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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."
The Planet
Vietnam veteran and Sierra Club member Michael Cox is for the birds -- literally. For the last five years, the former Army Special Forces soldier has been rescuing abused birds, mostly parrots, from private homes and nursing them back to health at a sanctuary he runs out of his own home in rural Northern California. To those familiar with his work, he is known as "The Bird Whisperer."
Mr Green
Green Life
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Still have products with the dreaded "microbead?" Mr. Green tells us how to dispose of them.
A "teddy bear" cholla cactus in California's Joshua Tree Wilderness.
Feature
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Half a century ago, the United States resolved to protect vast tracts of undeveloped land “where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”
Electric Vehicles
Feature
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The future may be coming to your garage soon. Batteries that deliver 150 or 200 miles of range are poised to make electric cars ubiquitous.
Green Life
Friday, September 26, 2014
Some cycling advocates think that if we stopped wearing helmets the U.S. could be more like Copenhagen. Maybe we should just learn Danish instead!
Fly Geyser
10 otherworldly destinations for your bucket list
Time to downsize your life.
Green Life
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Could you live in a 500-square-foot house? If the answer is yes, kudos! For the rest of us, it can be a struggle to consume less energy, buy less stuff, and keep the house clean and green.
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
Photographer Alexey Kljatov uses a reverse-lens macro technique to capture snowflakes on his balcony in Moscow.
Last Words
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Photographer Alexey Kljatov uses a reverse-lens macro technique to capture snowflakes on his balcony in Moscow.
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.
Gear: Pack Leader
Gear Guide
Monday, June 2, 2014
Next time you trek, pick a route where you're allowed to bring your best bud.
Jen and Grant Clean Bin Project
Green Life
Thursday, July 31, 2014
When these zero waste families eliminated their household trash, they stumbled on some unexpected benefits. The less they waste, the more they can live.
Green Life
Friday, November 7, 2014
Just say no to receipts in fast food restaurants--especially if you've used a hand sanitizer--to avoid absorbing or ingesting high amounts of the endocrine-system-disrupting chemical BPA.
Wandering among the alien rock formations of New Mexico's Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area, visitors often lose all sense of scale. This spire, known as a hoodoo, is barely six feet tall.
Feature
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Wilderness is where we come from, and we are adapted through evolution to the rigors and beauties of such landscape. It's time for those of us who know wilderness, and who understand the idea of it, to wrest that idea back from its hijackers.
Ryan Krueger's wheels, rigged onto his packraft, are lapped by the Dangerous River
Feature
Monday, March 31, 2014
Pedaling fat tire bikes on broad, bear-tracked Alaska beaches at midnight.
DIY Gift
Green Life
Monday, December 3, 2012
These 10 DIY projects make creative gifts.
Nolan Gould, youth ambassador of the Sierra Club and star of hit TV series Modern Family, had a revelation on his Sierra Outing to the Grand Canyon in 2012: We need to protect this place.
Green Life
Monday, December 8, 2014
On his new hybrid car, being a member of Mensa, and the most environmentally conscious character on "Modern Family."
Novice carpenter Ella Jenkins built her dream house atop an 18-by-7-foot trailer.
Comfort Zone
Friday, April 4, 2014
Happiness in a 120-square-foot DIY house.
Jack Johnson
Artifact
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Jack Johnson brings "On the Road" on the water--and finds rhythm at sea
coffee cup, coffee grounds
Green Life
Friday, October 17, 2014
Caffeine won't be the only reason you love coffee. Arthur Kay and his team at Bio Bean have developed the technology to convert coffee grounds into a uniquely sustainable, clean source of renewable energy.
Moab Under Canvas, an ideal braincation spot for families.
Green Life
Friday, October 17, 2014
You’ve got to give your brain a vacation. Seriously, science says so.
Treehouse design goes out on a limb
Hey Mr. Green -- Find out the answer
Green Life
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Is there a link between wind farms and nearby ground warming and drying? Mr. Green finds out!
sunrise
Green Life
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
"There's a growing hunger in my generation for something raw and true."
Ikea solar panels: Neil Black works on the installation of South Florida's largest solar panel array atop the future IKEA store in Miami, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. This is Ikea's 40th solar powered project in the U.S. The 178,000 square foot solar array
Feature
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
While Congress dithers, corporate America embraces renewable energy
Mr Green
Green Life
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Mr. Green compares the efficiency of gas and wood-fueled fireplaces.
Taste Test Coffee
Taste Test
Thursday, April 3, 2014
There's more to eco-conscious coffee culture than bringing your own mug.
Green Life
Friday, January 30, 2015
Keep your old clothes, blankets and towels out of a landfill with these three crafts.
If you encounter a rampant moose, simply duck behind a tree or boulder
Green Life
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Make yourself look big? Play dead? Run? We've got your wildlife defense poses covered.
Coming Clean
What a difference a week makes. This morning we awoke to the news that President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have negotiated a historic joint announcement on climate change and clean energy cooperation. Coming from the world's two largest economies and two biggest carbon emitters, the new targets set by President Obama and President Xi Jinping have put the international community on notice: It's time to put up or shut up.

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