John Geleynse

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Can Norway help us solve the plastic crisis, one bottle at a time?

Tens of thousands of brightly coloured plastic drinks bottles tumble from the back of a truck on to a conveyor belt before disappearing slowly inside a warehouse on the outskirts of Oslo.<p>As a workman picks up a few Coke bottles that have escaped, Kjell Olav Maldum looks on. “It is a system that …

Pollution

The blithering idiocy of California’s water crisis

It’s not new that most of the rainfall in California is in the north and most of the people and farms using water are further south. It’s not new …

Water

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

Middle East

Steve Jobs tried to warn Mark Zuckerberg about privacy in 2010

Facebook’s executives have spent much of the past week dealing with the fallout of reports claiming millions of its users had their data harvested from a quiz app without their consent. CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg issued a long non-apology on Facebook, and appeared on cable news to explain how …

Silicon Valley

How to Build a Drip Irrigation System - DIY

Proper watering is one of the most important aspects of growing your own vegetables. On a recent trip to Virginia, I met Scott and Susan Hill of Hill …

Gardening

Panasonic Enters AC Solar Panel Market Without Tesla

A new Panasonic AC solar panel is coming to the U.S. market, but we don't know if Tesla's Gigafactory is where the panel will be made.<p><b>Panasonic</b> …

The Best Car Stereos With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

After putting in 40 hours researching 35 car stereos and talking to experts, and spending another 20 hours testing nine of the most promising models, …

Social media is making you miserable. Here’s how to delete your accounts.

So long, and thanks for all the Likes.<p>In theory, social media promises to connect you with the world. In practice, it compromises your personal privacy, puts you at risk of online abuse, and makes you unsatisfied and unhappy with your real life. If you're irritated by Twitter or depressed by …

Social Media

There's a dirty secret hidden in your investment portfolio — and it's much worse for the environment than driving

While environmentalists may rightly point their fingers at carbon-spewing airplanes and SUVs, there's actually a hidden source of greenhouse gas emissions that's much worse than driving— and it's lurking in your investments.<p>That's according to a new study from CoPower, a Toronto-based firm that …

Marin, San Mateo counties sue Big Oil over climate change

Two Bay Area counties and a Southern California city concerned about rising sea levels sued 37 of the world’s biggest oil and coal companies Monday, claiming the fossil fuel giants should pay for damages wrought by climate change — a first-of-its-kind challenge that some liken to the high-stakes …

Sea Level

Here are 10 of the world’s dirtiest oil and coal polluters

<b>(AP Photo/John Amis)</b><p>More than a third of the greenhouse gas emissions worldwide can be traced to just ten entities<p>Lauren Kaori Gurley<p>July 15, 2017 12:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet<p>Ten corporations and state-owned entities are responsible for over 36 percent of global fossil …

Fossil Fuels

Tesla's sleek solar panels are easier to install on your roof

Tesla's home energy efforts might be centered around its solar roofs, but it knows that not everyone can (or wants to) rip up their roof just to bring renewable energy to their home. To that end, the company is offering a first glimpse at Panasonic-made solar panels that would go on top of your …

A Quick Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord

Tired of that dusty cable box? Swap it for a sleek device and streaming app by reading this guide!<p>Switching from traditional cable TV service to an internet-based option has become easier than ever. With three major TV-streaming services and countless compatible devices currently on the market, we …

A side-by-side comparison of the EPA website under Obama and Trump

The Environmental Protection Agency’s website has begun to transform under the Trump administration.<p>A group of researchers have found what are likely the first steps in a major overhaul of a site that’s been closely watched since president Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Federal climate plans …

Climate

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

Solar-powered Farm From a Box is a compact farm kit that feeds 150 people

Two acres of land is enough to farm a sustainable food supply for as many as 150 people, and now a San Francisco startup is making it even easier to …

The Ultimate List of Best Websites to Learn Coding

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>It’s been half a year since I gathered my first list of …

This interactive map shows why renewables and natural gas are taking over the US

This one’s for the energy nerds out there. The University of Texas Austin’s Energy Institute has put out an incredibly useful interactive map showing what types of power plants are cheapest to build in every county in the continental United States. (No, really, it’s fascinating.)<p>Playing around with …

Energy

The Continued Unravelling of the Middle East: A Deep Dive into History

<i>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announcing the creation of the Islamic State, June 30, 2014</i><p>The political constellation of the Middle East has been, until recently, relatively durable for the better part of three-quarters of a century. Except for the division of the British mandate of Palestine between Israel …

Create Small Fruit Trees with This Pruning Method - Organic Gardening

Many fruit trees — including semidwarf varieties — can easily grow to 15 feet and taller. Anyone who has tried to manage one of these large trees in …

The Smart Garden 9 is a self-contained kitchen garden for your “herbs” and vegetables

When we last met Click & Grow they were selling a massive wall garden designed for indoor gardening. Their new product, called the Smart Garden, is a self-contained kit pod for growing fruits, vegetables, and “herbs” that costs $129 on Kickstarter<p>The system is quite simple. You fill the water tank, …

Gardening

Adidas is making a million pairs of its much-anticipated sneakers created from recycled ocean plastic

For more than a year, Adidas has been teasing the release of a shoe made almost entirely from discarded plastic fished out of the oceans. It revealed its first prototype of the sustainable sneaker, created in collaboration with environmental organization Parley for the Oceans, in June 2015. …

Shoes

This Indiana Farmhouse Has Every Beautiful Design Element You Want in a Home

Fruit trees, a wraparound porch, and shiplap aplenty? Yes, please!<p>When we think of our dream home, what comes to mind is something pretty close to this house in Zionsville, Indiana.<p>Situated on 18 acres, the pretty farmhouse combines the classic country elements with a hint of fresh, clean, and …

Farmhouses

Bright Built Barn is Net-Zero Energy

"The next generation of sustainable building practices will not be about material performance or building imprint on local environments. The next …

Opinion: These 4 solar-power stocks will leave fossil fuels in the dust

A fissure is forming in energy investing, and solar power is poised to break from the pack, providing savvy investors with an opportunity to invest …

Solar Power

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Start Your Morning With These Quick and Easy Raw Buddha Bowls

Health and wellness are high on our list of priorities. We love energizing nutritional vegan recipes and even consulted an expert to show us how to kickstart a raw and healthy lifestyle. But it’s never too late to get back on the health kick so we have two simple and quick raw recipes for you: a …

Retrofitted net-zero energy home in Washington produces double the power it needs

You don't need to build a new house to "go green". The Birchwood home by Sustainable Connections is the first home in Whatcom County, Washington to …

Solar Panels

The top 10 frustrations for every Android developer

Developing for Android is awesome. It’s a completely open platform with tons of support and a massive community to help you. It’s installed on countless devices and has a brilliant distribution platform that allows anyone to create a potential hit… <i>blah blah blah!</i><p>Nothing is perfect and …

Man builds 100mpg engine using 200-year-old technology

Josh “Mac” MacDowell of San Antonio Texas had a brilliant idea. He took a Stirling engine, a type of engine developed 200 years ago, and added some …