Video: California's Napa Valley apparently is good at growing more than grapes. The top-3 winners in the great pumpkin weigh-off held Monday are from Napa, the first time the wine-making region has dominated the annual competition.
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.
Teams hailing from Central Europe dominate the top of the scoreboard at the 2013 U.S. Solar Decathlon in Irvine, Calif. although one formidable Southwest contender, Team Las Vegas, places at a very close number two.
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.
Sustainable architecture firm Ábaton 'drops' a tiny prefabricated dwelling in a vacant lot outside of Madrid with not much more than an electric screwdriver, a crane and a permit for an, umm, swimming pool.
Three affordable green dwellings to be built in a trio of natural disaster-affected cities — New Orleans, New York and Joplin, Mo. — are selected as the winners in a design competition geared to aid families impacted by severe weather.