The TreeHugger Recap: Thursday, July 14, 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 Thursday, July 14.Animals
Alex Davies showed us the rare photos that are indicating a thriving snow leopard population in Afghanistan. After, Sami discussed repopulating bees and gave the news of the recent truck crash that spilled 14 million of them across a highway. Brian reminded us of the immediacy of lion protection and that they may be extinct in 15 years. Later, Stephen noted one paralyzed lion who has gained a lot of attention and support.

Eating Well
Kelly shared a weekday vegetarian recipe for roasted radishes with tomato and mushrooms.

A Changing Environment
Jaymi explained how climate change is reducing the ocean's ability to absorb carbon dioxide. Brian then presented the philosopher's case for why you should believe in global warming. Lastly, Jaymi told how China's pork reserves are burning down the amazon.

Art & Style
Petz Scholtus showed us an interesting table that leaves only the most necessary elements. Next, Paula Alvarado notes a Mexican plate made of a thousand tiny religious metal figures. Lloyd then questioned the design and efficiency of a retractable table. Later, Emma looked into a cool line of eco-chic jewelry made from vintage materials. Finally, we saw the next TreeHugger printfrom Option-G.

Energy
Mat explained why small vertical axis wind turbines are more efficient and cheaper for wind farms. Sami then introduced the Redskins' plan to install 2MW of solar and electric car charging at FedEx field. Mike announced the Japan's Prime Minister is calling for a complete phase out of nuclear power. Then, a post taught us how solar lighting is being used to boost safe childbirths. After, Brian shared that the nation's top clean coal project has been abandoned. Finally, Sami showed Britain's biggest solar field that was built in just six weeks.

Green Thinking
Lloyd mourned the loss of Toronto bike lanes and explained why they are being eliminated. He then showed how one airline is taking advantage of LA's "carmageddon" by running short $4 flights; while A.K. Streeter noted its effect on bike traffic. Lloyd added a fourth part to his history of bathrooms and explained the perils of prefabrication. Lastly, Jasmin Malik Chua told us how to help Inhabitat donate $10,000 to Japan by just clicking.

The Digital Environment
A new LifeEdited post discussed home electronics and entertainment and what to look for in a sustainable home. After, Lloyd showed the rapid development of PCRs and followed the technological progression.

Pollution
Brian told us about "Anonymous" hackers' next target, tar sands oil companies. Later, Rachel exposed Nike, Adidas, Puma, H&M; and other companies that have just been discovered discharging toxic chemicals into Chinese rivers.

The Great Outdoors
Blythe showed us nine plant-preserving self-watering container gardens that you can make or buy. Sami then explained what you can do to prevent blossom rot in tomatoes. After, Colleen Vanderlinden announced that Toronto is changing its ordinance and allowing front yard vegetable gardens.

Green Advances
A post from Terracycle told us about North Face's efforts to responsibly manage the invisible waste stream of retail plastics. Next, Jaymi explained the "water canary" that notes water problems using gps & crowdsourcing.

Business
Bonnie told about a LEGO packaging material change as they drop the use of rainforest hardwoods in their packaging. Warren McLaren then announced that Sigg's American water bottle distributor has gone bankrupt.

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