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An Eco-Friendly Fireplace Log Made from Grass Clippings

Researchers have found a way to get winter warmth from a summer source – grass clippings. Chemists at Agricultural Research Services have developed a fire log that burns the same as traditional wood logs with a fraction of the impact on the…

Aviator Plans Intercontinental Trip Using Plastics for Fuel

Australian pilot Jeremy Rowsell’s upcoming On Wings of Waste flight will take him 12,000 miles from Australia to England using fuel made from old plastics.

Paint Recycling Picks Up Steam

There’s really no way around it. Virtually zero paint retailers offer an option to buy only as much paint as you need. That means, after your room is painted, you’re left with a few pints of paint and nothing to do with it. Luckily, latex paint is….

Daytona 500 Racers to Use Recycled Motor Oil

One of NASCAR‘s most popular racing teams, Roush Fenway Racing (RFR), will use recycled motor oil to protect the engines of its stock cars at this year’s Daytona 500 race, the team announced this week. RFR will switch all its Sprint Cup…

U.S. Navy Deploys Algae-Powered Destroyer

The U.S. Navy deployed a destroyer ship powered by algae-based biofuel for a 20-hour trip on Wednesday, its largest alternative fuel experiment to date. The Paul F. Foster, a decommissioned destroyer now used for experimental purposes, departed…

The Green Festival Aiming for Zero Waste

Can a two-day festival with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors go zero waste? That’s exactly what Green America and Global Exchange are trying to achieve with the Green Festival, the green living events that the two nonprofits…

Most Popular Articles of October: Gross Seat Savers, Sharks Invading a Golf Course, and More (Slideshow)

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One of the downsides of public transportation is that you can’t always expect a free seat, and you can’t save a place for yourself or a friend. But Jaymi showed us a novel solution — fake spilled ice cream cups and coffee to keep p…

Biodiesel to Power University of Delaware Buses

The University of Delaware is greening its bus fleet by using biodiesel produced by undergraduate engineering students, according to an article published on Tuesday by the campus newspaper, UDaily. The biodiesel – which students make by recycling…

The Week in Pictures: Cloud Travel, a Vertical Forest in Milan, and More (Slideshow)

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We talk a lot about low-impact transportation on TreeHugger, from bikes to electric cars to high speed rail. But this is definitely the first time we’ve talked about traveling on a floating cloud.

We also have a building in Milan t…

The Week in Animals News: Mass Animal Escape, Sweaters for Penguins, and More (Slideshow)

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Residents of Muskingum County in Ohio got quite a shock this week after dozens of exotic animals broke free from an area wildlife farm and took to the streets and highways.

We also have a project dedicated to knitting sweaters for…