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Marijuana mix-up: Brooklyn building superintendent, cops at first mistake tomato plants for pot

Todd Maisel/New York Daily News A police lieutenant and two officers went to the Lefferts Ave. building in Prospect Lefferts Garden at 9:30 a.m. after more than 15 cups with leafy plants were found. Is this what they mean by reefer madness?

Glad trash bags double as tents to encourage clean camping | Digital Trends

Oh, Glad. You obviously have an amazing marketing team that somehow convinced us that sleeping inside garbage bags are a great idea! Well, at least it seems so in the case of the trash bags-turned-camping-tents the company gave out at the recent South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX this past March.

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

Buycott shows you a product's corporate family tree while you shop. In her keynote speech at last year's annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience.

10 Creative Ways To Help Keep Food Fresh - Earth911.com

If you have trouble using perishable food before it spoils, you're certainly not alone. More than 34 million tons of food waste is generated in the U.S. each year, and a whopping 39 percent of Americans say they feel guilty about wasting food.

Nifty infographic shows the ins and outs of recycling

Which U.S. cites are best (and worst) at recycling? The answer to this question and more in this cool recycling infographic.

How Much Produce Should I Buy? 6 Simple Tips - Page 7 of 7 - Earth911.com

Go shopping more often Taking smaller, more frequent shopping trips may sound like a chore. But shopping a few times per week allows you to wait until perishables are used up before replenishing them, which will greatly decrease food spoilage in your fridge. "The key is to go more often," Valentine says.

Kanu Hawaii Story: Household Waste Reduction Tips

We believe in the power of personal change. From easy everyday decisions to big life-style changes, you can make a commitment to considerably reduce your waste footprint. Below you will find some simple everyday solutions as well as great ideas for zero-waste over-achievers!

Natural Cleaning Products: DIY Air Freshener

Go to Blog Homepage There is always a dilemma in my house about air fresheners - especially knowing all the chemicals they are laced with. I set out on a little journey to create some household deodorizers for those trouble areas without having to resort to toxic sprays.

Milan's Vertical Forest

The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) will be the greenest building in Milan when completed, which is one of Europe's most polluted cities.

10 Brilliant uses for vinegar - room by room

Since there are 1,001 uses for vinegar, you might think there's nothing it can't do. Not true. Vinegar cannot solve world hunger. Nor can it phone your grandmother every Sunday. Short of that, this super substance is practically unstoppable. Especially when it comes to cleaning!

What Foods You Should Be Buying Organic

Go to Blog Homepage The variety of organic products stashed on supermarket shelves can be overwhelming to choose from. Often, you may find yourself debating - is it is really worth it? Especially at costs up to triple the amount over generic brands.

15 Easy recipes for eating local and vegetarian in May

Eating healthful meals during busy weekdays can be as easy as throwing a few in-season ingredients into a casserole dish and putting it in the oven. We've gathered 10 great late-Spring recipes from soups and saut├ęs, from salads to breads. Enjoy! Please enable JavaScript to view the comments.

Keep Your Home Smelling Great with This DIY Febreze Recipe

Febreze is great for keeping your home smelling nice but it is certainly not cheap. Aside from the cost, some air fresheners contain chemicals that you certainly do not want your family being around and certain brands can be harmful to pets. This DIY Febreze is from Life. Family.

Urine Powered Generator

Girl Power Four young Nigerian girls have invented a generator that runs on urine. The invention was first displayed in Lagos, November, 2012, at the 4th annual Maker Faire, a pan-African innovation fair. Three 14-year-olds, Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin and 15-year-old Bello Eniola are the inventors.

How Much Produce Should I Buy? 6 Simple Tips - Page 5 of 7 - Earth911.com

Resist impulse buying As you're heading toward the checkout line with your portion-conscious purchases in tow, a big flashy sale sign catches your eye. Not one to pass up a value, you stock your cart with rock-bottom deals, letting proactive waste control fall by the wayside. Sound familiar? You're not alone.

Fun Draft Snakes

This winter many families are feeling the double pinch of financial worries and high heating costs, and some are being forced to choose between warming their home or filling the gas tank. Luckily, there's an easy way to rediscover what our parents and grandparents did to save money, while reducing our carbon footprint at the same time: draft snakes.

DIY Energy Audits - Energy Conservation DIY Home Energy Audit

Appliances are major energy users, so your task should be to identify models that may be costing you a lot, and to find ways to trim waste. Buy or borrow a Kill A Watt Electric Usage Monitor. All you do is plug it into a wall socket, and then insert the plug for the electronic device that you wish to monitor.

Energy kits for low income customers help save energy

BC Hydro and Fortis BC partner to help customers Saving energy means saving money, and the right products can help. That's the idea behind the free energy saving kits offered by BC Hydro and Fortis BC to qualified low income customers.

Coming Soon: Your Personal Flying Car

It's 2013. Where's my flying car? Answer: about eight years away. Terrafugia is a Massachusetts company previously best known for the Transition, which is best described as a plane you can drive. Its wings fold up, meaning pilots can drive it off the runway and straight home.

Is Paper Waste Killing Your Business? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The growing omnipresence of email, social media and online data storage are enough to make you think excessive office paper waste is a thing of the past. A look at the numbers, however, reveals otherwise. And what's more, a lag on going totally paperless doesn't just hurt the environment - it's a huge burden on slow-to-adapt businesses as well.

CLOUD: Second Edition in Moscow

Detail shots of the second edition of CLOUD by Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Art Experiment, January 2013. Photo credit: Caitlind r.c. Brown

50 Amazingly Helpful Time-Tested Tips for the Kitchen | Life Hackery

You know all of those helpful kitchen-related suggestions that old-timers are so willing to share with the younger generations? These little tips and