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10.06.10

Sun Chips: Green, yes. But noisy!

Kermit said it best. It’s not easy being green. Forward-thinking companies can blaze a green trail, knowing that, in most cases, a “better” product is better business. But, ultimately, the marketplace will decide if an idea’s time has…

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10.01.10

Your Balcony As Your Wind/Solar Farm

In July, we did a post on a new high-rise, London’s Strata SE1, which has been touted as the world’s first skyscraper to have electricity-generating wind turbines built into its core design. The building stands 42 stories…

aquaponics

09.28.10

Aquaponics: future of urban farming?

Almost two years ago, we wrote about how Whole Foods had become the first major retailer to announce a comprehensive set of aquaculture guidelines, adopting strict standards aimed at avoiding damage to sensitive habitats,…

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09.27.10

What’s the footprint of a glass of milk?

The dairy industry in the U.S. is facing hard times these days. Price fluctuations, rising transportation costs, land squeeze from urbanization, lower  consumption,…all conspire to put many dairy farmers on the brink. Here in Vermont, which counts the…

recycle

09.20.10

LTT Recommends: How Can I Recycle This?

Inspiration can arrive when and where we least expect it. Take, for example, “How Can I Recycle This?”, a great web site from the U.K. that provides readers with creative ways to reuse, repurpose or recycle…

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09.16.10

Design: Bicycle Wind Turbines

We’re fascinated with products that capture energy that would otherwise be lost yet don’t require any changes to how we use or consume them. We’ve covered a few examples -smart showers that harnesses waste heat from shower…

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