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Camping has its charms, but a lot of people do prefer a bit more comfort when vacationing. The latter will be happy to learn that architect Harry Gesner recently designed a very unique alternative to a regular tent for the Denver, Colorado start-up Autonomous Tents. His creation is a comfortable, more >>
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The main reason why tiny homes are often criticized is because they are so small. Well, the tiny home company Zero Squared from Canada has come up with an interesting solution. Their Aurora model is a mobile tiny home, which can be expanded at the push of a button much more >>
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
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Toyota is a carmaker, but they are also one of the top providers of prefab homes in Japan. They have recently created their first hydrogen car called Mirai, and have now announced plans to build a community of hydrogen powered homes. To do so, they have obtained the rights to more >>
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Shell has launched its first hydrogen refueling station in the UK at its Cobham service station on the M25. The new hydrogen station has been supplied by ITM Power and is the first fully branded and public hydrogen refueling site in the UK.  It is the first of three hydrogen stations more
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
Daimler’s smart brand will be the only car manufacturer worldwide currently to offer its full model range with both combustion engines and all-electric drive, when it launch the new fourth-generation of the smart electric drive this spring. In Germany prices for the smart fortwo electric drive start at €21,940 – recommended more
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
The all-electric Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. has proved its eco-credentials once more after picking up Best Green Van at the Business Van Manager Awards in London. Europe’s best-selling electric van and former International Van of the Year impressed judges thanks to its green credentials. The Kangoo Van Z.E., first launched in 2011, more
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
With the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, Porsche is introducing a plug-in hybrid as the flagship of the model line for the first time. Combining the 4.0-liter V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo with an electric motor, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid delivers a total output of 680 hp and 626 more
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

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This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The debate surrounding science education in America is at least as old as the 1925 Scopes “monkey trial,” in which a high school science teacher was criminally charged for teaching evolution in violation of more >>
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
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And that’s surprising because many buses and trains seem more crowded than ever. In fact, a manager of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system speculated that overcrowding might be causing the decline. It’s kind of like Yogi Berra said, “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” When a subway car is jam-packed, more >>
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Democratic Party insiders will vote for a new chair this weekend. The winner will get the tough job of trying to rebuild a damaged party. Ten people are in the running, but the victor is likely to be one of the top two contenders: Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison or former Labor Secretary Tom more >>
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about China's dramatic electric bus growth, but the numbers we had at the time only covered fully electric buses. We now have numbers for plug-in hybrids as well, again thanks to Jose Pontes and his helpful EV sales obsession China Electric Bus Sales Still more >>
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
In January, SAIC and BAIC took over the top positions. Tesla also moved up, benefitting from the local sales drought to post a best ever #5 position. Here are last month's top 5 best selling EV models China Electric Car Sales Dip In January With Incentives Transition, BYD Production Pause? was more >>
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In 1979 president Jimmy Carter proposed an national energy policy and installed solar panels on the white house roof as a national symbol of the united states beginning to become energy efficient. [….more]


tsEnergy star was created in the early 1990’s as a joint venture between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the department of Energy. (DOE), Energy star’s primary focus is on improving energy performance and reducing green house gas emissions. [….more]


leedLeed founded in 1993 stands for leadership in energy and environmental design. Leed is a voluntary program and is administered through United states green building council (USGBC). USGBC is an international nonprofit that offers various types of green rating systems. One rating specifically designed and targeted for green neighborhoods. [….more]


fhb192xs024-01_med National green building standard. NGBS approved and debuted in 2009 more than 15 years later than energy star or leed certification.The NGBS is a collaboration between the National association of home builders (NAHB) and International code council. (ICC) [….more]


Earthcraft-Logo1Earthcraft is a voluntary program launched in 1999 which is a regional program for climate conditionstailored for the southeast united states. Earth craft certification is used from Virginia to Georgia. [….more]


Water-Sense-Label-mdWater sense®. Is an EPA voluntary program started in 2006, designed to improve water efficiency through consumer educational labeling. With an ever expanding array of products and services displaying the water sense label. Third party verification  and certifying to be a minimum of 20% more water efficient than conventional products without sacrificing consumer performance. In the near future water will become a scarce valuable resource, prices will rise, availability will be restricted, water efficiency will be measured, documented and a numerical water efficiency number from 1 to 100 will be applied to residential and commercial real estate. Nations will control water accessibility to the public at large!


