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Water Wheel
Green Life
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Baltimore's new water wheel is collecting harmful trash from its harbor.
Arctic Ice
Florian Schulz photographs the wildlife at the top of the world
Green Life
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The environmental impact of a tossed cigarette butt.
European hamster
Thursday, June 5, 2014
The fearsome European hamster is described by BBC Wildlife as "somewhat laddish" and "bolshy in temperament" (i.e., macho and aggressive). It's also too tasty for it's own good.
Will off-grid solar fix India's  energy problem?
Friday, July 25, 2014
A few years from now, 80,000 new Indian households a month could extend their lives beyond sunset.
Intermarché launches Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables to sell ugly produce at a discount
Green Life
Monday, September 22, 2014
Optically deficient, aesthetically challenged, Frankenstein-esque, and just plain ugly – are you avoiding this type of produce when grocery shopping?
It’s that time of year again.
Kitten Playing with Yarn
Green Life
Friday, August 8, 2014
From upcycled sweater beds, to litter made from old newspapers, this guide has everything you need to spoil your cat sustainably.
Repurpose: Cereal box to notebook
Friday, August 8, 2014
Turn a cereal box and scratch paper into a bound notebook.
Coming Clean
The United States is at the tail end of negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- a massive trade deal with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Vietnam, and seven other countries. The negotiations have been conducted in secret. Now Congress will soon decide whether to grant the Obama administration "fast track" authority to have the "final" pact approved as is -- meaning strict limits on congressional debate and no amendments. That's a terrible idea for lots of reasons -- not least of which is that...
Green Life
Friday, January 30, 2015
The Saudis leave their tap wide open, drowning Canada's expensive tar-sands fields in a sea of cheap oil.
UC Davis
Cool Schools 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Sierra magazine's seventh annual rankings of America's greenest universities
Food trash discarded by the pound per day.
Green Life
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Tips from your trash to keep food on the table and out of the landfill--and save you money.
Music truly takes flight in this stop-action video. Beautiful penmanship will entrance you as the bodiless hand sketches out notes along a never-ending bar of sheet music. As the notes march across the screen, they form into flying birds. But then power lines appear, then buildings and cars. The musical bars carry out a progression of time and map out the characteristics of human development punctuated by flowers and birds aloft.
Venus can be spotted after sunset in the west.
Green Life
Monday, February 2, 2015
Picturesque planet clusters and a final view of Comet Lovejoy
In some Southern states, leasing rooftop solar panels is illegal, energy efficiency is a novel concept, and the governor lobbies for the local coal-friendly utility. How does the South get to clean power from there?
Friday, October 3, 2014
In some Southern states, leasing rooftop solar panels is illegal, energy efficiency is a novel concept, and the governor lobbies for the local coal-friendly utility. How does the South get to clean power from there?
How to win the 5 most competitive park permit lotteries in America
Green Life
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The odds of you winning one of these lotteries are lower than any other park in America.
Giants stadium garden
Green Life
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Will fresh veggies replace hot dogs at baseball games?
Lester Johnson
Faces of Clean Energy
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Inside a wind turbine factory with one of the workers who make them.
Leela, 10, spent most of her life in a cage at a puppy mill as a breeding female  until Wonder Dog Rescue found her a home.
"Recycled" dog photo shoot.
Green Life
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Did you know that some urban landscapes offer more variety for foragers than the wilderness? Grab your basket and enjoy your city's abundance!
Hey Mr. Green, should I care how far my food travels?
Green Life
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Your trips to the grocery store are worse than the big rigs that transport food.
6 Haunted Hiking Trails -- Do You Dare?
Green Life
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Many of the country's trails have rich and creepy histories, and you'd be surprised at just how many ghosts have apparently chosen to spend the afterlife spooking unsuspecting hikers.
Are you a semi-adventurer who's  chagrined by the array of pristine boots, bags, and jackets amassed in your  garage? Try these pieces of gear instead.
Gear Guide
Friday, December 12, 2014
Gear that works as well in town as it does on the trail.
Sterling Coleman on Mount Washington
Green Life
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
How a backpacking novice hiked one of the longest trails in North America.
Did an Orangutan Die for Your Oreos?
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Within your kitchen cabinets lurks an environmental hazard responsible for wiping out millions of acres of rainforest.
Green Life
Monday, October 6, 2014
How do you get rid of them? And what about the bottles?
Hey Mr. Green -- Find out the answer
Green Life
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Urban gardeners beware - lead may be lurking in your soil. Mr. Green tells us how to remedy the problem.
Hey Mr. Green, how can I tell if my power source is clean or dirty?
Green Life
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Mr. Green shows you how to find out if your local power supply is clean (or not).
The 500-foot exhaust stack of the Mohave Generating Station  in Laughlin, Nevada, was felled by explosives on March 11, 2011.
Friday, July 25, 2014
As renewables get cheaper and climate risks grow, Wall Street sours on the coal industry.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an expansive trade pact that the U.S. is negotiating with 11 other countries. It would empower corporations to challenge environmental policies in private trade tribunals, expand exports of natural gas and fracking across the U.S., and more.
On the One Hand: Rooftop Gardens
On the One Hand
Friday, February 13, 2015
Rooftop gardens--sometimes called green roofs--are a trendy topping for buildings, but there's a greener option.