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Scientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles

A possible solution to the world's plastic pollution problem was created by accident.<p>Mutants exist and they're helping to save the planet.<p>OK, not <i>those</i> kinds of mutants. But these are equally cool.<p>An international team of scientists has created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles, …

Solar power making perfect water from the air – for your house

ZeroMassWater has developed a solar panel kit – “Source” – that uses its electricity to draw water from the atmosphere. The kit delivers up to 5 liters (1.3 gallons) of pure water per day in optimal locations. The unit can be installed and integrated into a regular house.<p>“Our vision is perfect …

Solar Panels

'This is not a trend': Native American chefs resist the 'Columbusing' of indigenous foods

Earlier this fall, Karlos Baca, an indigenous food activist known for cooking beautiful foraged meals using traditional Native American ingredients and cooking methods, was approached by a regional food magazine: Would he like to provide a recipe for their Thanksgiving issue?<p>"Instead of getting a …

Native Americans

How to Plant a Perennial Food Garden – 20 Fruits & Veggies That Will Keep Coming Back Year After Year

Growing vegetables and fruits in the home garden is rewarding, but many people are put off by the backbreaking work involved at the start of the …

Eggnog Spice Cake with Bourbon Custard Filling and Eggnog Buttercream Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Bourbon Custard Filling: Whisk together granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy saucepan. Whisk together …

6 Innovative Farmers That Will Change Your Perception of What It Means to Grow Food

1. Fish Farming on Dry Land<p>Aquaponic farmers Jessica Patton and Ken Armstrong at Ouroboros's farm stand.<p>Ouroboros Farm<p><b>Ouroboros Farms</b><br>Half Moon Bay, …

Bug Out Bag Critical Supplies You Need for Bugging Out

<b>How to Pack a Bug Out Bag</b><b><br>Critical Supplies You Need for Bugging Out</b><p>by Mark Lawrence, Copyright © SecretsofSurvival.com<p>Continued Below ...<p>Related …

20 breakfasts you can make the night before

Even if you're an early bird, the waking hours of a weekday morning are sacred. With an hour to spare before emails start flying, you might exercise, …

Breakfast

Carbon raises $81 million for international expansion of its rapid 3D-printing tech

Large manufacturers of high-tech products, from luxury vehicles to elastomers and resins, have lined up to invest in and partner with Carbon (formerly known as Carbon 3D) the Redwood City, Calif. company known for its rapid, 3D-printing technologies.<p>The three-year-old startup added $81 million in …

Easy ways to get a green wall in your home

We’ve all heard of gardens, and we know what walls are – but are you familiar with the ‘living green wall’? It’s the latest and greatest method of …

World's largest vertical farm grows without soil, sunlight or water in Newark

An ambitious, almost fantastical, manifestation of agricultural technology is expected to come to fruition this fall. From the remains of an abandoned steel mill in Newark, New Jersey, the creators of AeroFarms are building what they say will be the largest vertical farm, producing two million …

Aquaponics

7 Genius Ways to Make Tofu Actually Taste Good

Yep, it’s possible.<p>Let's face it: If you don't know how to prepare tofu, this vegetarian protein can be totally blah. (Some may even say it’s straight-up gross.) But since tofu is pretty freakin' healthy, it's worth the extra effort in the kitchen.<p>“Tofu is one of only a handful of plant-based foods …

Nutrition

Why matching fish farming with crop irrigation is a win for parched Southwest

East of Lake Tahoe, an organic farmer and his son are putting the finishing touches on what is perhaps a counterintuitive approach to water conservation in a dry climate: a 32,000-sq ft greenhouse that will grow tomatoes, peppers and fish in the heart of the Nevada desert.<p>Mark O’Farrell, the owner …

Aquaculture

Think Green: 20 Vertical Garden Ideas

There’s nothing like a <b>vertical garden</b> overflowing with lush plants! Vertical gardening is one of today’s top trends, and the good news for design …

Landscaping

The Ultimate Whole Grain Cooking Guide

Take your pot of grains from blah to badass with these tips from the dirty-talking chefs behind Thug Kitchen.<p><b>Whole grains</b>: They're packed with fiber, …

Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil Are the Perfect Match in These 23 Recipes

There's a lot you can make with just these two ingredients.<p>If we could only bring two pantry staples with us to a desert island, they'd have to be soy sauce and toasted sesame oil. No two condiments work harder to instantly perk up a stir-fry, grain bowl, or noodle dish—and they form the base of …

Cooking

Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Cups Are the Refreshingly Simple Supper You’ve Been Looking For

Summer is upon us—and while bikinis and beaches are great, we’re most excited because warm weather means it’s time to start eating with our hands …

Make A Match Rocket With This DIY Video Tutorial

I've always been fascinated by science and experiments, but I have to be real: I really shouldn't go anywhere near something that could possibly …

15-Minute Meals Top Chefs Make at Home

To get in your post-work yoga class or after-work cocktail with colleagues, it often isn’t until 8:00 that you roll through your door. Tired and hungry, dinner becomes a frustrating ordeal and that spring risotto that you’ve wanted to make all week goes on the back burner. Rather than hitting up …

grilled cheese

How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients

Perhaps you can remember the scene in the cult classic <i>The Breakfast Club</i> when Bender and Claire have a little back-and-forth over some tuna sushi rolls. "You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're gonna eat <i>that</i>?" he asks incredulously. Well, America, we've come a long way since 1985. …

The farm that grows climate change solutions

High in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, a small cooperative is "farming carbon" — practicing agriculture in a way that fights climate change while …

The enormous carbon footprint of food that we never even eat

Discussions about how to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions frequently center on clean energy, more efficient transportation and sustainable agriculture. But research suggests that if we really want to pay attention to our carbon footprints, we should also be focusing on another, less-talked-about …

The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …

Cooking

Raw Cheesecake Is Neither Cheese nor Cake, But You Want It Anyway

This dairy-free dessert is every bit as creamy and rich as the original—just because it's vegan doesn't mean it's totally virtuous.<p>The "health halo" is real, and it's been growing ever brighter since the first kale leaf successfully snuck into a smoothie. This "have your alt-flour, agave-sweetened …

Vegan

HugeDomains.com - OurGardenClub.com is for sale (Our Garden Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Is This the Country's Most Sustainable Restaurant?

This California restaurant is serving great food—and championing a movement.<p>There’s an aquaponic greenhouse at The Perennial filled with fish feasting on food scrap-stuffed larvae. Inside the San Francisco restaurant, the chef butchers the meat of animals that once grazed on compost-treated …

Sustainability

Chinese Cabbage Salad I Recipe

"A delicious salad with a variety of tastes and textures. Uses packaged salad mixes."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles, crushed<p>10 ounces …