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Choo Choo Breakthrough

All of the electric trains in the Netherlands are now running on energy generated by wind turbines, transmitted via high-voltage power lines.

Greener Diapers

About 7.4 billion pounds of dirty plastic baby diapers pile up in landfills each year, yet cloth diapers offer clear environmental and cost advantages and even help with potty training.

Raw Hide

Iowa State University researchers have made synthetic-leather shoes and vests out of fabric they developed using kombucha tea, vinegar and water.

Bag Ban

After 52 percent of voters gave a thumbs-up, California is banning all single-use plastic bags, which have numbered a whopping 25 million daily.


Coffee can be relished even more when it’s made with low-energy coffeemakers, is sustainably grown and equipment and accessories are recyclable.

Good Move

China is using a campaign by Hollywood icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and James urge its citizens to eat half as much meat.

Eco-Toy Story

Planet-friendly toys are both more sustainable and often more entertaining for youngsters.

Bleep Cheap

Rather than buying inexpensive faddish items for special occasions and sticking them in the back of our closets, there are smart ways we can shop well and stay green.

Biodegradable Bottle

An Icelandic student has invented a water bottle made of red algae and water that, unlike plastic bottles, will decompose naturally and quickly.

Bright Idea

MIT scientists have found a way of recycling the energy within incandescent light bulbs, aiming to make them even more efficient than compact fluorescent bulbs.
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