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Wind, water and sun could power the United States. But will they?

DIY your very own solar power kit. Via EarthTechling.

Solar and wind power as fashion accessories? Apparently so.

Cool maps showing renewable energy by source across the country. Via Forbes’ David Ferris.

Go to any city in America and ask whether it has fixed the public toilet problem, and most any city in America will hold its nose.

Except Portland.

Here, where just about everything is greener, hipper and more carbon-neutral, it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a sustainable urban toilet. It’s called the Portland Loo, and it may be the first toilet so popular it has its own Facebook page.

The solar-powered, 6-by-101/2 -foot street-corner cabin, ingeniously stripped of much of its plumbing and privacy, has been installed at six locations around Portland, from the city’s dodgiest centers for the homeless to an upscale waterfront where stay-at-home moms take their children to play.

Sailing 60,000 kilometers—more than 37,000 miles—is an impressive feat even aboard modern luxury yachts. It’s downright astounding to do it without using a single drop of oil.

Using the sun to keep you ice cream frozen. Via EarthTechling.