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Underwater Kites Harvest Energy From Tidal Currents

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Minesto's 'Deep Green' tech starts producing electricity

A kite-like tidal power device off the coast of Northern Ireland has begun producing electricity. The technology, called Deep Green, consists of a hydrodynamic wing and a turbine tethered to the ocean floor. The tether also contains the unit's power and communication cables. As water flows over the wing, the turbine rotates and generates electricity. In an offshore control room, located in the......read more

Invention Harvests Electricity from Background Radiation

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Device could be used to beam power to remote locations or recharge phones wirelessly

Engineers at Duke University have designed a gadget that captures background radiation and converts it to useable electricity. Operating on the same principle as solar panels that capture light energy, the "metamaterial cells" can harvest microwaves with an efficiency of 36.8 percent -- the same efficiency as modern solar cells. The Daily Mail reports: The development raises exciting......read more

Juniper Ridge Wildcrafted Soaps

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Sustainable, California-made soaps harvested from mountain ingredients $10.00

These lather-rich bar soaps from Juniper Ridge come in a whole host of woodsy scents, all of which are great. Our fave, Siskiyou Cedar, is made with an infusion of live cedar from NorCal's Siskiyou Mountains. But even though Juniper Ridge soaps are crafted from live ingredients gathered from the western wilderness, no plants are killed in the process. And the company's commitment to......read more

Paul Krugman: Invest, Divest and Prosper

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Why Obama's climate plan will make the economy stronger

Even though it was competing with big stories like voting rights, gay marriage, and Paula Deen, it's a little surprising how little attention the mainstream media has given to President Obama's climate action plan, unveiled last week. Unlike last time around, Obama's plan doesn't revolve around legislation that has no hope of passing the congressoinal gauntlet. By using the powers of the......read more

Bernardo Bader Architects: House on the Moor

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A minimalist rural residence constructed from timber harvested on-site

The work of Vorarlberg, Austria-based architects Bernardo Bader reflects a commitment to simple, clean forms with an emphasis on energy efficiency and local materials. The newly built Haus am Moor (House on the Moor) is a prime example. Located in the picturesque forests near Krumbach, Austria, the house was constructed from spruce, fir, and elm sourced from the woods around the site. Around......read more

Schwinn Vestige Bike

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Biodegradable bike made from flax fiber and coated with water soluble paint $1,470.00

Take the eco-friendly act of cycling a step further. The Schwinn Vestige is made from super strong flax fiber that’s coated in a non-toxic finish, with bamboo fenders and grips. As an added bonus, the translucent frame even illuminates as you ride....read more

The Juice Rush

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Could cold-pressed juice conquer America? Entrepreneurs and investors are banking on it

No longer just the drink of choice for raw-food zealots or juice-cleansing Hollywood celebs, cold-pressed juice is going mainstream. And we're not talking about grocery store OJ. Cold-pressed juice, made by pulverizing mounds of ingredients like kale, beets, ginger, spinach and kohlrabi, is thick and dense and rarely tastes or smells appealing. But the perceived health benefits are immense, and......read more

Olive Wood Nesting Bowls

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Beautiful bowls handmade from sustainably-harvested wood $85.00

Dwell calls these Olive Wood Nesting Bowls from Le Souk "the best gift ever." It's hard to disagree. The beautifully-designed, space-saving bowls are handmade in Tunisia, where olive oil is a major cash crop and there are strict rules about cutting down olive trees. The wood comes from trees that no longer produce harvestable fruit, and once they're cut down, they are immediately......read more

Tegu Tints

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Colorful magnetic blocks made from sustainably harvested hardwood $75.00

Tegu's wooden blocks contain invisibly embedded magnets that make building stuff easy and fun. Sustainability is at the core of the Honduras-based company's approach. The blocks are made of eco-friendly hardwoods and a portion of each sale goes to tropical reforestation projects in the area. The new Tegu Tints offer the blocks in an attractive array of pastel colors. Set of 26 blocks (bigger......read more

Vermont Wooden Spoon Co.

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Kitchen utensils and boards hand-carved from sustainably harvested woods. $16.00

Vermont Wooden Spoon Co. is the brainchild of wood carver Jordan Marvin, who handcrafts rustic kitchen wares from local, sustainably harvested hardwoods like cherry, maple, black walnut and apple. The range includes spoons, spatulas, ladles, salad sets, serving sets and bread and cheese boards, all of which are food-safe and sealed with a light layer of mineral oil. The......read more

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