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Energy awareness with just a push of a (green) button

Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announces Green Button, an effort to make understanding (and adjusting) household energy consumption easier through a standardized online platform. [...]

Hiber-Nation: Throw blankets

A proper bout of housebound hibernation just wouldn’t be complete without a chill-busting throw blanket. Here are a few eco-friendly ones to try on for size. [...]

Playing catch up: The missing links

This week: Too tiny student digs in Sweden, the Pine Tree State gets its third Passivhaus and ‘Parasite Farms’ for your kitchen. Plus, the winner of the Who Cares About This Planet? Challenge. [...]

Climate change gives gardeners new options

The USDA has updated its planting-zones map for the first time in 22 years, reflecting a warmer U.S. where many southern crops are expanding north. [...]

Playing catch up: The missing links

This week: Too tiny student housing in Sweden, the Pine Tree State gets its third Passivhaus and German ‘Parasite Farms’ for your kitchen. Plus, the winner of the Who Cares About This Planet? Challenge. [...]

Infamous pirate was also one of the world’s most influential naturalists

Swashbuckling buccaneer William Dampier remains largely forgotten for his monumental contributions to botany and natural history. [...]

MNN’s week in review: Blizzards, bargain wines and Lego toys that make us mad

The best stories of the week from Mother Nature Network, from thrifting for great clothes to cars that just keep on going. [...]

Pesticide leaves bees vulnerable to virus

Scientists caution that beekeepers should be judicious in their use of mite-killing pesticides. [...]

How the Mars probe fell to Earth: Infographic

Russia launched an ambitious Mars moon probe, the Phobos-Grunt mission, on a mission to collect the first samples of the Martian moon Phobos, but the spacecraft was soon marooned in Earth orbit. [...]

Au revoir D.C.! Solar Decathlon relocates to sunny Southern California

It’s official: The SD is landing in the OC. Having taken place in Washington, D.C., since its inception, the 2013 edition of the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon will be located in Irvine, Calif. [...]


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