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Racing on Old-School Penny Farthing Bikes Is Surprisingly Intense (Video)

This summer, the IG Markets London Nocturne, perhaps the premier urban cycling competition, featured a variety of challenges that included straight-forward races, folding bike races and longest skid contests. But the most awesome, in my opinion, was …

The Week in Pictures: New Zealand Oil Spill, How Steve Jobs Changed the World, and More (Slideshow)

Since the Rena, a Liberian ship, ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand 10 days ago, an environmental catastrophe has been brewing. Oil is spilling into the ocean, harming wildlife and reaching shore.

We also have Steve Jobs’ use of des…

TreeHugger Live Chat Today on Solar & Peak Oil, 11e with Solarcentury’s Jeremy Leggett

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From developing the world’s largest solar bridge currently under construction in London to founding a charity that’s bringing solar to Africa, Jeremy Leggett—founder and Executive Chairman of Solarcentury—has do…

The Week in Pictures: Solar London Bridge, Translucent ‘Chicken Chapel,’ and More (Slideshow)

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London has announced grand plans to build the world’s largest solar bridge, which will generate 900,000 kilowatts of electricity every year and provide nearly 50 percent of the energy needed to power the central London railway termi…

Rooftop Supermarket Garden Delivers Zero Food Miles Produce (Video)

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When I last wrote about Food From the Sky’s rooftop supermarket garden, they had just picked up an award for their zero food miles produce. It seems the project is still going strong, and I’ve just come across a great video ab…

World’s Largest Solar Bridge Under Construction in London

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I’ve said it before, but symbolism is hugely important as we transition from the fossil fuel age to a clean energy economy. So the announcement that an iconic steam-era railway bridge is to become the world’s largest solar …

The Week in Pictures: Living Map of Central Park, a Bike with Metal Tires, and More (Slideshow)

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We’ve featured a lot of vertical gardens on TreeHugger, many of them superb but none quite like this one, grown as a living map of New York’s Central Park.

We also have a bike with innovative metal wheels, avant-garde DIY fall har…

Ford Transit Connect Electric Delivery Van: The Fully Charged Review (Video)

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Electric cars may still have their doubters, but if there is anywhere where EVs should really come into their own it’s in the urban environment. And while we regular citizens might just be cajoled into biking, walking, usi…

Designer Bike With Metal Wheels Uses Tension To Roll

Photos: WOW Bikes & Ron Arad

Ever wanted to ride a bike with nifty metal wheels? Well, now you can, thanks to London-based designer Ron Arad and his team, who created this awesome bike sporting wheels made out of ribbons of tempered steel, all bolted …

Repulsive Or Recycled? Dress Of 3,000 Yak Cow Nipples Sparks Outrage

Photos: Rachel Freire and People

If Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress wasn’t enough to faze you, then Rachel Freire’s collection of dresses made of yak cow nipples may do the trick.

The Liverpool-based designer recently unveiled a collection of dresses…