The TreeHugger Recap: Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Photo by Patrick Gillooly via MIT News

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 Tuesday, July 12.
Animals
Stephen told us about a tiny snail that can survive being eaten by birds. After, Sami shared that cows have best friends and suffer from separation anxiety. He then explained why a combines solar and wind power plant nurtures bees. Rachel explained why yet another power station has been shut down because of jellyfish. Lastly, Mike showed a video of a group of conservationists who saved a young humpback whale.

A Changing Environment
Jaymi explained why the race for land is destroying the Guatemalan rain forest. Later, Brian listed the 14 US states suffering from crippling droughts before noting a recent comparison between an old preacher joke and global warming.

Art & Style
Emma showed us Rachel Reichert's eco revival for gothic fashion. A.K. Streeter then walked up through the 10 ways to detox your makeup kit. Paula Alvarado introduced a pop up room that lets any apartment grow. We then took a look at some new TreeHugger prints from Option-g. Next, Kimberley Mok showed furniture that uses recycled newspaper as paper timber. Finally, Jerry displayed an interesting infographic used to map the global warming debate between scientists and skeptics.

Energy
Jaymi told us that solar cells can now be printed on anything, even paper or fabric. After, Brian explained how infinite clean energy could be just decades away with fusion reactors. Later, Mike announced that seaweed could be the next generation bio-fuel.

Green Thinking
Lloyd continued his exploration of the history of bathrooms, water and waste. Sami then showed some men who live and farm in off-grid caves. Next, we heard about Double Impact's biggest contributors and learned how and why they go green. Later, Lloyd explained why Toronto is working to dismantle all green initiatives. Mat showed why New York and Pennsylvania could lose tourists over fracking. After, Brian explained one city's hard to refuse offer to trade in your car for a lifetime of free public transit. Rachel told us how some plants can be used to turn saline soil back into cultivatable land. Lastly, Chris asked you to vote on the next Double impact challenge and consider how to green your vacation time.

Pollution
Alex Davies told us of the UN's ambitious plan to clean up Lake Victoria. Later, Mat showed why cities may soak up 10 times more carbon emissions than we had initially thought. John Laumer then questioned power plant's ability to control emissions above the clouds.

The Great Outdoors
Colleen Vanderlinden explained the workings of front yard vegetable gardens and told why different is a good thing. After, Bonnie explored the growing popularity of wild river swimming. Next, Jeff Nield told us about a man who could face jail time for growing food. Finally, Jaymi showed a five minute video of a gorgeous five day long cruise.

Green Advances
Sami told us that energy management from one solar powered hotel had cut power use by 35%. Next, Lloyd introduced a smoke detector that texts up to four cell phones alerting them to a fire. Mike then announced that to Nissan LEAF has already sold over 4,000 models in the US.

Business
Lloyd told us why the number of teleworkers in America has taken a dramatic dive. Are we losing business or changing it?

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