News you may have missed this week while sweating: IKEA relaunches a game-changing design, disinfecting wipes wreak havoc on sewers and the air conditioner turns 'eleventy-one.' Plus, Zaha Hadid takes Manhattan.
Yes, the wood furniture and home accessories found at IKEA are indeed made from actual lumber in some shape or form and, not surprisingly, the sustainability-minded retailer consumes a whole lot of it.
The doomsday shelter specialists at Vivos start work on a family-friendly underground RV park in Kansas complete with shuffleboard courts, decontamination showers and room for 5,000 vacationing preppers.
Not content with leaving any energy-guzzling stones unturned, the NRDC turns its attention to-perpetually plugged-in devices that consume just as much electricity as flat-screen TVs: Modems and routers.