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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.
Green Life
Friday, February 6, 2015
The doughty Sierra Club founder rates Manhattan restaurants, always searching for his "spiritual beauty bread."
Samuel Wohns, Cambridge, Mass.; co-coordinator, Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sam Wohns tries to stop Harvard from funding eco-negative companies.
Eco-Gear for Winter Outings
Gear Guide
Friday, October 3, 2014
These trail-tested gadgets and garments will keep you cozy from hood to toe.
Lay of the Land
A coalition of organizations has developed a national campaign to save the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from proposed copper-nickel, or sulfide, mining projects that would inject toxic waste into the pristine waters of the nation’s most visited wilderness.
Next Big Thing
Next Big Thing
Sunday, September 1, 2013
In the future, will pee solve all our problems?
Gray Fox Sighting
Green Life
Friday, February 27, 2015
What this fox has to say about the future of the city
Sea Butterfly
Friday, July 25, 2014
Zoom in on a subsurface blizzard in polar waters and you'll find that each flake is a winged, lentil-size snail with a translucent shell, a creature that seems to have sprung straight from Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights."
Coconut Octopus
Thursday, December 4, 2014
To many, Amphioctopus marginatus looks like a mouthful of sashimi. To protect itself, it acts like an octopus. As one does.
Do Green Schools Matter?
Cool Schools 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Campuses are more focused on sustainability than ever. But what happens when students graduate?
That Tree: A Year in the Life of a Lonely Oak
For 365 days, a photographer documented the life of a single bur oak. But the story doesn't end there.
Founded in 1991, the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) is a broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working for just, sustainable communities and the protection of the environment. The SSC is the youth-led chapter of the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization.
Surfing with dolphins
Monday, October 6, 2014
Daniel Duane's "cosmic" encounter while surfing with the dolphins off the San Francisco shore.
The bicycle
Michael Embacher's collection of strange, sleek, and classic bikes.
Mini Gardens
A peek at miniature gardening's wee and wonderful worlds.
High Art
How climbing photographers get the shots that make us gasp
What's a good holiday present?
Green Life
Thursday, December 11, 2014
This all-purpose holiday gifts saves energy, keeps you warm and cozy, and comes in a wide variety of lurid seasonal patterns.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
What to do when marble-size hail and ice rain interrupt your bike ride.
Green Life
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
What's better to burn by the campfire?
Repurpose: Records to dessert stand
Friday, October 3, 2014
Here's how to turn your old vinyl records into a dessert stand hit.
Trash piles up in our world as well as in WALL-E's
Green Life
Monday, June 30, 2014
See which of your favorite eco-apocalypse movies are scientifically improbable--and which ones could really happen.
A total solar eclipse arrives at the North Pole in March.
Green Life
Monday, March 9, 2015
A total solar eclipse arrives at the North Pole in March.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Give props to your favorite online recipes with an iPad holder for the kitchen counter.
Ladybugs mating
Green Life
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Sierra sat down with Jules Howard, author of new book Sex on Earth, for a totally serious conversation about animal sex.
Monday, March 3, 2014
In Africa, photographer Nick Brandt assembles an anti-poaching army.
Underwater World
The cold, dark waters of the Pacific Northwest teem with otherworldly animals.
Animal families
They're the creatures we love to love. But how well do we really know these beloved animals?
In Alberta, Canada, ponds that kill birds and 24/7 cannon fire are now considered normal
Monday, February 9, 2015
In Alberta, Canada, ponds that kill birds and 24/7 cannon fire are now considered normal
Harvesting Water from the air
Monday, October 6, 2014
A new generation of environmental designers are working to grab water out of thin air.
At the Sierra Student Coalition, we believe in people power and the ability for young people to make lasting change in our communities. Our goal is to empower students and youth to run effective grassroots campaigns that result in real victories for the environment, public health, energy, and climate change.
Falcon, city, raptor, bird of prey
Green Life
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Spot urban birds of prey and learn what they indicate about your city's ecosystem.