We had a mix of everything in the top ten this week.
10. How to heat a room with some candles (and why you probably shouldn't)
We didn't know how to handle this one; TreeHugger is not a fan of candles, of filling your house with products of combustion from burning paraffin, which is essentially solid diesel fuel. On the other hand, the two-flower-pot design is a very clever and efficient way of maximizing the heat gain from them.
9. Busted! Google Earth reveals weir fishing is "grossly underreported", could be 6x official number
The problem with having eyes in the sky is that it is hard to hide things like giant illegal fishing weirs.
8. Space pollution: Here's every known piece of space debris orbiting Earth
In space, no one can hear you litter, but they can see it on this incredible photograph.
7. Cyclists stage London "Die-In" to protest traffic conditions and cyclist deaths
Six killed in two weeks; that's something to protest.
We are here because Londoners are fed up of being killed. We need to have modern, European, safe cycling network. We believe it's a human right for children and pensioners to cycle around our city safely, and at the moment they can't.
6. Artist weaves delightful 'bio-sculptures' & animal habitats out of wood (Video)
Dutch artist Will Beckers, also known as "Willowman," creates wondrous, site-specific "bio-sculptures" that act as temporary shelters, inviting viewers to explore their relationship with nature.
5. What's causing all these peanut allergies?
30 years ago, you rarely heard about peanut allergies, there were a few kids about with them but not many. Why has it grown so much, that there are peanut free zones everywhere? Is it the peanut or the way it's grown?
4. An all-in-one aquatic ecosystem that fits on your desk
It has it all.
The EcoQube is an innovative and beautiful self-sustaining aquarium system that integrates an aquaponics filter that turns the waste from the fish into fertilizer for the plants, and includes a UV lamp for sterilizing the water and a full-spectrum LED light for boosting the growth of the plants, no matter what the light levels happen to be.
3. Copenhagen Wheel bike booster rolls out, available for pre-order
I so want one of these. It's not an electric bike, but a booster that will flatten terrain, make long distances seem shorter.
2. From computer models to calendar models, these climate scientists are workin' it
Bad puns, or double entendrés make for great titles and pull'em in. After all, who doesn't want to look at pictures of climate models?
1. Macro photos of snowflakes show impossibly perfect designs
Because we could look at these all day. Not easy to do, either.