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Green Life
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Climbing, hiking and boating season is upon us. Are you prepared?
murmuration, starling, birds
Green Life
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Starlings band together to create murmurations, resulting in ever-changing, awe-inspiring flight formations.
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.
Nano Houses
We have the technology to build houses better, smaller, faster. But are you ready to live in 500 square feet?
Grand Prismatic Hot Spring
Green Life
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
How microorganisms color our waters
Sphagnum leaves
Green Life
Monday, December 22, 2014
A peek into the world of photomicrography, the art of capturing the tiniest wonders of nature.
October skies
Green Life
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Watch the skies for a lunar eclipse, a solar eclipse, a comet threatening Mars, and more.
Better Bicycle
Innovate
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Bikes are already pretty near perfect. Here are 5 ways to make them even more visible, safe, and fun.
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.
Mr Green
Green Life
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Still have products with the dreaded "microbead?" Mr. Green tells us how to dispose of them.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.”
Fly Geyser
10 otherworldly destinations for your bucket list
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Inside a former brewery in St. Paul, Minnesota, a company called Urban Organics is perfecting a new model of aquaponic food production.
Innovate
Friday, February 13, 2015
Inside a former brewery in St. Paul, Minnesota, a company called Urban Organics is perfecting a new model of aquaponic food production.
Green Life
Friday, January 30, 2015
Keep your old clothes, blankets and towels out of a landfill with these three crafts.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Cow posteriors
Green Life
Monday, October 13, 2014
Instead of filling our landfills with toxic animal poop, these innovative solutions might be another way to deal with the grubby facts of life.
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.

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