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The Top Ten Cool Schools
The colleges at the top of our annual "Cool Schools" ranking are so dedicated to greening every level of their operation--from energy usage to recycling to food sourcing to curriculum--that sustainability has become woven into their very culture.
Eco-Friendly Sunscreens
Green Life
Friday, May 30, 2014
Which sunscreen will you choose for you summer adventures?
Niagara Falls
Green Life
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
These daring videos shot by drones go where no human could go alone.
cool schools full ranking
Cool Schools 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Our Cool Schools 2014 scorecard
Eco-brews are helping the planet, pint by pint
Taste Test
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The perfect excuse to have a beer: Eco-brews are helping the planet, pint by pint.
Thomas James
Feature
Monday, March 31, 2014
Fearing lost profits, the nation's investor-owned utilities are moving to blot out the solar revolution.
TerraHaus passive dorm, Unity College
Comfort Zone
Monday, July 28, 2014
A Maine dorm where mini-fridges aren't allowed and a single hairdryer can heat the place in winter.
Ask Mr. Green
Green Life
Monday, July 7, 2014
What is the environmental impact of office paper use? Mr. Green finds out!
The Green Life
The experts weight in on the technique of these rock climbing bears.
Tunnel 2 Paradise | North Shore, Oahu
Deep inside some of the world's most dangerous waves.
7 of the planet's most incredible spectacles
Michael Swaine
Act
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Around 12 years ago, a friend and I were walking by an abandoned alley in San Francisco, and she asked, 'If you could do anything with this space, what would you do?
Mr. Green
The Green Life
Does energy efficiency outweigh the energy needed to make the appliance?
Innovate
Innovate
Friday, April 4, 2014
Potty smackdown
Prius
Feature
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric: Here's what's good, better, and best for the environment when it comes to cars.
Misty Copeland
Artifact
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Misty Copeland is the third African American female soloist in the New York's American Ballet Theatre 74-year history -- and the first in 20 years.
Green Life
Friday, May 30, 2014
Great views of the moon are in store for June.
Survive: Snake Bite
Survive
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Miles from help and you're bitten by a snake. Now what?
Cool Schools 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
How we tallied our Cool Schools scores.
August Stargazing
Green Life
Monday, July 28, 2014
You won't want to miss August's astronomy highlights.
Repurpose: Computer Cable Coasters
Repurpose
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
It's time to turn that tangle nest of outdated power cords into a handy coaster.
A detail of Pam Longobardi's 20-foot-long Economies  of Scale (2013), made from plastic debris the artist found  in oceans from Greece to Alaska.
Cool Schools 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Art students and professors have lit fires under the civil rights and antiwar movements. Can they do the same for environmentalism?
Tiny stop-motion John Muir admiring a tree trunk
Green Life
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Ian Timothy spent a year making this tiny John Muir come to life in a stop-motion short.
Hetch Hetchy, by Albert Bierstadt
Green Life
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The median rent for an apartment in San Francisco is $3,285. It costs the city less than that to rent the Yosemite valley that broke John Muir's heart.
Outdoor Blogs to Bookmark
Green Life
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Follow these 5 blogs to stay up-to-date with all the viral news from the outdoor community.
The carcass of the abandoned Moran Municipal Generation Station, on Burlington's lakefront, inspired Tad Cooke (left) and Erick Crockenberg. Their charge: Turn the cavernous interior into an "innovation space."
Cool Schools 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Two college students are turning a coal-era relic into a cultural center.
Blue Fin tuna illustration
Taste Test
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Spoiler alert: Stop reading now if you can't live without Quarter Pounders, packaged pastries, or expensive sushi
Morgan Massen Water
Green Life
Monday, June 16, 2014
Surf filmmaker Morgan Maassen stuns viewers with his passion and appreciation for the ocean in his latest short, "Water."
Sweetwater mayor Greg Wortham-- foe of rattlesnakes, friend of wind.
Feature
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Tea Party and the Koch brothers are trying to end Texas's wind energy boom. They didn't reckon with Greg Wortham.
See that bushy-tailed rodent chattering in the tree outside your house? It could be preparing to take down the electric grid.
Woe is Us
Friday, July 25, 2014
See that bushy-tailed rodent chattering in the tree outside your house? It could be preparing to take down the electric grid.
Wildflowers
The Green Life
With spring in full swing, chances are you’ve had flowers on the mind lately. Perhaps a getaway to see some of the finest wildflowers in the country is in order? These six places have been hailed as some of the best areas for spring and summer blossom viewing in the nation.  Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, California

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