Green Earth News

Quikbyke is a solar-powered e-bike rental shop & charging station in a shipping container

This “shop-in-a-box” could be a model for a self-contained and low-carbon electric mobility business.

Photo: Beautiful bee-eaters pose on a wire

Our photo of the day comes from Kenya’s Samburu National Park.

7 ways to start your day off right

How you choose to start the day will set the tone for the rest of your day, so make those choices wisely.

There’s an effort to write tiny homes into the International Residential Code afoot

These proposed tiny house building codes will mean safer tiny houses.

18 unexpected recipes for sweet potatoes

From fondue and latkes to waffles and cheesecake, it’s time to escape the sweet potato slump.

How the rest of the world raises their children

From frigid naps to diaperless infants to independence at a young age, it takes all kinds to raise the next generation – something that Americans would do well to remember.

What you should know about the cobalt in your smartphone

Cobalt is used to build lithium-ion batteries found in mobile technology. Much of it comes from Congo, where men, women, and children endure dangerous and unhealthy conditions to satisfy our hunger for new devices. It’s time we paid attention.

The Best Ways To Heat Your Home: Separating Myth From Fact

When fall sets in, our heating systems kick into high gear to keep our houses warm. As it gets colder, you want to heat your home in the most efficient way possible, but it can be tough to know the best strategy to use when facts and myths all…

8 fruits and vegetables you should be roasting whole

From cherries and cauliflower to grapes and pumpkins, wonderful things happen when you cook these foods whole.

SunToWater units produce 40 to 100 gallons of clean water per day from the air

These units, said to be capable of producing 40-100 gallons of clean water per day, can be powered by solar or solar plus grid power.