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Modernist Kuskoa Bi is 'world's first 100% bioplastics chair'

Most of us don't give a second thought to our chairs and what happens to them after their useful life.

Samsung introduces Smart Home for dogs

Samsung is at the forefront of the Smart Home world, owning Smart Things, an important smart startup, and manufacturing smart TVs that apparently eavesdrop on you.

Consumers' new eating habits are hurting Big Food's profits

This generation of shoppers has new interests and priorities when it comes to choosing what to buy at the grocery store, and Big Food is the antithesis of many of them.

A picture is worth: Steven M. Johnson's GYM

Just last week I was rolling about Durham, North Carolina in an ELF, which was as close to a pedal powered car as you can probably get; turns out Steven M.

Cleaner air = kids with bigger and stronger lungs for life, California study shows

Results from a two-decade study that looked at 2,000 kids in 5 cities in Southern California was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

DIY Beekeeping: Download and print a smart beehive kit

Combining elements of natural beekeeping, citizen science, open source hardware, and networked smart devices, these DIY beehives could be a powerful tool in the fight against Colony Collapse Disorder.

24 profoundly beautiful words that describe landscapes and nature

From aquabob to zawn, writer Robert Macfarlane's collection of unusual, achingly poetic words for nature create a lexicon we all can learn from.

Ringling Brothers circus to phase out elephant performances

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced today that it will stop using elephants in their shows by 2018.

So you use oil? No, that doesn't make you a hypocrite

Every now and then, a fellow green blogger writes something that I wish I could just cut and paste and call my own.

Without Bound: Doc shares fascinating stories of mobile living nomads (Video)

Many young and old people are unsubscribing from the so-called American dream of a big home with a big lawn and a big car -- and no wonder.

Are there actual benefits to using coffee pods?

James Hamblin writes a long and fascinating article about the K-Cup in the Atlantic, which I have called design for unsustainability.

Battle continues to rage between chicken farmer and employer Perdue

Craig Watts has taken yet another step against Perdue's incessant 'retaliatory inspections' by submitting a formal complaint to the Department of Labor.

Summer home built with salvaged materials is a "treehouse for adults"

From city to forest, we've had a recent glut of triangular shaped homes gracing our pages. From Swedish architect Leo Qvarsebo comes this modern re-interpretation of the A-frame cabin, built partially using recycled materials and envisioned as a "treehouse for adults." © Leo Qvarsebo © Leo Qvarsebo Located in Dalarna in central Sweden, and created as a summer home for the architect's family and children, the structure features a sloping facade that doubles as a climbing wall, as well as generous windows that look out onto the pastured landscape.

A better shower: Save water, energy, and money with a thermostatic shut-off valve

I was reading an excellent piece by Chris Mooney about how much water and energy is wasted by inefficiencies when people take showers, and I was struck by the sheer amount of waste: “Typically 20 percent of every shower, the duration, is essentially lost,” says Jonah Schein, technical coordinator for homes and buildings for the EPA’s WaterSense program.

Why is Ford making e-bikes?

Here at TreeHugger we've been hearing about and advocating the advent of the e-bike revolution for a number of years.

You spend less on food than your grandparents did

While the costs of many things, from education to housing, have marched steadily upwards over the past decades, the cost of food has not.

Ford is working on a 200-mile range EV to compete with Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3

The more the merrier! That's exactly how I feel about electric cars. The real competition for EVs isn't other EVs, it's traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, and the more smart engineers and designers are working on making attractive, convenient, affordable, quality plug-in vehicles, the better.

Farm in a box produces an acre's worth of crops in a shipping container

Along with "exponentially higher" yields, the CropBox promises that their complete growing system also uses 90% less water and 80% less fertilizer than conventional agriculture does.

6 reasons to buy SFI and support future forests

When you buy products with the SFI label you’re not only purchasing a product that meets rigorous certification standards, you’re also helping grow future forests, sustainable communities, conservation research, youth education, logger training and much more.

Google's new HQ, designed by BIG and Thomas Heatherwick, says a lot about the company

Two years ago Google announced its new headquarters design by NBBJ Architects, a big corporate but not very exciting firm.