apple
Apple Continues Green Push by Scrapping Plastic Bags

Modern, sexy, progressive Apple has decided it’s time to start taking our planet’s plight seriously, and looks set to replace its plastic bags with paper ones. A leaked company-wide email titled ‘Goodbye plastic. Hello paper’ details the company’s grand plans. Read More >>

environment
Anonymous: Still Trolling After All These Years

Yesterday, an environmentalist faction of Anonymous took down a Hawaiian state government website and a site for the Thirty Meter Telescope project, a controversial effort to build the world’s second largest telescope atop Mauna Kea. You’ve probably never heard of Operation Green Rights. But that’s the point. Read More >>

environment
Some of Canada’s Lakes are Turning Into Jelly Thanks to Acid Rain

150 years of industrialisation has wrecked the Earth so bad that it'll take thousands of years to recover. Seeing the situation in real life is startling. That's exactly what's happening in a large number of Canada's lakes, which are turning into jelly thanks to acid rain. Read More >>

chatroom
Would You Pay a Subscription to Visit Your Favourite Public Park?

Sheffield's Heeley Park is thinking about asking regular users for a contribution to its running costs, suggesting that a £10 annual fee might be a good way to help pay to keep green spaces maintained in the future. But is it? Or would it mean we'd all spend longer than ever indoors welded to various screens? Read More >>

architecture
This Smog-Gobbling Façade Looks Like it Was Built by Spiderman

The architectural marvels set to be unveiled at Expo Milan 2015 have already wowed our socks off. But the latest design from Nemesi & Partners takes things to the next level with a sprawling smog-filtering façade. It sort of looks like Spiderman's secret cocoon. Read More >>

architecture
The Tech That Powers Six of the Greenest Buildings of 2014

Hearing the word "sustainable" conveys pretty much zilch about what makes a building efficient—more than anything, it's a term that tends to bore people. But if you look closer at the mechanical systems at work in some of the most energy efficient buildings going up today, you'll find technology that sounds almost sci-fi. Read More >>

design
This Photosynthetic Algae Roof Filters the Neighbourhood Air

Let's take rooftop farming to a whole new level—a microscopic level. Unveiled at Expo Milan this week, the Urban Algae Canopy is a living, breathing alternative to our inert roofs and façades. Could algae be the next hip trend in urban agriculture? Read More >>

money
The US Government Would Save £240 Million if it Just Switched Typefaces

Of the many schemes to make the government more efficient, this is probably the only one that involves typography. A teenager in Pittsburgh has calculated that by simply switching the typeface used in government documents from Times New Roman to Garamond, it would save taxpayers $400 million (£240 million) in ink. Read More >>

happy hour
Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails: Don’t Stoop to Green Beer

Listen, friends don't let friends drink green beer. We're talking about cheap beer, plus green. It is more than possible to make a drink that pays homage to The Emerald Isle without compromising your dignity in the process. Here are a few great ones. Read More >>

architecture
These Futuristic Villas Would Produce More Energy Than They Consume

It's sort of an environmentalist's dream. Forty-five gorgeous villas built on a wasteland that are so impossibly eco-friendly that they produce more energy than they consume in a given year. Ideal as it sounds, Vincent Callebaut has designed just that. Read More >>

robots
This Wind-Powered Tumbleweed Robot Aims to End Desertification

We're a long way away from having a humanoid robot that you can send on an excursion through a dune-covered desert. That's why, when he wanted to design a robot to collect climate data, designer Shlomi Mir looked to nature. Specifically, to tumbleweeds. Read More >>

environment
Of Course, China’s Bad Air is Polluting America’s West Coast

The latest fear-mongering study about pollution in China has arrived, and it's frightening. According to a new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, bad air in China is blowing across the Pacific and polluting the West Coast of the United States. Scary! Read More >>

cars
Ford’s New Solar-Powered Electric Car is its Own Rolling Power Grid

Electric cars have come a long way in the past decade or two, but one glaring problem remains: you have to charge the dang things. What do you do when there aren't enough charging stations (and there aren't)? If you're Ford, you build a car that charges itself. Read More >>

environment
China Suggests its Smog Problem is Actually Good For National Defence

What's that saying—if life gives you lemons, make lemonade? Well, how about when decades of destroying the environment gives you a cancer-causing smog problem, make it part of your national defence strategy? Read More >>