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Arthur Scott IV, Sungevity
Faces of Clean Energy
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The guy who makes sure your clean energy future starts with a clean Internet experience.
Stanford’s decision to divest its $18.7 billion endowment of coal stocks is a narrow response to the Fossil Free movement, but it carries a lot of clout.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Stanford and other universities are divesting from fossil fuel stocks—with varying degrees of commitment.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Give props to your favorite online recipes with an iPad holder for the kitchen counter.
backyard camping
Green Life
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Transform your abode with these 8 imaginative themes.
Repurpose Book into Bookshelf
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Turn a favorite tome into a bookshelf.
The Green Life
While you were watching a CGI Godzilla emerge from the Pacific this weekend, these stormchasers were capturing the birth of a monster storm (no special effects required). Thanks to the time-lapse video made by Basehunters, we can see this supercell thunderstorm taking shape over Newcastle, Wyoming.  
Sea Butterfly
Friday, July 25, 2014
Zoom in on a subsurface blizzard in polar waters and you'll find that each flake is a winged, lentil-size snail with a translucent shell, a creature that seems to have sprung straight from Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights."
UC Santa Barbara
cool schools 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
All 162 qualified schools who participated in our survey ranked in order.
Mule Deer Migration
Green Life
Monday, June 16, 2014
These deer have to cross dangerous highways to follow their migration pattern.
Mickey Smith, director of Dark Side of the Lens, makes a point of pushing his limits every day as a surf photographer and filmmaker. Smith’s haunting and magnetic voice transports the viewer to the raw and brutal coastline of Ireland, where he is a “silent workhorse” in his industry. The film is less about surfing and more about the hardships of a creative life –- a life Smith chose for the “subtle glimpses of magic” he is occasionally rewarded with. In the wake of Dark Side of the Lens' four-...
Boxwork formation in Wind Cave, SD courtesy of Wirepec
Green Life
Monday, October 13, 2014
From zombies to ghosts, these caverns are haunted by creepy stories. Do you dare visit?
Cool Schools 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
FAQs about our annual Cool Schools ranking
The BMW i3 made its debut in U.S. markets in May. The best way to describe the car is that it's radically different. It really looks like a concept car; its design is futuristic and colorful, with the added bonus that you can actually buy it today. The i3, though dead silent, has impressed with a 22kwh battery that has a range of 81+ miles between electric charges and can take you from 0-60 in under 7 seconds.
On the One Hand: Sunscreen
On the One Hand
Thursday, June 5, 2014
On the one hand: Climate change is depleting the ozone layer, so you need sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays. On the other: Chemicals from washed-off sunscreen are damaging aquatic ecosystems.
Green Life
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Citizen-science group Nerds for Nature is learning about how drones can help the environment. Let's change the way we think about drones!
Leila's infant daughter
Green Life
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Bright, emotional, and endangered, chimpanzees remind us that we are too alike to watch each other suffer.
Coal carrier Shen Neng aground on the Great Barrier Reef
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
How to hasten the demise of the already-depleted coral reef? Let coal companies dredge five major new port, build them a rail line, and offer them free water.
How to win the 5 most competitive park permit lotteries in America
Green Life
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The odds of you winning one of these lotteries are lower than any other park in America.
fish canon
Green Life
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Who needs a fish ladder to transport salmon past blockading dams when you can use a fish canon?
hear no evil
The Green Life
This morning on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," Jim Zarroli had a story called "Political Rhetoric Bogs Down Future of Keystone XL Pipeline." It was billed as being about "what's at stake for the oil industry and for energy production." Here's who got quoted:
Arctic Ice
Florian Schulz photographs the wildlife at the top of the world
Underwater World
The cold, dark waters of the Pacific Northwest teem with otherworldly animals.
World's dumbest denier?
Green Life
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
When asked for evidence that the earth is getting colder, the "Palin of the South" flees the room.
That Tree: A Year in the Life of a Lonely Oak
An entire year documented in the life of the single bur oak.
Drones could be a boon for conservation--but first, they need to overcome their stigma
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Drones could be a boon for conservation--but first, they need to overcome their stigma.
The Green Life
Trees, you guys
Next Big Thing: Mushrooms
Next Big Thing
Thursday, June 5, 2014
A 'shroom-based alternative to Styrofoam; fungi's crucial role in carbon storage; and using oyster mushrooms to "mycoremediate" damage from pesticides and storm runoff.
Taste Test Pickles
Taste Test
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If you like your eating interesting and want to help the planet, it's hard to beat a local pickle--whether or not it's a cuke.
Green Life
Monday, July 7, 2014
Ostentatious pollution surpasses the gun rack as the measure of Red State virility.