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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?
Powder mold on a decaying orange.
Green Life
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Don't fear the date. You may be wasting these stay-fresh foods.
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.
Ask Mr. Green
Green Life
Monday, July 7, 2014
What is the environmental impact of office paper use? Mr. Green finds out!
First ascent of Virgin Tower, Enshi Grand Canyon National Park, China
Feature
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Can psychologists chart what happens when nature blows your mind?
Foraging dandelions
Enjoy
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Who needs the agricultural-industrial complex when you can gather free food close to home?
Green Life
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Let's imagine that we feed Fido a pound of prime rib every day . . .
Green Life
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A wolf catches a salmon while a brown bear looks on in this video captured in Katmai National Park, Alaska.
Thomas James
Feature
Monday, March 31, 2014
Fearing lost profits, the nation's investor-owned utilities are moving to blot out the solar revolution.
Green Life
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Decrepit dams are clogging Earth's arteries and interfering with fish migration. These three stunning dam detonation videos show that sometimes even massive explosions can be good for the environment.
Fox Gnaws on GoPro in Round Island, Alaska
Green Life
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
These animals take the "all-terrain" camera to new heights
When you hear the word "hibernate," you think bears. In actuality, bears aren't true hibernators.
Green Life
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
From the not-so-venomous daddy longlegs to the short memory span of a goldfish—did these myths have you fooled?
"Kill the K-Cup" features the unrecyclable Keurig cups as a Godzilla-like monster
Corals, sponges, and anenomes appear static but are actually in constant motion.
Green Life
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time-lapse photography reveals corals as vicious predators, Bay Area fog as a rapid river, and so much more.
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.
Coming Clean
More proof that good things are worth waiting for. About a year and a half ago, my family and I hiked in Colorado's Browns Canyon, along with some military veterans, Sierra Club volunteers, and local rafting owners. At the time, local people had been trying for two decades to get permanent protection for the canyon (which has long been popular with whitewater rafters and other outdoor enthusiasts). As is often the case, they'd come tantalizingly close more than once to succeeding. Fortunately,...
Coming Clean
In the past, I have compared big, polluting fossil fuel companies to zombies. Now I feel bad.
Tunnel 2 Paradise | North Shore, Oahu
Deep inside some of the world's most dangerous waves.
don't buy more stuff you don't need
Green Life
Monday, November 24, 2014
Don't buy more stuff you don't need.
The Green Life
The experts weight in on the technique of these rock climbing bears.
Plant, nurture, harvest, eat -- get to know your food before it becomes your food.
Feature
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The latter may feed millions, but there's nothing like knowing what went into your dinner.
In 2013, Matt Dyer was nearly killed by a polar bear on a Sierra Club Outing. One year later, he returned to the wild with the people who saved his life.
Feature
Monday, December 15, 2014
A year after he was nearly killed by a polar bear, Matt Dyer returned to the wild with the people who saved his life.
Snowflakes, Alexey Kljatov
Photographer Alexey Kljatov uses a reverse-lens macro technique to capture snowflakes on his balcony in Moscow.
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?
Innovate
Innovate
Friday, April 4, 2014
Potty smackdown
The Planet
Last spring, when the Sierra Club started helping organize what would become the People's Climate March, we were hopeful that 50,000 people would come to New York City to participate.
Mr. Green
The Green Life
Does energy efficiency outweigh the energy needed to make the appliance?
The Honey bee, Apis mellifera
Feature
Friday, February 6, 2015
As corn yields rise, bees are dying worldwide

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