The TreeHugger Recap: Monday, July 25, 2011

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With ~30+ new posts on TreeHugger.com each weekday, we understand if you miss a post here and there. To keep you up-to-date, here's what we covered on Monday, July 25, 2011.Animals
Jaymi showed us the trailer for a new Discovery documentary about the role of Sea World in the captive whale and dolphin industry.

Eating Well
Lloyd noted a working vertical farm in South Korea. After, Mat emphasized the importance of cooking for building a healthy American diet.

A Changing Environment
John Laumer explained how the Texas drought is bringing down well water levels and causing foundations to sink. After, Stephen informed us that melting ice has been releasing stored toxic chemicals.

Art & Style
A.K. Streeter showed five ways to artfully and efficiently light a small apartment. After, Lloyd shared a space-saving folding garage before noting a mobile police box made from shipping container frames. Next, Jaymi noted some classic wooden toys that are solar-powered. Lloyd explained why the Canadian government is trying to silence on artist who is boldly speaking out. Lastly, Brian showed an activist recruitment video that uses gorgeous high definition images to lure people in.

Energy
Sami made a call to embrace renewables or feel the heat. Later, Jaymi uncovered which cities spend the most on gas. Sami then showed the trend of UK solar prices falling and installations rising. After, Mike presented an Arizona solar tower two times the height of the empire state building. Then, he announced the installation of 150 vehicle charging stations in Boston.

Green Thinking
Alex Davies told us about ten firefighters biking from LA to NYC to honor 9-11 victims and raise money. Sami then asked what happens when resilience and sustainability compete. Lloyd showed the subway of the past in which compressed air served as fuel. After, Sami showed a video about how to become a farmer and why drought can be a positive. Finally, you were asked to vote on the next Double Impact challenge.

The Great Outdoors
Lloyd told us that a Canadian asbestos mine is about to run out. Next, Colleen Vanderlinden criticized the city of Austin for chopping shrubs and spraying herbicides after praising resident gardens. Mat shared that Hungary has destroyed all GM maize fields. After, Rachel asked if WWF is selling out endangered forests to corporations. Lastly, we got another account from the team biking across Scandinavia as they head to Gothenberg.

Politics
Brian found irony in climate skeptic Senator Jim Inhofe becoming sick after swimming in a lake where sustained high temperatures caused toxic algae blooms. Later, he showed how key players are moving forward after the failed climate bill. Finally, he showed Limbaugh's mocking of the heat index and proved just how absurd his opinion is.

Green Advances
Bonnie shared the architectural awards for everything from the good to the awful. After, we saw a slideshow of nine high-tech products for sustainable surfing.

So, that's the Monday recap. If you like these posts, let us know and we'll consider doing more in the future!

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