase your green credentials: British energy firm EDF Energy has launched a TV ad campaign using old (they prefer "recycled") clips from shows such as The Wombles and Thunderbirds; footage from speeches by JFK and Bill
Half Christmas card, half Christmas tree replacement (with tongue fully in cheek), UK-based designer Alexander Glenn has created a fun flat-pack tree just in time for the festive holiday season. In the spirit of having a Merry flat-packed Christmas and
Largely lost amidst the debate over global warming emissions has been a sufficient focus on greenhouse gases other than the perpetual villain, carbon dioxide. Nitrous oxide, in particular, whose emissions biofuel production is likely to contribute to,
The Brown government is set to unveil an ambitious proposal to build 7,000 new wind turbines off Britain's coast by 2020, effectively producing enough electricity - 33 gigawatts - to power all of the country's homes. John
Over the past year or so, as climate change (or is it climate chaos?) has moved closer to the forefront of the world's collective consciousness, we've seen relative carbon footprints for just about everything. From burgers to furniture to UK produce to
Australia's new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, signed the instrument of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol in his first act after being sworn in this morning, leaving the US as the only developed nation not to have ratified it.
22 year-old student designer James Chu set out to design and create "portable, cheap, lightweight and eco-friendly furniture," and the result is Perfect Perch: a modular, multi-functional, cardboard chair. According to the site, "The initial challenge
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown set out to reiterate his government's green credentials yesterday, stating that he would work to raise his country's profile as a leader in the "technological revolution" to combat global
Made from two flat-pack pieces, the 2pac (get it?) chair is made from FSC-certified birch plywood by UK-based designers rawstudio. Brilliantly simple, with only two shapes and four pieces, it requires no hardware for assembly -- just snap it together
Twelve-year-old Sgt. Podge, a Norwegian Forest Cat, vanishes from his owner's home each night. The next morning, he can be found in exactly the same place: a pavement about one and a half miles (2.4km) away.
The guys at Cohda (remember their awesome RD4 chair?) have always had a pretty unique vision of what "recycled" means; this is clear when you look at the designs they create from materials that are usually destined to be milk bottles, or are former
The number of people out there today seriously worried about the health of all the plants and seeds on which modern agriculture depends must be very limited, and the number of people actively campaigning to protect them vanishingly few. ... Of the