Green Earth News

Photo: Ribbons of sunlight cascade through the trees

A beautiful example of why many photographers call this time of day the “golden hour.”

Net-zero building unveiled in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood

The Bright ’N Green building is an experimental effort to combine sustainable technologies.

Off-grid 84 sq. ft. tiny homes are handcrafted for rustic living

It’s the classic tiny home on wheels: the shepherd’s hut, now updated and handmade in Ontario. These little wagons can be outfitted with all manner of off-grid options for electricity and water.

Student invents low-tech bicycle-powered blood centrifuge

The fight against one of the most common nutritional blood disorders in the world may be getting an effective low-tech tool that could be used for better diagnosis in the developing world.

Thinking Inside the Box: 8 Amazing DIY Halloween Cardboard Costumes

Halloween is the perfect opportunity to be creepy, crafty, and most of all, creative. Take a few moments to rekindle your childhood love affair with the humble cardboard box by taking a look at these eight inspired Halloween cardboard costumes….

Game-changer: Rooftop solar will be at grid parity in all 50 U.S. states by 2016

This will be a watershed event, no doubt creating a new inflection point in the growth of solar and the cleaning up of the power grid.

How to make your own DIY fire logs out of recycled newspaper (Video)

Using either molds made out of items found around the home, or a dedicated press, you can create your own fire logs out of recycled newspapers.

ZestDesk: Crowdfunded, doctor-developed portable standing desk (Video)

An Australian father and son team is launching this standing desk that is designed to be carried anywhere and fully adjustable.

New MUJI vertical house is only fourteen and a half feet wide

It’s clean, neat and straightforward like most Muji products, and it’s not even that weird.

Gigafactory schmigafactory: $1BN "stealth" energy storage start-up moves to NC tobacco plant

Many clean tech wonks have never heard of them, but Alevo plans to be manufacturing grid-scale energy storage on a huge scale within the next few years.