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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.
Repurpose: Cereal box to notebook
Repurpose
Friday, August 8, 2014
Turn a cereal box and scratch paper into a bound notebook.
Giants stadium garden
Green Life
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Will fresh veggies replace hot dogs at baseball games?
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.
Leela, 10, spent most of her life in a cage at a puppy mill as a breeding female  until Wonder Dog Rescue found her a home.
"Recycled" dog photo shoot.
cool schools full ranking
Spout
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Behind the scenes of Sierra's Cool Schools cover.
UC Davis
cool schools 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Sierra magazine's seventh annual rankings of America's greenest universities
The Green Life
Make some time to stargaze in May and you could catch a glimpse of Mercury and Saturn.
Plastiglomerate
Green Life
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Plastic isn’t just the litter of today — it’s becoming part of tomorrow’s rock record.
In some Southern states, leasing rooftop solar panels is illegal, energy efficiency is a novel concept, and the governor lobbies for the local coal-friendly utility. How does the South get to clean power from there?
Feature
Friday, October 3, 2014
In some Southern states, leasing rooftop solar panels is illegal, energy efficiency is a novel concept, and the governor lobbies for the local coal-friendly utility. How does the South get to clean power from there?
Crowd sourced apps for outdoor exploration
Green Life
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
These apps use crowdsourced data to make outdoor exploration even better.
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.
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.
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.
In Valley Uprising, co-creator Nick Rosen (left) chronicles the Yosemite Valley rock climbing culture and pioneers like Lynn Hill.
Earth Beat
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Filming the wild and sometimes treacherous history of Yosemite Valley climbing.
Ask Mr. Green
Green Life
Monday, October 27, 2014
Find out if you're spending too much money on hot showers.
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.
Nolan Gould, youth ambassador of the Sierra Club and star of hit TV series Modern Family, had a revelation on his Sierra Outing to the Grand Canyon in 2012: We need to protect this place.
Green Life
Monday, December 8, 2014
On his new hybrid car, being a member of Mensa, and the most environmentally conscious character on "Modern Family."
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!
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?
pavement
Next Big Thing
Monday, October 6, 2014
In the future, will pavement solve all our problems?
Create
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Clean energy—we have the will, and we have the way.
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.
The Green Life
Check out how this fashion trend could help out the earth.
Eco-Gear for Winter Outings
Gear Guide
Friday, October 3, 2014
These trail-tested gadgets and garments will keep you cozy from hood to toe.
Intermarché launches Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables to sell ugly produce at a discount
Green Life
Monday, September 22, 2014
Optically deficient, aesthetically challenged, Frankenstein-esque, and just plain ugly – are you avoiding this type of produce when grocery shopping?
Looking to spread the word about the March, or maybe just look like a really smart designer the day of the event?We've got what you need. Check out our graphic downloads where you can create your own stickers, social media shares, posters, and flyers.
Survive
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
What to do when marble-size hail and ice rain interrupt your bike ride.
The master bedroom of the Venice, California, family home is swathed by a living wall on three sides and topped with a green roof.
Comfort Zone
Thursday, June 5, 2014
A California bungalow's living rooms, walls, and roof.
Urban farmer Kitty Sharkey often takes her four Nigerian dwarf goats for walks through her Oakland, California, neighborhood.
Urban farming reaps the benefits of hyperlocal food

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