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Of the 135 tablets on the EPEAT green tablet registry, 134 are Apple's

Wed, 2014-08-20 16:19
Apple keeps showing that it is taking the environment seriously.

What if we could turn wastewater and algae into carbon-negative fuels and clean water?

Wed, 2014-08-20 12:49
Is this company getting closer to the dream of making truly sustainable carbon-negative fuel?

This smart sprinkler controller optimizes watering schedules based on soil moisture and weather predictions

Tue, 2014-08-19 14:44
Designed specifically for SmartThings, this connected device replaces "dumb" irrigation controllers and brings smart home functionality to your yard.

New app displays air pollution data for 1000 cities worldwide, offers personalized alerts

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:56
Get the latest data on the air quality index, including ozone, NO2, and particle pollution, as well as weather reports, for major cities around the world with this app.

Transformers: Put a halberd in your hiking pole

Fri, 2014-08-15 11:19
And if that's not enough, there is another that puts a stun gun in your hiking pole. Now we are getting serious.

Apple bans 2 additional toxins from iPhone and iPad production

Thu, 2014-08-14 14:07
Sometimes petitions work.

Intelligent daylighting solution saves 20 to 70% of energy costs, with no investment

Thu, 2014-08-14 13:32
The LightCatcher brings the sunlight indoors, without the heat, and claims to reduce the need for artificial lighting for about 10 hours per day, using just 1% of the roof's surface area.

Computer scientists develop birdsong identifier that works even in a chorus of tweets

Wed, 2014-08-13 07:00
The program can separately identify different birdsongs and also help to analyze what those calls mean.

$1 fire extinguisher fits in a pocket, can be life saving (video)

Tue, 2014-08-12 11:56
The best ideas aren't always the most expensive ones.

Bacteria-powered electric bugs could monitor water quality in developing countries

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:05
The small, inexpensive sensors could be placed directly in lakes and rivers to continually check pollution levels.

Stacked solar cells could make solar power cheaper than natural gas

Mon, 2014-08-11 10:19
This technique developed by start-up Semprius could make ultra-efficient solar cells with a power conversion efficiency of 50 percent.

Repurposed shipping containers may be building blocks for modular vertical urban farms

Fri, 2014-08-08 14:12
One potential solution for producing more food in the city, while recycling waste and water, is creating modular vertical farms from shipping containers, such as Hive Inn City Farm.

Innovative wheel locks designed by student startup to outsmart bike thieves

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:39
Fed up with thieves stealing your bike wheels? So were these students. And now you can secure your whieels without carrying another lock with you.

Used cigarette butts turned into high-performing energy storage material

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:16
The material outperforms commercially available storage solutions and could be built into wind turbines, electric vehicles and personal gadgets.

Californians can poke their water utility for instant access to daily water usage

Tue, 2014-08-05 14:26
This app capitalizes on our smartphone addiction in order to help us reduce and track our water use, as well as get alerts on peak use and possible leaks.

BioLite doubles the power output for its newest packable clean energy generator

Mon, 2014-08-04 06:43
The KettleCharge can be used with any heat source from camp stoves to open fires.

Stash this collapsible water bottle in your pocket and turn back to the tap

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:51
It's time we made water bottles part of our every day carry (EDC) kit. This handy little bottle squishes down small enough to go everywhere you do.

Google offers $1,000,000 to shrink solar power inverter technology

Wed, 2014-07-30 11:42
Here's your opportunity to change the future of electricity. If you can miniaturize a household-sized power inverter, Google will give you a million bucks.

This solar water wheel could be the solution to plastic ocean debris

Wed, 2014-07-30 10:33
The water wheel is effectively removing trash from Baltimore's Inner Harbor proving that the design could clean up waterways across the country and keep debris from making it to the ocean.

Sustainable living app offers bite-sized, actionable, green ideas and challenges

Tue, 2014-07-29 16:51
This new green social network aims to help its users discover, adopt, and share the best sustainable living ideas, while inspiring them to take meaningful action on causes they support.