Oregon architecture firm ideabox is producing this prefab tiny house, which comes pre-installed with IKEA cabinets, flooring, and closets. The “activ” house is about 750 square feet and costs $86,500, and you can pick the color scheme of IKEA accoutrements that you prefer. And unlike most IKEA stuff, it doesn’t come flat-packed and there’s no assembly required.
For those among you who really miss the “pink slime” content of McDonald’s hamburgers and Taco Bell’s … everything, you can still get your fix of the ammonia-doused meat product, made of leftover, fatty trimmings. Where, you ask, can I find this abomination? According to The Daily, you can find it in your child’s school lunch.
Aquion specializes in making large batteries, cheaply. They don’t look like much -- they live in a former TV factory outside Pittsburgh, and you'll probably never buy any of their products.
"Poticrete" is what Bellingham, Washington is calling their new road material, which incorporates ground-up toilets. Clever!
Thin sea ice leads to a "bromine explosion" that turns gaseous mercury in the atmosphere into a toxic pollutant that falls on snow, land and ice and can accumulate in fish.
Grist is not so keen on the movie version of The Lorax, but the rest of the country is, apparently: The movie topped box offices this weekends. In Illinois, two cars crashed into a major oil pipeline, shutting it down. BP’s going to pay $7.8 billion to settle Deepwater Horizon claims, according to a settlement announced Friday. Science says: Climate change made the Texas drought worse than it would have been otherwise.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ helmets are already green, and by next year their stadium will match. The team is partnering with power company NRG to build one of the greenest sports arenas in the country.
We might as well close up shop here, because cartoonist Ed Stein has done all the work for us.
Maggie Koerth-Baker, science editor at BoingBoing, has written a book. Here’s the basic idea: In America at least, if we want to get anything done on clean energy, we have to divorce it from conversations about climate change.