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Crowdsourced Trump Forest aims to plant 10 billion trees to offset removal of Clean Power Plan

In a bid to mitigate the effects of the current US administration's anti-climate policies, this campaign is encouraging people to step up the carbon sequestration pace by planting billions of trees.

Photo: Chipmunk shows its cute side

... as if there were a side that wasn't cute?

Cyborg bacteria turn carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels with zero waste

Forget about Tony Stark or the Bionic Man, the real cyborg action starts with microscopic swamp creatures

Fast Food Furniture is a worrisome trend

Do we really want our furniture to be inspired by burgers and hot dogs? We prefer Slow Food.

6 ways to escape the back-to-school shopping craze

Who says you have to hit the mall? Here are some greener and cheaper alternatives.

Just what we needed dept: Underwater parking spaces

They built them in Amsterdam; why not in Boston?

Massive Norwegian data center will be fully powered by renewable energy

The data center will be the largest in the world.

Vanilla is more expensive and popular than ever

Cyclone damage, combined with growing demand for natural extract, has squeezed Madagascar's market.

Tesla making car sharing a whole lot easier

In the future, any Tesla you drive will automatically adjust to you.

What should you do with your eclipse glasses?

Do not mail them to the President.

Gimme a thermal break: Ban balconies that don't have them

Balconies are becoming more popular among condo buyers. It's time to start building them right.

Silly man films bear in garage, gets charged

Or, why you should NOT reach for your phone when a fierce animal shows up.

Huge shift from planes to trains on London-Scotland routes

The shift has prevented 680,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the past decade, apparently.

Photo: Your feel-good photo of the day, brought to you by lions!

Purr, snuggle, awww, repeat.

Soil education: There's an app for that

The new free Starting with Soil app offers a "playful, visually rich way" of helping kids learn about healthy soil, which is a crucial part of our food system.

Watch 150 animal species roam the globe in this amazing migration animation

Globalization, animal-style.

I don't need a bigger car

I'd rather be snug than in debt.

Internet proves the perils of messing with mac & cheese

Mac & cheese devotees have taken an online low calorie" recipe to hilarious task.

Making the grade in sustainable forestry

A&A Trading gets an A+ in connecting hikers to forests & forests to community

The Clean Lunch Bag is plastic-free, insulated with wool offcuts

It's the perfect answer to the non-recyclable, bacteria-ridden nightmare that are conventional lunch bags.

Prismatic stained glass cabin is a lakeside refuge from the city

Offering a contemplative eye out onto a changing landscape, this custom-built cabin will host visitors to this region in France.

Why do people take cold showers?

Sometimes it feels good to do something you know is going to feel unpleasant.

Scientists' say there will be an eclipse. Why should we believe them?

They are just in it for the money, right?

Scientists' says there will be an eclipse. Why should we believe them?

They are just in in for the money, right?

Orangutan mama makes a rain hat of leaves for baby and herself

On International Orangutan Day, we celebrate one of humankind's closest relatives.

Orangutan mama fashions a rain hat of leaves for baby and herself

On International Orangutan Day, we celebrate one of humankind's closest relatives.

The XYT is a modular, customizable electric car comprised of just 580 parts

It's small, it's simple, and it's designed to be customized to fit the needs of the owner, and modified or upgraded over its life.

5 gorgeous places on public land to watch the eclipse

The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 80 places along the path of totality; consider one of these for your viewing pleasure.

The construction industry has a productivity problem

The Economist has some suggestions for fixing it. We have more.

10 things you should purge today

Go through your house and toss these items. You don't need them.

White House ends ban on selling bottled water at National Parks

In the latest from a death of a thousand cuts, White House sides with bottled water lobbyists to encourage plastic pollution in parks.

A gourmet menu for camping with kids

Camping becomes a lot more fun when you can look forward to delicious food.

The solar eclipse may knock 9000 Megawatts of solar power offline

The Nest Thermostat has a special Eclipse Rush Hour' mode to help cope. But radically efficient buildings would help more.

Celebrate the eclipse with moon music

While the sun may be stealing the show, the solar eclipse would be nothing without Earth's own heavenly satellite.

Carpenter lives, works & travels out of this well-crafted bus conversion

Putting his carpentry skills to work, this young man finds a happy work-life balance thanks to his hand-built home-on-wheels.

Montreal supermarket opens huge organic rooftop garden

Talk about slashing food miles; 'fresh from the roof' is as local as it gets.

How accurate is Project Sunroof?

Can remote assessments of solar capacity really compare to getting an expert on your roof?

Photo: Long-eared owl looks caught in the act

Our surprised photo of the day comes from Calgary, Canada.

Juggernaut aims to deliver first 3-wheeled front cargo bike fully designed & built in the US

Denver, Colorado's Juggernaut has developed a cargo bike built for "hauling freight and pushing weight" as an "economic & environmental alternative" to driving a car.

Urban swimming is becoming a thing again

More and more cities are cleaning up their act and their water, and it is a wonderful thing.

Why we should be more materialistic

Materialism is not the same thing as consumerism, David Cain argues.

What are the world's most livable cities? Depends how you measure it.

The Economist puts Melbourne in number 1 spot, Vancouver in 3. They're not.

Why people shouldn't take fish medicine

As an alternative to expensive antibiotics, people have taken to taking amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, penicillin and other drugs meant for fish. Here's why it's a bad idea.

Solar-powered Bike Sharing Farm is a mobile community garden for the city

No community garden in your neighborhood? Inspired by bike sharing schemes, this portable garden can come to you.

Solar blocks could replace solar panels on buildings

The blocks could be part of the architecture of a building, generating more power than just rooftop panels.

6 travel tips so locals will hate you less

Sure, tourists boost local economies, but unless it's done respectfully, you'll never be truly welcome.

13 stellar things to know about the sun

While eclipse mania is reaching a fever pitch, here's what to know about the star of the show.

Trump admin removes White House Capital Bikeshare station

It's not a big deal but it could become a big symbol.

A millennial's guide to early retirement

Why says you need to wait till 65? Retirement may be closer than you think.

Photo: Strawberry cod is ready for her close-up

With lips that all of Hollywood would envy, Trachypoma macracanthus is about as charming as a fish can be.