Happy-Meal-Ban-4

11.03.10

SF Bans The Happy Meal Toy?

Stalinist plot to deprive kids of the perks of eating fast food? Or a sensible move to minimize dust-collecting landfill fodder? The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to ban toy giveaways in meals…

sideways bike

11.01.10

SideWaysBike puts a new spin on the morning commute

While this may not qualify as a game-changing innovation, the SidewaysBike is as good a way to start the week as any. The quirky invention- watch some videos here- from Irish cyclist/tinkerer Michael Killian…

PivotIrrigationOnCotton

10.26.10

PepsiCo’s new ‘i-crop farming technology’

PepsiCo is testing a new web-based crop management system that allows farmers to monitor, manage and reduce their water waste and carbon emissions while optimizing crop yield. The technology has been developed in partnership with Cambridge…

NYC, back in the day

10.25.10

Horse-drawn Garbage Carts

In the medieval town of Peyrestortes, and dozens of other French villages like it, the squeaking brakes and grinding gears of garbage trucks have been replaced by the clip clop of horses’ hooves. These towns now enjoy…

InterContinental Boston Sous Chef Cyrille Couet at work

10.22.10

InterContinental Boston’s Rooftop Apiary

We recently paid a visit to the InterContinental Boston, a four-diamond hotel on Boston’s historic waterfront, which has introduced the city’s first hotel rooftop apiary. Since early summer, the hotel’s colony has grown to more than 40,000 bees,…

10.21.10

OneDegreeTV: Heritage Aviation
‘a smarter, greener building’

Aviation is an energy intensive industry, accounting for roughly 3% of global carbon emissions. Manufacturers are developing greener aircraft, exploring alternatives to fossil fuels and looking for ways to recycle planes slated for retirement. Many airlines now…

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