Chocolate, human waste, body heat - energy is starting to come from more and more unusual sources these days, and now it's the turn of the humble tomato, which is powering the checkouts, lights and fridges of a new Waitrose supermarket in
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SciDev.net reports that a group of companies, including IBM, Nokia, Pitney Bowles and Sony, in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), have put together a portfolio of patents
UK sports car manufacturer Lotus made a high-profile commitment last year to build wind turbines at its headquarters, a move welcomed by many environmentalists, including ourselves. Not everyone was so excited. it seems an anti-wind farm group with the
B&Q;, the UK hardware retailers who have been busy erecting a 2MW wind turbine at their distribution headquarters, and the Bioregional Development Group, the folks who have been busy creating localized paper recycling schemes, TreeStations for urban
It's not often that you hear scientists cite the latest Hollywood fare as inspiration for their work. Yet Meric Srokosz of the Southampton Oceanographic Centre, explaining the purpose of the $31 million Rapid Watch system he is
It’s not uncommon for TreeHugger to praise the good green goings on in the UK, such as the recent announcement that all domestic electricity could be supplied by wind by 2020. But a report in the Telegraph newspaper casts some doubt on our enthusiasm.
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.