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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.
Coal carrier Shen Neng aground on the Great Barrier Reef
Grapple
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.
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!
That Tree: A Year in the Life of a Lonely Oak
For 365 days, a photographer documented the life of a single bur oak. But the story doesn't end there.
Terrence Smith and Cody Oxendine, Growing Change
Act
Monday, October 6, 2014
Terrence Smith and Cody Oxendine, of Growing Change, are converting a former jail into a working farm.
At the Sierra Student Coalition, we believe in people power and the ability for young people to make lasting change in our communities. Our goal is to empower students and youth to run effective grassroots campaigns that result in real victories for the environment, public health, energy, and climate change.
Surfing with dolphins
Explore
Monday, October 6, 2014
Daniel Duane's "cosmic" encounter while surfing with the dolphins off the San Francisco shore.
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?
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.
Green Life
Monday, July 7, 2014
Ostentatious pollution surpasses the gun rack as the measure of Red State virility.
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:
Orleans cover
Green Life
Monday, August 18, 2014
How will the future smell? How will it taste? The emerging Climate Fiction genre submerges all the senses in dystopias born from climate change chaos.
Harvesting Water from the air
Innovate
Monday, October 6, 2014
A new generation of environmental designers are working to grab water out of thin air.
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.
Drones could be a boon for conservation--but first, they need to overcome their stigma
Grapple
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Drones could be a boon for conservation--but first, they need to overcome their stigma.
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.
The Green Life
Trees, you guys
Mini Gardens
A peek at miniature gardening's wee and wonderful worlds.
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.
The Sierra Student Coalition is a national network of young people and students working to win concrete victories for the environment. As part of the Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots organization, the SSC has the power to be equally influential in the Youth Climate Movement. Formed in 1991 by high-school students, the SSC has a rich history and large network doing amazing work across the country. You have an opportunity to be part of it!
Trevor Thomas and Tennille
Feature
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Trevor Thomas went blind at age 36. He responded by hiking 18,000 miles. We trekked with him on North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
Rain, shine, or snow, Ruthy Woodring, cofounder of Pedal People, hauls away trash and recyclables for clients in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Green Biz
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Forget bulky garbage trucks and moving vans--these two start-ups haul everything by bike
Impossible Foods releases a vegan burger that sizzles and tastes just like a meat burger
Green Life
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Attention vegans and vegetarians: You can eat this.
The calm gaze of a grey wolf
Green Life
Monday, August 11, 2014
Animal Planet's Monster Week Programming causes controversial media attention for wolves
polar bears in Canadian Arctic
Green Life
Friday, November 7, 2014
What happens when cuddly wildlife icons go extinct?
Animal families
They're the creatures we love to love. But how well do we really know these beloved animals?
Green Life
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
What's better to burn by the campfire?
Mr Green
Green Life
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Mr. Green compares the efficiency of gas and wood-fueled fireplaces.
Cool Schools 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
S'mores
Gear Guide
Monday, July 1, 2013
Sitting around the warm glow of the campfire, telling tales, playing music, or just staring into dancing flames, is perhaps our oldest form of entertainment.
Founded in 1991, the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) is a broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working for just, sustainable communities and the protection of the environment. The SSC is the youth-led chapter of the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization.

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