RESNET_HERS_Index_Logo2HERS score/index, home energy rating system (HERS) created in 1995 by third party non profit residential energy services network (resnet).  The HERS score  is nationally recognized by the federal government,environmental protection agency (EPA) and the mortgage industry. The Hers score is a numeric numeral that directly translates into the energy efficiency of the selected inspected home. The trained and certified ecorater inspects the home and benchmarks the home against a reference home. A computer model of a home that is the same shape and size. [….more]


netzerocertificationLaunched in late 2006 the Living building challenge substantially raises the green bar and offers a rigorous net zero building certification. Net zero green certification is rapidly becoming  the future of  green building. Net zero is located on the extreme end of green building scale. Net zero is defined as either a residential or commercial building structure which produces all the energy that is consumed on an annual basis within the certified building. There are currently three levels of net zero certification. Full certification, petal recognition, and net zero energy  building certification. [….more]


well_logoWell Building Standard®:(IWBI) The certified well standard, administered by Delos living, debuted in 2014. The well standard focuses on the indoor environment containments  to improve health and wellness for all occupants. People send 90% of their time indoors and are adversely effected by indoor pollutants such as: carbon monoxide, mold, radon, VOC’s, particulates, and a host of other pollutants. Proper ventilation and filtration is the key to cleansing the indoor air environment. The wellness standard contains seven concepts that effect human occupants. Mind, fitness, comfort, light, air, water and nourishment.

Hiding From the Law Is Now Pretty Much Impossible
CBS's new reality series 'Hunted' shows many of the ways investigators track people on the lam. The post Hiding From the Law Is Now Pretty Much Impossible appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
The Internet Made ‘Fake News’ a Thing—Then Made It Nothing
As an epithet that defines and dominates the current political moment, "fake news" has become as unstuck from fact—and as unstoppable—as any viral hoax. The post The Internet Made 'Fake News' a Thing—Then Made It Nothing appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Sat, Feb 25, 2017
Security News This Week: The Latest Netflix Release Is a Personal Security Check-Up
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: The Latest Netflix Release Is a Personal Security Check-Up appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

This week’s top climate politics and policy stories. Sign up to have our newsletter sent to your inbox The post Weekly wrap: US to stay in the Paris Agreement? appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
New York State and the Church of England lead investors worth US$4trn in campaign for US oil major to disclose climate risks The post Exxon Mobil shareholders renew call for 2C climate analysis appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

From making homemade pasta and bread crumbs to cauliflower rice and so much more, the humble box grater is a genius, multi-talented workhorse. more >>
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Barbara Hendricks has taken a controversial meat-free stance in order to set a good example for climate protection. more >>
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
The last Friday in February is a celebration of the direct-to-customer business model that allows small farmers to continue growing wonderful fresh food. more >>
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

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By Liza Bayless Yes! Magazine In an industry usually focused on medicine and procedures, a Philadelphia-area hospital decided what its patients needed was a farm and advice about food. Five years ago, when Lankenau Medical Center was confronted with evidence that it was serving the unhealthiest county in Pennsylvania, the hospital decided more >>
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
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The Clean Water Act focused on water pollution from human sewage outflow, which has now been markedly reduced across the nation. Later we realized that the effective control of water pollution also demands removal of nitrogen and phosphorus, derived from sewage degradation. Many sewage treatment plants now include tanks to more >>
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization in recent comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it supports the inclusion of additional biofuel feedstocks and pathways under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard program. more >>
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Preliminary work for the construction of the biomass power plant in Mansoa, central Guinea-Bissau, will begin in March, with the arrival of Chinese technicians, announced the Guinean representative of Chinese company Shenyang Lan Sa Trading Co Ltd, which is financing the project. more >>
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

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In an effort to help support farmers and increase the amount of farmland dedicated to organic production, Kashi has introduced a second line of products in its growing Certified Transitional portfolio. “We’re thrilled to announce this addition to our Certified Transitional portfolio,” said David Denholm, CEO at Kashi. “Chewy Nut Butter more >>
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If there existed any question about the effectiveness of boycotts, recent actions taken across the retail industry by both consumers and brands should remove any doubt. The performance of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line plummeted as her father’s presidential campaign gained momentum, leading major retailers such as Nordstrom to pull the more >>
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