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DamNation
Green Life
Monday, August 18, 2014
This year’s top environmental documentary explores the critical, yet often overlooked effects of dams across the U.S.
Backcountry Headhunter
Green Biz
Thursday, July 24, 2014
A little web company helps people find jobs far from the urban bustle.
Nano Houses
We have the technology to build houses better, smaller, faster. But are you ready to live in 500 square feet?
Valley Uprising features bold newcomer, Alex Honnold, as he free solos the big walls of Yosemite.
Green Life
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Just in time for Yosemite’s 150th birthday, Valley Uprising portrays the respective histories of rock climbing and Yosemite as inextricably intertwined and ultimately sustained by the “mad to live” counterculture of each new generation. Caution to the faint of heart: documentary features swearing, drug use, and counterculture.
Kitten Playing with Yarn
Green Life
Friday, August 8, 2014
From upcycled sweater beds, to litter made from old newspapers, this guide has everything you need to spoil your cat sustainably.
Water Wheel
Green Life
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Baltimore's new water wheel is collecting harmful trash from its harbor.
Lester Johnson
Faces of Clean Energy
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Inside a wind turbine factory with one of the workers who make them.
Moab Under Canvas, an ideal braincation spot for families.
Green Life
Friday, October 17, 2014
You’ve got to give your brain a vacation. Seriously, science says so.
Sterling Coleman on Mount Washington
Green Life
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
How a backpacking novice hiked one of the longest trails in North America.
partial solar eclipse
Green Life
Monday, October 20, 2014
The moon will block out a section of the sun on October 23.
European hamster
Critter
Thursday, June 5, 2014
The fearsome European hamster is described by BBC Wildlife as "somewhat laddish" and "bolshy in temperament" (i.e., macho and aggressive). It's also too tasty for it's own good.
The 500-foot exhaust stack of the Mohave Generating Station  in Laughlin, Nevada, was felled by explosives on March 11, 2011.
Feature
Friday, July 25, 2014
As renewables get cheaper and climate risks grow, Wall Street sours on the coal industry.
The Green Life
Make some time to stargaze in May and you could catch a glimpse of Mercury and Saturn.
Repurpose: Cereal box to notebook
Repurpose
Friday, August 8, 2014
Turn a cereal box and scratch paper into a bound notebook.
cool schools full ranking
Spout
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Behind the scenes of Sierra's Cool Schools cover.
Ending Energy Poverty
 400 million people in India lack access to electricity. In Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, solar is helping rural people get light and other energy services. 
Plastiglomerate
Green Life
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Plastic isn’t just the litter of today — it’s becoming part of tomorrow’s rock record.
UC Davis
cool schools 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Sierra magazine's seventh annual rankings of America's greenest universities
Crowd sourced apps for outdoor exploration
Green Life
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
These apps use crowdsourced data to make outdoor exploration even better.
Green Life
Monday, October 6, 2014
How do you get rid of them? And what about the bottles?
Bioplastic Innovations of 2014
Green Life
Monday, June 9, 2014
Your next plastic coffee cup could be made from shrimp and the straw from avocados. Read up on the 5 bioplastic creations that could change the future of waste and our dependence on petroleum-based plastics by using innovative ingredients.
Cow posteriors
Green Life
Monday, October 13, 2014
Instead of filling our landfills with toxic animal poop, these innovative solutions might be another way to deal with the grubby facts of life.
Cryptid Vacation Spots
Green Life
Monday, June 16, 2014
Search for creatures of legend and explore their beautiful natural habitats.
Green Life
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
These TED Talks will inspire small changes for a more environmentally responsible lifestyle.
Will off-grid solar fix India's  energy problem?
Feature
Friday, July 25, 2014
A few years from now, 80,000 new Indian households a month could extend their lives beyond sunset.
Bat-eating spider
Critter
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Large tropical orb weavers of the genus Nephila, whose strong webs can span five feet, are voracious bat-chompers.
Hey Mr. Green -- Find out the answer
Green Life
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Urban gardeners beware - lead may be lurking in your soil. Mr. Green tells us how to remedy the problem.
Samuel Wohns, Cambridge, Mass.; co-coordinator, Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition
Act
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sam Wohns tries to stop Harvard from funding eco-negative companies.
Do Green Schools Matter?
cool schools 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Campuses are more focused on sustainability than ever. But what happens when students graduate?
Trash piles up in our world as well as in WALL-E's
Green Life
Monday, June 30, 2014
See which of your favorite eco-apocalypse movies are scientifically improbable--and which ones could really happen.
Elderberry
Green Life
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Did you know that some urban landscapes offer more variety for foragers than the wilderness? Grab your basket and enjoy your city's abundance!

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