What if you could grow and sell food in the same place? That is the radical idea behind Ben Greene's The Farmery project.
Have you ever seen a cocoon quite like this?! Looking more like a net, or open-weave basket, this cocoon has an interesting reason for its surprising structure.
"My battery died!" may no longer be a valid excuse for missing an important text or phone call, thanks to new public cell phone charging stations from AT&T, Goal Zero and Pensa.
The Recharge sleeping bag, developed with help from the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, uses a prototype Power Pocket to harvest thermoelectric energy.
The founder of the Transition Movment is out with another book. This time, he takes a global look at how grassroots community efforts may provide a blueprint for systemic, cultural change.
Ted Genoways at Mother Jones has an excellent cover story on the growing number of so-called "ag gag" laws that criminalize documenting animal abuse at factory farms.
Many are familiar with Vélib, the huge bike-sharing program in Paris (18,000 bicycles and 1,200 stations!), but not everyone knows about Autolib Paris' other shared transportation service.
In a world where gasoline costs $11,50/gallon, a slick Tesla pulls up at a gas station's fuel pumps and... the front trunk (aka the 'frunk') opens to reveal fuel canisters.
The Seychelles are a group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, about 1,000 miles east of the coast of Africa. The archipelago currently relies on expensive and dirty diesel generators to produce most of its electricity.
As you can see above, Chicago was relatively spared with only 900 meters of ice (0,55 miles), but Montréal was deep under 3,300 meters (2,05 miles) of ice.