Could smart glass replace curtains altogether?
August 16, 2013, 2:29 p.m. by Jesse Emspak, LiveScience
Scientists have developed a glass that changes from opaque to transparent and can be adjusted for different wavelengths of light.
Pesticides, 'problem lawns' and passive pioneers [Weekend link clump]
August 16, 2013, 9:48 a.m. by Matt Hickman
This week: How your good intentions may be causing bees more harm than good, the case for banning 'problem lawns' and a visit to the home of a passive design pioneer. Plus, utopian wind turbine dwellings.
Lighthouses, huts and net-zero game-changers [Weekend link clump]
August 9, 2013, 7:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
This week's ICYMI-fest: Utah's Zero Home makes waves, two lovely lighthouses go to auction, and a green-roofed hut for 'Walden' devotees. Plus, why do buyers avoid the Ben Rose House?
Housewives, dollhouses and architectural terror [Weekend link clump]
August 2, 2013, 8 p.m. by Matt Hickman
This week: Mortgage fraud and preservation troubles amongst Andy Cohen's finest, IKEA does dollhouse furniture and architectural phobias, illustrated. Plus: Bird-friendly roofs and bug-unfriendly backyards.
Household conservation central to Boy Scouts Sustainability merit badge
July 31, 2013, 1:16 p.m. by Matt Hickman
When green meets khaki: The Boy Scouts address 21st century environmentalism head-on with the introduction of a Sustainability merit badge offered as an option to the Environmental Science badge.
Flat-pack, non-flushables and a timely birthday [Weekend link clump]
July 19, 2013, 11:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
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.
Lawn-eschewing L.A. homeowners earn big bucks through rebate program
July 16, 2013, 12:09 a.m. by Matt Hickman
With a recently bumped rebate rate of $2 per square foot, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's conservation-minded Landscape Incentive Program just got all the more sweeter.
Seaweed cladding and mushroom insulation [Weekend link clump]
July 13, 2013, 3:28 p.m. by Matt Hickman
This week: A Smurf-friendly tiny house concept with mushroom-based insulation and a Danish vacation home clad with seaweed-stuffed netted bags. Plus, luxury barge-condos and problematic pet emus.
Save water in the yard this summer [Infographic]
July 12, 2013, 11:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
With the dog days of summer in full swing, WaterSense shares a few handy pointers on how to reduce irrigation-related water use without turning your lush lawn into a neighbor-irking eyesore. Check those sprinkler heads, folks!
Jewel beetles bend light to make themselves invisible to predators
Australian fires reveal ancient water system built long before the pyramids
4 ways exercise is good for your brain
What gray hair says about your health
Watch a massive bald eagle take off from a Boston street in slow motion
Scientists accidentally discover new type of immune cell that kills most cancers