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Wash Lamps

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Alex Kovatchev finds a useful function for old washing machine drums.

Yanko Design hips us to these fantastic lamps from designer Alex Kovatchev. Looking a lot like industrial-style modern lighting, Wash Lamps are actually made from a washing machine drum (the part you put your clothes in). The holes in the barrel that send water through the machine work to send light around the room. Pretty nifty!...read more

Ars Natura: The Art of Reflection

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Yunior Marino reflects on the rhythms of nature.

A small but influential gallery in Mexico called MYTO, which helped launch Fabian Pena to MAD fame (amazing exhibit through October in New York), represents several other inspiring Latin American artists. One of my newfound favorites is Cuban Yunior Marino. Marino creates “photographic paintings” framing, cropping and assembling simple photographs of nature into epic mental......read more

Vertical Gardens Proliferate

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But do the functional benefits meet the aesthetic aims?

From fully vegetated federal building in Portland, to a vertical cube garden in Spain, to a DIY vertical garden made of recycled bottles, the green wall movement is in full swing. A recent article in the New York Times reports on the trend, noting that improvements in technology are making vertical gardens much more attractive to architects and engineers. There's little argument that they......read more

The Plastic Problem

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BPA and other everyday toxins are being linked to major health problems. How can policymakers protect us?

If you're reading this, chances are you've been exposed to bisphenol A (BPA). A key ingredient in many modern plastics, the chemical compound has been used since the 1940s in everything from baby bottles to goggles to lining for food containers. In recent years, animal studies have demonstrated links between BPA and a host of ill health effects, including breast and prostate cancer. ......read more

Sir Richard's Condoms

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Condoms for a cause.

Sir Richard's is all about saving the world, one condom at a time. The Boulder, CO-based company's line of Fair Trade-certified prophylactics offer protection not only for the purchaser, but for also for a lucky sex participant in the developing world. For each condom purchased in the United States, the company donates one to a developing nation. Manufactured at one of the only two......read more

The Misinformation Highway

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Lance Steagall on the need to put climate change misinformation—in all of its forms—on ice.

It is generally agreed that there are two major impediments to passing climate change legislation in the United States: misinformation, and the claim that any serious attempt at tackling the problem will cripple the economy. A recent report, however, suggests that the two are really one and the same. The report, based on a study conducted by the Australian government, found that energy......read more

Collapsible Shipping Containers

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Cargoshell aims to revolutionize global shipping.

Aside from the Internet, no single invention might be as important to globalization as the shipping container. No joke. Before that advent of standardized containers in the 1950's, trans-oceanic shipping was hugely labor intensive and slow, because every ship and air shipment presented a brand new challenge. By contrast, standard shipping containers they allow cargo to be moved in massive......read more

Magic Mushrooms

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"Mycotecture" exploits the green building potential of mycelium—the sturdy network of fibers that connect mushrooms underground.

At an organic farm just outside Monterey, Calif., a super-eco building material is growing in dozens of darkened shipping containers. The farm is named Far West Fungi, and its rusting containers are full of all sorts of mushrooms--shiitake, reishi and pom-pom, to name a few. But Philip Ross, an artist, an inventor and a seriously obsessed amateur mycologist, isn't interested in the fancy......read more

U.S. Cities Take Bike Sharing for a Ride

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Denver, Minneaopolis and Boston set to launch bike share programs in 2010.

Good news on the city transportation front, as three U.S. cities get ready to set the wheels in motion on large-scale public bike share systems. Denver, Minneapolis, and Boston will join Washington D.C. this year as the first U.S. cities to adopt bike rental programs. Generally, bike share works like this: Users pay an annual or monthly subscription fee and receive a membership card, which they......read more

Obama Announces Government Emissions Targets

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The largest consumer of energy in the US aims for 28% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

President Obama announced yesterday that his administration will aim to reduce the federal government's greenhouse gas emissions 28% over the next decade. “As the largest energy consumer in the United States, we have a responsibility to American citizens to reduce our energy use and become more efficient,” said President Obama. “Our goal is to lower costs, reduce......read more

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