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8 Habits Of Extremely Well-Rested People

Most of us have probably met (and envied) at least one of those mysterious people who never seem to be tired. We've sized them up through bleary eyes, and wondered how it is that <i>they</i> don't look like they spent 30 minutes battling with the snooze button this morning. The answer isn't necessarily …

The Biomimicry Manual: How Does Mother Nature Clean House?

In my last column for <i>The Biomimicry Manual</i>, I mentioned the way the sea snake keeps herself clean of barnacles and algae by shedding her skin. …

Climate change: IPCC issues stark warning over global warming

Scientists will this week issue their starkest warning yet about the mounting dangers of global warming. In a report to be handed to political leaders in Stockholm on Monday, they will say that the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation have now led to a warming of the entire globe, including …

South Korean road wirelessly recharges OLEV buses

<b>South Korea has switched on a road which can recharge electric vehicles as they drive over it.</b><p>The project's developer says the 12km (7.5 miles) route is the first of its kind in the world.<p>It means vehicles fitted with compatible equipment do not need to stop to recharge and can also be fitted with …

A Patch Designed To Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes

<i>In our "Weekly Innovation" blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Previously we've featured</i>the sink-urinal<i>and</i> a better travel neck pillow<i>.</i><i>(Do you have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form<i>.)</i><p>A small, square patch that's not yet …

Scientists declare: ‘Human activities are changing Earth’s climate’

A 2011 photo shows a coal-fired power station in Huaibei, in east China's Anhui province. In a declarative statement, a prominent science organization linked human activities such as burning fossil fuels to climate change.<p>With more confidence than ever before, a prominent scientific body put the …

Arctic methane 'time bomb' could have huge economic costs

<b>Scientists say that the release of large amounts of methane from thawing permafrost in the Arctic could have huge economic impacts for the world.</b><p>The researchers estimate that the climate effects of the release of this gas could cost $60 trillion (£39 trillion), roughly the size of the global …

No, global warming hasn’t stopped and here’s why

In 1998, the global mean temperature was 58.3 degrees Fahrenheit, according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. In 2012, it was 58.2 degrees.<p>That’s a 0.1 degree decrease. Look, I disproved global warming! Hummers for everyone!<p>As ridiculous as it sounds, that simplistic analysis is the …

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Watermelon Salsa

Rainbow Peppermint Patties -with yoyomax12

How-To: Watermelon Grill Centerpiece

Add some personality to your next cookout with this cute watermelon grill centerpiece tutorial that Sandra Denneler shared on <i>She Knows</i>!<p>Ready to make a grill of your own? Head over to She Knows to see how it’s done!<p>[Via CraftGawker]

DIY Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo is a not a solution to avoiding the shower. Please shower people. But it is great for emergencies when you’re suddenly standing in front …

Recipe: Cinnamon Horchata Milkshake

Looking for a refreshing treat to help you cool off this summer? Look no further than this tasty cinnamon horchata milkshake recipe from Henry Happened!

The Southwest's Forests May Never Recover From Megafires

Environmental entrepreneur Kresse Wesling: 'It's easy to be good in business'

Recycling waste is big business – but it's doesn't easily follow that old fire hoses should become pretty bags and belts. Emma Sinclair talks to Kresse Wesling, one half of accessories brand Elvis & Kresse, about the power of being 'good' in business.<p>Canadian-born Kresse Wesling describes herself …

10-layer roasted vegetable salad [Vegetarian] http://www.treehugger.com/easy-vegetarian-recipes/10-layer-roasted-vegetable-salad-vegetarian.html

The Top 5 Environmental Issues Humanity Should Be Thinking About in 2013

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>Like too many fruit flies in a bottle, there are now so many humans on this finite planet that we are changing our environment …

10 Surprising Healthy Foods You Can Throw On The Grill

Celebrating the Fourth of July is often associated with unhealthy snacks, sandwiches and deep fried <i>anything</i>. So how do grillers find an alternative to this caloric ritual? Throw a few nontraditional options in the mix.<p>We've gathered up 10 surprisingly healthy foods you can grill up this holiday …

Eco groups need to hit size ‘sweet spot’ - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Sustainability programs are a Goldilocks proposition—the environment benefits when the size …

Cookies and Cream Pudding Pops -with yoyomax12

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are delicious just as they are – and that is probably why people don’t tend to stuff as many mix-ins into peanut butter cookie …

Oreo Cheesecake Bars

1. Preheat oven to 325°F;. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with foil, allowing it to hang over two sides of the pan to create "handles".<p>2. …

Peanut Butter Cup Pie (easy no-bake recipe) - with yoyomax12

The U.S. government is the fourth biggest greenhouse gas polluter in the country

The Political Economy Research Institute published this list of greenhouse gas emitters. It’s based on the 2011 data from the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas …

Fossil Fuels

Island in the sun: Why are our cities heating up faster than everywhere else?

There are hot islands, there are really hot islands, and then there are urban heat islands [PDF] — cities that are hotter, often considerably, than …

Green Roofs