Green Earth News

Composting For The Cosmopolitan

Just because you live in an apartment building doesn’t mean you can’t turn your table scraps into earth-friendly compost. You’ll be doing the planet a big favor: food that rots in plastic bags in landfills produces methane, a harmful greenhouse g…

Hybrid rooftop wind and solar generator now available in U.S. for early adopters

The SolarMill, a 1.2 kW combination wind and solar energy system, will be sold in the U.S. for about $3000.

Tesla’s solar-powered, free-to-use Superchargers growing like weeds worldwide

21st century infrastructure to help us get off oil.

The Importance Of Kids Being In Nature

What it is Once upon a time, kids of any age returning from school were told, “go outside and play.” “Outside” may have been a back yard, a park, or a nearby patch of woods. Today’s kids are more likely to have a scheduled play date, join an….

What’s Out There? A new database and guide to North America’s designed landscape legacy

The Cultural Landscape Foundation brings their amazing work north of the border to Toronto.

‘Free Range’ parents cleared of child neglect for letting their kids walk 1 mile, but…

But there’s a second similar case from Child Protective Services that is yet undecided…

Photo: Gorgeous Western Tanager spotting in California back yard

“Western Tanagers are one of my favorite birds, but I don’t see them very often,” writes Rick Derevan.

This summer, skip the spray-on sunscreen

Spray sunscreens have gained popularity because they promise a quick application and more convenience for hard-to-reach parts of your back. But they raise a number of concerns.

Gali compact kitchen has all the works in the drawers

Designer Ana Arana updates the kitchen in a box.

Terrifying ‘dementor’ wasp species named for evil spirits from Harry Potter

A species of wasp discovered in Thailand has been named for evil spirits invented by J. K. Rowling in her Harry Potter books.