Senior Writer, TreeHugger
Green Technology Editor @TreeHugger and wildlife & conservation photographer.
treehugger.com — What if you could grow and sell food in the same place? What would that look like? That is the radical idea behind Ben Greene's innovative sustainable agriculture project, called The Farmery.
treehugger.com — We recently learned that 100 New York City restaurants would be participating in a food waste composting program. Now, The New York Times reports that Mayor Bloomberg, who in February called food waste "New York City's final recycling frontier", will soon announce a new composting plan that aims to divert 100,000 tons of food scraps from landfills each year and become mandatory city-wide by 2016.
treehugger.com — We've all been there. You have an important meeting or date planned, but suddenly realize your smart phone is almost out of battery power, thus complicating your ability to rendezvous with your colleagues, friends or -- even worse -- a first date.
wired.com — The 'maker movement' is a grassroots success story, refueling interest in engineering and giving kids practical skills with tools. But now we need something new. We need to apply those maker skills to what we already own, giving broken devices a new lease on life. In short: we need a fixer movement.
causes.com — Billions of animals in factory farms are forced to live in cruel and inhumane conditions. From chickens that are squeezed into tiny cages to the inhumane slaughter of cows, the transport of horses across the borders to be slaughtered for human consumption, animals are treated cruelly and politicians (with their corporate supporters) are trying to keep this practice a secret.
treehugger.com — Image: Composite of pictures by Velkr0, Meneer Zjeroen, Marcy Reiford and Our update, all via Creative Commons. If you thought that by quitting meat or at least going weekday vegetarian you were doing your part to avoid the horrors of factory farming, think again.
treehugger.com — This is the cocoon of the Urodid Moth, and it is entirely unlike other cocoons you're probably used to seeing. The pupa is housed within what looks like something that came off a 3D Printer. Just another example of how we're lagging behind the art already found in nature!
treehugger.com — By now, you've all seen the amazing robotic cheetah from Boston Dynamics that was able to smash Usain Bolt's speed record. Well, it looks like that big cheetah bot now has a little brother called the "cheetah-cub robot" that is more closely modeled after a house cat.
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