Two-part tiny home has a mobile studio that travels

Two structures are joined by a deck; one part on a solid foundation, the other on wheels to become a traveling studio and performance space.

Are people on bikes more dangerous than people in cars?

In a word no. But people in cars seem to get a free pass for everything.

First Solar Ends Q2 With More Losses But ‘Wins on the Board’

Despite record module production and shipments in the second quarter of the year, First Solar reported another quarterly loss on Thursday. First Solar attributed its $18.5 million shortfall — a decrease from the $67.6 million in losses reported last quarter — to increases in operating costs, which offset a boost in module and systems revenue. Though CEO Mark Widmar said on a Thursday earnings call that First Solar “put a number of wins on the board” in Q

More Delays Likely for Vogtle Nuclear Plant, Georgia Regulator Says

Georgia's Vogtle nuclear plant expansion is already years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget, and it may get delayed once again. The Georgia Public Service Commission Public Interest Advocacy Staff this week published an evaluation of the most recent reassessment of project timeline and cost for Vogtle Units 3 and 4. The good news: Staff concluded that the latest analysis by Southern Nuclear Company, the Southern Company subsidiary overseeing plant construction, was “generally sound.” That's notable, seeing as Staff recommended canceling

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #29

Article of the Week… Toon of the Week… Coming Soon on SkS… Climate Feedback Claim Review… SkS Week in Review…Poster of the Week… Article of the Week… June 2019: Earth’s Hottest June on Record In this picture taken on June 6, 2019, Hindu priests sit inside large vessels filled with water as they perform the ‘Parjanya Japa’

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #30

Story of the Week… Toon of the Week… Coming Soon on SkS… Climate Feedback Reviews… SkS Week in Review… Poster of the Week… Story of the Week… Global Footprint Network promotes real-world solutions that #MoveTheDate, accelerating the transition to one-planet prosperity On July 29, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint. It is Earth Overshoot Day. Its

Koonin’s case for yet another review of climate science

We watch long YouTube videos so you don’t have to. In the seemingly endless deliberations on whether there should be a ‘red team’ exercise to review various climate science reports, Scott Waldman reported last week that the original architect of the idea, Steve Koonin, had given a talk on touching on the topic at Purdue University in Indiana last month. Since the talk is online, I thought it might be worth a viewing. [Spoiler alert. It wasn’t]. The red team issue came up a few times. Notably Koonin says at one point in the Q and A: The reports are right. But obviously I would not be pushing a red team exercise

Can planting trees save our climate?

In recent weeks, a new study by researchers at ETH Zurich has hit the headlines worldwide (Bastin et al. 2019). It is about trees. The researchers asked themselves the question: how much carbon could we store if we planted trees everywhere in the world where the land is not already used for agriculture or cities? Since the leaves of trees extract carbon in the form of carbon dioxide – CO2 – from the air and then release the oxygen – O2 – again, this is a great climate protection measure

Simple Ways to Improve your Lifestyle

The fact that we live in a fast-paced world means that the quality of our lives has significantly deteriorated as personal health, physical and mental, has been neglected. We are so much concerned about accomplishing our goals and ambitions that we even forget to live and appreciate life the way it’s meant to be. Nonetheless, there are various simple steps that we can

How to safely leave your pet at home?

Not many owners have the luxury of being with their pets all the time and in many cases, this is not necessary at all. Dogs can be alone for a while (if the animal is well trained) if you go to work or go shopping. Cats, on the contrary, can stay alone for much more time, for example, when you go on vacation. But it’s important

How to Up Your Plastic Free Grocery Shopping Game

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5 Reasons Why Organic Cotton Feminine Products Are Better For You and the Earth

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First Birthday Gift Ideas For Your Baby

When it comes to a baby’s first birthday, knowing what gift to buy them can be tough. Especially if this is your first child and you’re really not sure what you’re doing. Of course, you’d give your baby the world if you could, but sometimes the products in the world are made from harmful toxins and dangerous materials that can harm the environment.  Here are some of our favorite picks, available right here online. From

Keep Those Windows Closed! How to Deal with Allergies During the Sneezing Season

30 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from allergies. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, there’s no doubt you dread that time of year. For some of us, allergy season is all year round. Luckily, your allergies don’t have to ruin your life. There are many things you can do to manage the symptoms of

Pat McGrath Lust: Gloss – The Only Lip Gloss You’ll Ever Need

affiliate link In the interest of full-disclosure: I am not a lipgloss girl. I never feel like lipgloss is very impactful on me and I find its wear time lacking. Our fearless leader/resident lipgloss fiend Stef decided to make me a convert and sent me her “favorite lip gloss in the world” Pat McGrath

Fresh Sugar Lemon Hydrating Lip Balm Review

There’s a bakery in my neighborhood that makes the most delicious, tiny vanilla cupcakes with lemon zest frosting. Before I devour one of these little bites of joy, I always sniff it like a maniac. True story: more than once, I’ve gotten frosting on my nose inhaling the smell. If only someone could bottle it, I’ve often thought, I’d wear it from head to toe. So when I cracked open my jar of Fresh Sugar Lemon Hydrating Lip Balm ($18), I swooned with excitement. Lemon vanilla cupcake, hello! It’s the same scrumptious scent, which Fresh

Ekoa: The Wonder Material That Could Help Save the Rainforests

Deforestation contributes to about 18 percent of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is accelerating, despite at least a decade of efforts to turn things around. Merely slowing our rate of deforestation won’t cut it if humanity is going to make a dent in climate change — major disruptions are needed. That’s what San

Fighting Fire with Fire: Zippo Pledges to Help Fight Effects of Global Deforestation

Zippo — maker of the ubiquitous, flip-top lighter — is intimately aware of fire’s usefulness, as a force of nature to be summoned at will. But this power, when wielded carelessly or allowed to run rampant, can have devastating effects. Nowhere is this more evident than in fire’s impact on forests, here in the US and across the globe. Wildfires destroy 4 percent of the Earth’s surface each year, with 84 percent a result of human activity. Image credit: Zippo Zippo is working with Woodchuck USA — maker of custom wood products and gifts

A new report depicts a failing planet. A new book has solutions

A UN report released today paints a dire picture of the natural world, but a new book provides answers.

Make your garden irresistible to butterflies with these plants and tips

Entice butterflies to stay, eat, mate and lay eggs in your garden with these plants and tips.

Enchanting off-grid floating home can be yours for $210K

This inviting, one-bedroom canal boat is in the 600-square-foot range and has all the comforts of home.

Styrofoam ban, a naming game, pollinators in trouble: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

Wildlife loss, flight footprints, Irish action: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.