Despite local opposition, Mitt Romney, your average rich dude with 23 grandchildren, is given the green light by the California Coastal Commission to bulldoze his beachfront home in La Jolla, Calif., and replace it with a mega-mansion.
In addition to saving cash and keeping green by hitting up your grocer's bulk bins this week, outfit your kitchen with attractive receptacles to store your garbanzo beans, granola and gluten-free flaxseed.
This week: A beautiful arboreal weekend retreat in Kazakhstan, butterfly-filled wallpaper from France and the fine art of selling homes where bad stuff has happened. Plus: the never-ending growth spurt of the American refrigerator.
The bespectacled love child of Henry David Thoreau, Bill Nye and Oscar the Grouch, Professor Dumpster (aka Jeff Wilson) will be teaching lessons in sustainability from his new home: a converted dumpster on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University.
We've seen cities in California mandate that new homes be PV-ready — but EV-ready? Officials in Palo Alto vote to draft an ordinance requiring all new single-family homes to be pre-wired for electric vehicle chargers.