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bike in traffic
Green Life
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Forty percent of cyclists killed by cars are struck from behind.
The Planet
All across the country, the cost of coal is going up, while the price of clean energy is coming down. Coal is in decline, due in large part to the adverse public health impacts and climate consequences of mining and burning coal. Yet the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) announced in filed testimony on October 31 its interest in purchasing the San Juan coal mine in northwestern New Mexico. PNM faces a year-end deadline to decide whether or not it will purchase the mine, which feeds the...
Barley risotto
Green Life
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Food is more than individual ingredients. It’s a web of sustainable relationships.
UC Santa Barbara
Cool Schools 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
All 162 qualified schools who participated in our survey ranked in order.
Lynx tracks in snow
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Citizen scientists forgo the slopes to search for scat.
slow lorris
Monday, October 6, 2014
The slow loris, one of the world's most adorable creatures, is also the only venomous primate.
Green your kids' snacks with ecofriendly alternatives
Green Life
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Kick packaged snack foods to the curb with these eco-alternatives
Cool Schools 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
alamanders are the secret mainstay of many American forests.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The exotic pet trade could wipe out wild salamanders.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
An 8-mile trek turns into a New Year's Eve bust.
The Green Life
While you were watching a CGI Godzilla emerge from the Pacific this weekend, these stormchasers were capturing the birth of a monster storm (no special effects required). Thanks to the time-lapse video made by Basehunters, we can see this supercell thunderstorm taking shape over Newcastle, Wyoming.  
Great view from the top!
Green Life
Monday, October 21, 2013
Check out these four hikes which provide easy, family friendly access to spectacular views.
The Cougar Dubbed P22 Roams Griffith Park
Green Life
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Can a wildlife overpass help the wild animal trapped in LA's Griffith Park?
Green Life
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Citizen-science group Nerds for Nature is learning about how drones can help the environment. Let's change the way we think about drones!
DIY natural olive oil soap: Get clean while keeping nasty chemicals out of the environment and away from your skin
Green Life
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Get clean while keeping nasty chemicals out of the environment and away from your skin.
As I imagine you're doing this week, I’ve been reflecting a lot on what I'm thankful for. Along with family and friends, what tops my list are the people across the U.S. who are ushering in the clean energy era, reducing pollution, and turning the corner on climate disruption. Some of them are featured in a new video we're releasing today and trust me, if you want to renew your hope for the planet and our future, you need to take two minutes and watch it right now. I promise, it will rock your...
Pesticides? Check out the list.
Green Life
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
It's an unfortunate truth that many of our favorite fruits and vegetables contain pesticide residue. We've got just the list to help!
Gear Guide
Monday, July 1, 2013
Sitting around the warm glow of the campfire, telling tales, playing music, or just staring into dancing flames, is perhaps our oldest form of entertainment.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
You're on a solo hike and get sucked into a muddy swamp. Now what?
DIY T-shirt Produce Bag
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time to sack your worn-out tee.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Why five Americans spent more than a month trekking through a jungle to summit an unclimbed peak in Myanmar.
Repurpose Telephone Bookend
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Turn a rotary phone into a bookend.
Drones could be a boon for conservation--but first, they need to overcome their stigma
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Drones could be a boon for conservation--but first, they need to overcome their stigma.
On the One Hand: Sunscreen
On the One Hand
Thursday, June 5, 2014
On the one hand: Climate change is depleting the ozone layer, so you need sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays. On the other: Chemicals from washed-off sunscreen are damaging aquatic ecosystems.
The calm gaze of a grey wolf
Green Life
Monday, August 11, 2014
Animal Planet's Monster Week Programming causes controversial media attention for wolves
Seize the Grid campaign
Through the Sierra Student Coalition’s Seize the Grid Campaign, young people can lead a transformative movement that dramatically increases clean energy in this country.
Spruce Flats Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A dozen fifth-graders explore a mossy green paradise in the Great Smoky Mountains.
It won't take but 10 minutes to learn not just the history of us, not just the earth, not just the solar system, but the entire universe. This video will make you a better informed human being who basically knows all there is to know about creation. Check it out and, if you like big explosions, scroll to 3:11 where there's a spectacular display of planet Theia as she plunges into Earth to create our very own moon. And if that isn't enough, stick around to see when life first climbed out of the...
Next Big Thing: Mushrooms
Next Big Thing
Thursday, June 5, 2014
A 'shroom-based alternative to Styrofoam; fungi's crucial role in carbon storage; and using oyster mushrooms to "mycoremediate" damage from pesticides and storm runoff.
The Planet
Members of the Sierra Club's Middle Snake Group in Boise, Idaho, were brainstorming earlier this fall about what they could do to encourage more Boiseans to make the shift from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric cars. Read on to find out what they came up with.