It's a joy to have green, living plants in one's living space, but if you're not gifted with either a green thumb or a large living space, growing greenery can be a real challenge.
This mobile app aims to promote sustainable practices by merging "physical and digital worlds organically," connecting real-world activities to in-game play in order to teach people how to grow food.
With the heating season in full swing, many of us are looking for cheaper ways to heat our spaces. Sami came across this clever do-it-yourself hack last year that involved using candles and some clay pots, and now, from Italian designer Marco Zagaria comes the Egloo, a crowdfunded, professionally produced version that consists of sleekly made terracotta domes that heat up with the help of four hidden candles.
By Kizzy Charles-Guzman, Policy Director for The Nature Conservancy's New York City Program New Yorkers use and discard a staggering 10 billion disposable, single-use bags every year.
The tongue-in-cheek name of this publication might imply that we are already pro-hugging, but new research suggests that hugs may have preventative health benefits.
The plants we rely on for our staple foods from wheat to rice, from corn to soybeans, wouldn't survive in salty soil.
An old rabbi once said "my life has been blessed, because I never knew I needed anything until I had it." I often think of that phrase when someone pitches a new Smart Home device that promises to simplify our lives and save energy, like this one, the NuBryte from LUCIS technologies.
The organization of my personal life is one area in which technology has failed me. I've gone the archaic route of keeping track of everything on paper, and here's why it works so well.
Critics have rightly wondered whether if there is more hype than substance to 3D printing. And while 3D printing has grown up and may very well be a disruptive technology that is heralding in a new age where supply lines, inventory and waste is reduced, it may also inadvertently enable us to create more junk that we don't need.
It may have served you for a quick trip home from the grocery story, but a single plastic bag can take over 1,000 years to decompose.
It's that time of the year again. Year-end lists of "the best X of 2014" are rolling out, soon to be followed by all kinds of predictions for 2015.
Santa will soon have to take the bus... Here's a rather sad seasonal tale: The iconic reindeer, known to kids as Santa's source of flying locomotion, is in trouble.
We are just at the beginning of the LED revolution, with semiconductors pumping out light. The next big disruption may well be semiconductor cooling.
When companies like Solar City started offering no money down solar leases in California, it heralded the start of a major solar power boom.
Derby the dog was born disabled, with deformed front legs that severely restricted his mobility. When Tara Anderson met Derby, rather than just pity him, she decided to do something about the situation.
Since TreeHugger launched, locally grown produce has become a mainstay of restaurant menus everywhere.
Just 10% solar would be like of taking 59 million cars off the road! Solar power is the energy source of the future, and unlike fusion, which has also been called that, we can actually start building that cleaner future with it today.
After years of uncertainly, New York has announced that it will ban fracking in the state for good. The announcement was made this morning at a public meeting of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet.
There is something go be said for blending in with the landscape, for subtlety and modesty in design.
Jarrett Walker, author of Human Transit, says "This image by Claes Tingvall needs to go viral." The illustration itself is food for thought.