They are still banned in Manhattan, where they would be most useful. Why not ban parked cars instead.
Source: TreeHugger – New York laws regulating e-scooters are almost as silly as the rules for e-bikes
Take a moment to assess the ‘dirty’ garment before tossing it in the basket. You could save yourself some work.
Source: TreeHugger – How to do less laundry
It simply doesn’t recognize that some e-bikes are just bikes with a boost, and is unfair to older or disabled riders, or long distance commuters.
Source: TreeHugger – New York’s new e-bike rules are a botch that miss the entire point of the e-bike revolution
“People should not be forced to choose between intolerable noise or poor indoor air quality in their homes.”
Source: TreeHugger – How much noise should you accept in your home?
New research suggests that dogs’ facial anatomy has changed over thousands of years specifically to allow better communication with us.
Source: TreeHugger – Dogs are evolving to better communicate with humans
It has rejected recommendations that could divert some of the 300,000 tonnes of clothing that go to landfill each year.
Source: TreeHugger – UK government refuses to crack down on fast fashion
Authors of a new study say dogs may help develop over-the-counter tests capable of life-saving early detection.
Source: TreeHugger – Cancer-sniffing dogs detect lung cancer with 97% accuracy
Overprotective parenting is more than an annoyance; it’s an evolutionary aberration.
Source: TreeHugger – Kids’ brains are wired for a different upbringing than what they’re getting
Our photo of the day comes from northern Illinois.
Source: TreeHugger – Photo: Fawn shows off a constellation of spots
But alas, nobody seems to listen to cycling commissioners in the UK.
Source: TreeHugger – Cycling commissioners in UK call painted bike lanes a waste of money
Consumer demand for meat, soy, palm oil, and more has resulted in 60% of primate species facing extinction.
Source: TreeHugger – High-income countries are driving the extinction of the world’s primates
The latest video from The Story of Stuff dives into the world of privatized water systems and why this impinges on a basic human right.
Source: TreeHugger – ‘The Story of Water: Who Controls the Way We Drink?’
Removal of the 118-foot-high dam in France will free the Sélune River, bringing wildlife back to the waterway and the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.
Source: TreeHugger – Biggest dam removal in European history has begun with the Vezins dam
Max Fordham’s house is “simple and practical” and mostly all natural.
Source: TreeHugger – British engineer builds a house with (almost) no heating
It brings together all of my favorite things – food, friends, travel, and biking, of course.
Source: TreeHugger – ‘Bike Around The World’ is a highlight of my summer
Do you plan it where there is lots of room, or do you put it where there is good transit accessibility?
Source: TreeHugger – An urbanist’s question: where is the best place to have a parade?
The leader of the Catholic Church used his strongest language yet to call for ‘decisive action, here and now.’
Source: TreeHugger – Pope Francis asks oil companies for a ‘radical energy transition’
Our photo of the day comes from Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary, Canada.
Source: TreeHugger – Photo: Mother mallard and her trail of ducklings
No matter how hard we may try to tame her, Mother Nature always comes back to claim her turf.
Source: TreeHugger – Photos of nature proving its resilience
Since pumpkins generally require around 75 to 100 frost-free days, it’s a good idea to get a jumpstart on planting them.
Source: TreeHugger – When to plant pumpkins so they’re ready for Halloween