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Water Wheel
Green Life
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Baltimore's new water wheel is collecting harmful trash from its harbor.
Green Life
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The environmental impact of a tossed cigarette butt.
Susan Middleton, Spineless, Gold-Banded Hermit Crab
In "Spineless," Susan Middleton's intimate portraits of marine invertebrates bring the rarely seen creatures of the deep to luminous light
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.
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.
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.
Repurpose: Cereal box to notebook
Repurpose
Friday, August 8, 2014
Turn a cereal box and scratch paper into a bound notebook.
Lester Johnson
Faces of Clean Energy
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Inside a wind turbine factory with one of the workers who make them.
Green Life
Monday, October 6, 2014
How do you get rid of them? And what about the bottles?
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.
Sterling Coleman on Mount Washington
Green Life
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
How a backpacking novice hiked one of the longest trails in North America.
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?
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.
partial solar eclipse
Green Life
Monday, October 20, 2014
The moon will block out a section of the sun on October 23.
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.
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.
UC Davis
cool schools 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Sierra magazine's seventh annual rankings of America's greenest universities
cool schools full ranking
Spout
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Behind the scenes of Sierra's Cool Schools cover.
The Planet
In what turned out to be a surprise to virtually no one, the House voted yet again to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last Friday. This is the 10th time in recent years that the House has cast such a vote, but for the first time, the Senate is expected to follow suit.
Plastiglomerate
Green Life
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Plastic isn’t just the litter of today — it’s becoming part of tomorrow’s rock record.
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.
The Green Life
Make some time to stargaze in May and you could catch a glimpse of Mercury and Saturn.
Cryptid Vacation Spots
Green Life
Monday, June 16, 2014
Search for creatures of legend and explore their beautiful natural habitats.
API by istock user TimArbaev
Green Life
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Access to America's public lands boils down to three little letters: API.
Green Life
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
These TED Talks will inspire small changes for a more environmentally responsible lifestyle.
Are you a semi-adventurer who's  chagrined by the array of pristine boots, bags, and jackets amassed in your  garage? Try these pieces of gear instead.
Gear Guide
Friday, December 12, 2014
Gear that works as well in town as it does on the trail.
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?
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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