Maven Moment: Summer’s Fresh String Beans — 3 Ways

I love string beans and so did my mom. She …

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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…

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…

Most Popular Articles of September: Sleepbox in Moscow, Spicy Raspberry Sangria, and More (Slideshow)

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Two years ago, Lloyd wrote that he liked the idea of the Sleepbox, but wasn’t convinced it would work, due to concerns about its…misuse. But now it’s a big hit in a Moscow airport.

We also have a delicious spicy raspberry and se…

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…

The Week in Pictures: A House without Walls, Gorgeous Rail Car Garden, and More (Slideshow)

On the Caribbean Sea, Colombian firm Plan B Architects has produced a new kind of Passivhaus — a bioclimatic building with a roof, but no walls.

We also have an old railway car transformed into a beautiful garden, artists’ responses to global warm…