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Chateau Maris: Biodynamic Wine Production

In southern France, grapevines once severely degraded from years of pesticide and fertilizer use now flourish with biodynamic care. Read more »

Fireclay Tile Recycles Toilets into LEED-Certified Tiles

Fireclay Tile founder Paul Burns saw a business opportunity in trash: more specifically, in post-consumer recycled porcelain. Read more »

Chicago Plants the World’s Largest Urban Solar Farm

Chicago Major establishes America's most sophisticated urban solar array, with panels that automatically follow the sun. Read more »

How Honda Blazed a Trail to the 21st Century Efficient Car

One car maker's engineering ingenuity and dedication to efficiency proves chic can also be smart. Read more »

Hate Those Eco-Friendly Lightbulbs? LEDs Could Be the Answer

Watch this space: LEDs can produce light twice as efficiently than CFLs and last up to five times longer. Read more »

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