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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.
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.
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 Planet
In what turned out to be a surprise to virtually no one, the House voted yet again to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last Friday. This is the 10th time in recent years that the House has cast such a vote, but for the first time, the Senate is expected to follow suit.
partial solar eclipse
Green Life
Monday, October 20, 2014
The moon will block out a section of the sun on October 23.
The Green Life
Check out how this fashion trend could help out the earth.
Bioplastic Innovations of 2014
Green Life
Monday, June 9, 2014
Your next plastic coffee cup could be made from shrimp and the straw from avocados. Read up on the 5 bioplastic creations that could change the future of waste and our dependence on petroleum-based plastics by using innovative ingredients.
cool schools full ranking
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Behind the scenes of Sierra's Cool Schools cover.
College students, faculty, and administrators at North Carolina's Brevard College are cheering at Friday's news that the school will divest from fossil fuels by 2018 -- making it the first university in North Carolina and in the entire Southeast U.S. to divest!
The Maze, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Green Life
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Find out which six hikes are considered the most dangerous in America.
Urban farmer Kitty Sharkey often takes her four Nigerian dwarf goats for walks through her Oakland, California, neighborhood.
Urban farming reaps the benefits of hyperlocal food
Green Life
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
These TED Talks will inspire small changes for a more environmentally responsible lifestyle.
Bat-eating spider
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Large tropical orb weavers of the genus Nephila, whose strong webs can span five feet, are voracious bat-chompers.
Green Life
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Plastic isn’t just the litter of today — it’s becoming part of tomorrow’s rock record.
Crowd sourced apps for outdoor exploration
Green Life
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
These apps use crowdsourced data to make outdoor exploration even better.
"None of us should have to be here right now fighting for our right to breathe." That's what a young woman told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at a hearing this week about smog pollution, after boarding a bus with 100 high school students before dawn and traveling for hours to deliver her three minutes of testimony. The students live in a county with some of the worst air pollution in America, and one after another, they shared their personal stories, many noting they made the trip...
Cryptid Vacation Spots
Green Life
Monday, June 16, 2014
Search for creatures of legend and explore their beautiful natural habitats.
Next Big Thing
Monday, October 6, 2014
In the future, will pavement solve all our problems?
API by istock user TimArbaev
Green Life
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Access to America's public lands boils down to three little letters: API.
Find out your options to recycle a used car seat.
Green Life
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Ten million car seats are purchased each year; most end up in the landfill. That doesn't have to happen to yours--but it will take some legwork on your part. Thus sayeth Mr. Green.
The Green Life
Make some time to stargaze in May and you could catch a glimpse of Mercury and Saturn.
I walked along, skipping from rock to rock and admiring the fossils until I came to a narrow sandy beach tucked into the cliffs. I lingered there, lost in  my thoughts.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A Rising Tide Blocks Your Exit. Don't Let This Beach Walk Be Your Last.
Ask Mr. Green
Green Life
Monday, October 27, 2014
Find out if you're spending too much money on hot showers.
Green Life
Friday, December 19, 2014
You know the scene in those science fiction movies when the gigantic starship passes overhead? It's kind of like that.
Coming Clean
Long ago, the expression "carrying coal to Newcastle" meant to do something utterly pointless, because the city of Newcastle-on-Tyne had a monopoly on British coal exports. But soon, though, carrying coal to anywhere in the United Kingdom will be pointless.On February 14, the leaders of all three of the U.K.'s major political parties announced a joint commitment to phase out the use of coal and fight climate disruption.Specifically, here's what they agreed to do:
Fibonacci Zoetrope
Green Life
Monday, February 9, 2015
One artist exposes the beauty in mathematics
Green Life
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Six ways to inspire awe in children with math and nature.
The weather had just cleared after monster storms in the Tetons. I went With some other experienced backcountry skiers To check conditions at a step couloir called Double Dog Leg. There'd been an avalanche nearby the day before, but on a different aspect.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The weather had just cleared after monster storms in the Tetons. I went with some other experienced backcountry skiers to check conditions at a steep couloir called Double Dog Leg. There'd been an avalanche nearby the day before, but on a different aspect. We decided to give it a try.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Clean energy—we have the will, and we have the way.
Birds possess an innate ability to build delicate nests from grass, twigs, or mud that regularly pass the most difficult test for any species: they cradle and protect the next generation.
Grass, twigs and mud that cradle the next generation.
Lay of the Land
A walk in the woods will change a child's life. That is, if she ever makes it to the trailhead. This week, President Obama unveiled the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative to connect children and their families with the great outdoors, ensuring millions of kids, regardless of where they live, will have an opportunity to take that first step in nature.