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Ikea Sunnan Solar Desk Lamp

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UNICEF receives one Sunnan solar-powered lamp for every one sold in IKEA stores worldwide. $19.99

Solar cells transform sunlight into electrical energy - so this lamp requires no electrical connections. On top of that, the LED light consumes 70% less energy and has at least 4 times longer life than incandescent bulbs in similar lighting. And they come in cool colors too. IKEA has also teamed up with Unicef, and for every SUNNAN solar-powered lamp sold in IKEA stores worldwide, one lamp will......read more

IKEA to Phase out Incandescent Bulbs

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Retail giant says U.S. stores will stop selling energy-guzzling light bulbs by the end of this year.

Swedish mega-retailer announced last week that U.S. stores will stop selling incandescent light bulbs. The phase-out begins on August 1, 2010; by the end of the year, the energy-sucking home lighting alternative will no longer be available at North American IKEA stores. The move preempts federal energy-efficiency measures which will phase out incandescent lighting beginning in 2012. The bulbs are......read more

Solvinden Pendant Lamp from Ikea

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Ingenious hanging lamp harnesses power from both sun and wind $29.99

Spinning sun and wind into wattage, Ikea's newly released Solvinden (Swedish for "sun-wind") Pendant Lamps provide a smart and sustainable source of illumination for the home. Solar-powered lamps are nothing new, but Solvinden spins in the slightest breeze, generating enough battery juice to keep it charged for up to 12 hours. The whimsical design comes standard......read more

Bike Score Ranks the Top Biking Cities in North America

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The Walk Score team released new bikeability rankings, and they contain a few surprises

The website Walk Score has announced the extension of its "Bike Score" rankings for neighborhoods and places to 25 cities. The ratings seek to educate riders on how bikeable their city, neighborhood or block is based on a specific set of criteria, using an easily digestible scoring system that ranks bikeability on a scale of 1 to 100. Heat maps show the most bikeable areas in green, and least......read more

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