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Repurpose: Computer Cable Coasters
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
It's time to turn that tangle nest of outdated power cords into a handy coaster.
August Stargazing
Green Life
Monday, July 28, 2014
You won't want to miss August's astronomy highlights.
Outdoor Blogs to Bookmark
Green Life
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Follow these 5 blogs to stay up-to-date with all the viral news from the outdoor community.
Black-crowned night heron, Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Bob Croslin
Bob Croslin's stunning portraits of the residents—temporary and permanent—at Florida's Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary.
Green Life
Sunday, July 14, 2013
A running legend on what it takes to fuel up the right way.
The Green Life
Our lifestyle guru advises on the most ecofriendly way to clean up a spill.
All the GFA-winning oils are pressed and bottled sans heat, artificial additives, or chemical extractors.
Taste Test
Friday, December 12, 2014
Buy your cooking grease from family-owned estates and you're much likelier to be helping the planet.
The carcass of the abandoned Moran Municipal Generation Station, on Burlington's lakefront, inspired Tad Cooke (left) and Erick Crockenberg. Their charge: Turn the cavernous interior into an "innovation space."
Cool Schools 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Two college students are turning a coal-era relic into a cultural center.
15 New Year's Resolutions
Green Life
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The New Year is here, and what better way to celebrate than by doing some good!
Celebrity wolf OR7 may be “too famous to kill,” but his pups will need to watch out if they wander into the wrong state
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Celebrity wolf OR7 may be “too famous to kill,” but his pups will need to watch out if they wander into the wrong state.
What Ball Heroes by Candle Cafe
Green Life
Monday, November 10, 2014
Three food experts create a holiday feast that will appeal to all eaters.
Offshore turbines are more expensive than those on land, so theres a fierce competition to make them more efficientlighter, simpler, bigger.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Denmark supplies three out of four of the world's offshore wind turbines, and it's on track to be free of fossil fuels by 2050.
Tiny stop-motion John Muir admiring a tree trunk
Green Life
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Ian Timothy spent a year making this tiny John Muir come to life in a stop-motion short.
Blue Fin tuna illustration
Taste Test
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Spoiler alert: Stop reading now if you can't live without Quarter Pounders, packaged pastries, or expensive sushi
Hetch Hetchy, by Albert Bierstadt
Green Life
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The median rent for an apartment in San Francisco is $3,285. It costs the city less than that to rent the Yosemite valley that broke John Muir's heart.
Cris Benton, Saltscapes
Cris Benton's stunning shots of a colorful San Francisco Bay landscape that may soon fade away.
Naomi Klein
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Naomi Klein dares to discuss the C-word.
murmuration, starling, birds
Green Life
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Starlings band together to create murmurations, resulting in ever-changing, awe-inspiring flight formations.
Sweetwater mayor Greg Wortham-- foe of rattlesnakes, friend of wind.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Tea Party and the Koch brothers are trying to end Texas's wind energy boom. They didn't reckon with Greg Wortham.
October skies
Green Life
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Watch the skies for a lunar eclipse, a solar eclipse, a comet threatening Mars, and more.
Better Bicycle
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Bikes are already pretty near perfect. Here are 5 ways to make them even more visible, safe, and fun.
See that bushy-tailed rodent chattering in the tree outside your house? It could be preparing to take down the electric grid.
Woe is Us
Friday, July 25, 2014
See that bushy-tailed rodent chattering in the tree outside your house? It could be preparing to take down the electric grid.
Grand Prismatic Hot Spring
Green Life
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
How microorganisms color our waters
Nano Houses
We have the technology to build houses better, smaller, faster. But are you ready to live in 500 square feet?
Morgan Massen Water
Green Life
Monday, June 16, 2014
Surf filmmaker Morgan Maassen stuns viewers with his passion and appreciation for the ocean in his latest short, "Water."
Mr Green
Green Life
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Still have products with the dreaded "microbead?" Mr. Green tells us how to dispose of them.
Cheap Outdoor Gear
Green Life
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Climbing, hiking and boating season is upon us. Are you prepared?
A "teddy bear" cholla cactus in California's Joshua Tree Wilderness.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Half a century ago, the United States resolved to protect vast tracts of undeveloped land “where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”
The Planet
Vietnam veteran and Sierra Club member Michael Cox is for the birds -- literally. For the last five years, the former Army Special Forces soldier has been rescuing abused birds, mostly parrots, from private homes and nursing them back to health at a sanctuary he runs out of his own home in rural Northern California. To those familiar with his work, he is known as "The Bird Whisperer."
Electric Vehicles
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The future may be coming to your garage soon. Batteries that deliver 150 or 200 miles of range are poised to make electric cars ubiquitous.
Green Life
Friday, September 26, 2014
Some cycling advocates think that if we stopped wearing helmets the U.S. could be more like Copenhagen. Maybe we should just learn Danish instead!
The Green Life
With spring in full swing, chances are you’ve had flowers on the mind lately. Perhaps a getaway to see some of the finest wildflowers in the country is in order? These six places have been hailed as some of the best areas for spring and summer blossom viewing in the nation.  Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, California