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  • August 13, 2015
    This is a video of a tractor trailer dumping its load of shade balls into a Los Angeles water reservoir. Shade balls are plastic balls that have been colored with pure black carbon to prevent sunlight from penetrating the water and causing hazardous chemical reactions with the... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2015
    Note: This article was originally published in 2009 but since the internet is like a roller coaster it's going back around again with its hands in the air, screaming. Elisabeth Beucher's Green Warrior Shower Curtain was designed to help control your water consumption by slow... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    First of all, the sink/urinal combo isn't a new concept. I posted one back in 2010 here, and I'm sure it's existed even before then. The idea is that the combo 1. will save water by using the 'gray' water you just washed your hands with to flush the toilet and 2. encourage du... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2011
    A group of scientists recently cataloged 208 previously unknown species in the Mekong River region of southeast Asia, and among them, this "psychedelic" gecko. Apparently it's only psychedelic looking though, but if you think for one second I'm not flying to Vietnam with the h... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2010
    This is a sink that uses water from a fishbowl to wash your hands. If you drain too much, you kill the fish. HA -- LIKE ANY OF YOU WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER USING THE BATHROOM ANYWAYS! I'm serious ladies, most guys are disgusting. If you did a survey of what percentage of men w... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2010
    This is a conceptual 'Eco Urinal' designed by Yeongwoo Kim. It's a urinal that, after you finish relieving yourself in, you wash your hands above, effectively flushing your liquid gold down the drain. Now I know what you're thinking, and no: IT'S NOT MEANT TO BE SHAT IN. The... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2008
    Several elephants (including a male named Kimani) in Kenya's Ol Pejeta conservancy have special collars that send text messages to park rangers should they start to venture too close to a village. The huge bull elephant had a long history of raiding villagers' crops during the... / Continue →
  • June 11, 2008
    Well we've seen water conserving washing machines before, but in this age of waste, there can never be enough conceptual green washers. And now inventors at Leeds University claim to have invented a washer than can efficiently clean clothes using only (two girls) one cup of wa... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2008
    If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times -- just pee in the freaking shower like a normal person. Well for those of you out there that want to go green but don't want to pee on your foot, there's the WashUP washing machine/toilet combo. Basically after a load of ... / Continue →