TreeHugger spotlights Turkish prefab houses that are 4 to 8 times more efficient than traditionally built homes.

Joel Makower writes a great column on how some companies are finding it profitable to take extra steps to reduce waste, yet there is a massive realm of industrial wastes that have yet to be addressed in a systematic fashion. (GreenBiz)

Check out this fun and informative video on recycling from RecycleBank.

The Maldives, an island nation which lies an average of 1.5 meters above sea level, seeks to buy a new homeland to prepare for rising water levels. (The Guardian)

British Study finds that green spaces, such as parks, forests and playing fields, are correlated with reduced health inequalities between rich and poor, as compared to areas with less green space. (Washington Post)

Following California’s lead, Massachusetts plans “Emissions Performance Label” for new cars, which will give cara 1-10 scores for smog and global warming. (Environmental Leader)

Two NGO’s, the Basel Action Network and the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, launched the e-Stewards partnership which sets forth a set of standards for handling toxic electronics waste. 32 recyclers have already taken the pledge. (GreenerComputing)

For amusement’s sake, check out Oxford University Press’ Word of the Year, hypermiling (altering your car for best gas mileage), as well as the shortlist which includes Carrotmob. (OUPblog)