Acknowledging that 'any place that people will receive emergency water, they will be in need of shelter too,' a student team unveils a prototype shelter constructed from one item that's in anything but short supply at disaster relief sites: empty plastic water bottles.
No, this isn't one of Michael Bloomberg's overreaching health crusades but an awareness campaign launched by the Department of Environmental Protection to prevent sewage blockages caused by the oily remnants of deep-fried poultry and potato pancakes.
This week: Amsterdam's urine-recycling scheme, the perils of flame retardant-treated furniture, and a chicken coop crafted from a vintage French police car. Plus, Vancouver moves to ban doorknobs in new buildings.
The scrappy, scavenge-happy folks at Fireclay Tile launch a Kickstarter campaign to help assist in the transformation of old cathode ray tube box TVs and computer monitors into stunning handmade glass tiles for the home.
After helping bring national attention to the tiny house movement, builder and dedicated garden pee-er Jay Shafer turns his attention to a planned village of micro-homes (it will be zoned as a RV park) in Sonoma, Calif. dubbed Napoleon Complex.
The winners of the inaugural Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge are announced with top honors going to a low-impact alternative to highly polluting, energy-intensive conventional clay masonry bricks.
On World Toilet Day, a day in which we turn our attention to modern sanitation and the 2.5 billion people across the globe without access to it, here's a look at a few remarkable places to go see a man about a horse.
This week: Philippe Starck does wireless thermostats, GE unveils one hell of a hotplate and Americans (at least those with cash to spare) finally warm up to the idea of bidets. Plus, do homeowners talk a big game when it comes to energy-efficiency?