The TreeHugger Recap: Tuesday, July 19, 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 over Tuesday, July 19, 2011.Animals
Alex Davies told us that wolf populations are on the rise in France, despite threats of culls. Blythe then showed us nine baby endangered animals to see in zoos around the world. After, Brian introduced a terrifying creature that is also one of the world's smallest. Next, Mat shared a fish photograph that proves they use tools to help eat. Finally, Stephen told us about a gang of marauding monkeys that have invaded Rio de Janeiro.

Eating Well
Kelly brought a weekday vegetarian recipe for polenta with tomato chickpea sauce.

A Changing Environment
Jaymi explained why the Colorado River has stopped flowing. Later, Mat told us that the track of the Arctic Sea melt should bring a new record low in 2011.

Art & Style
A.K. Streeter showed five space saving cabinets that easily organize small spaces. Next, Sami exhibited life inside a tiny portable house. Emma then announces Cartier's nomination of eco-fascion entrepreneurs for the annual woman's initiative award. After, Option-G released its next print in the TreeHugger series. Finally, Lloyd told us how to vote on architect Barbie's next home.

Energy
Sami announced that Israel plans to use 10% renewables by 2020. Later, Rachel discussed palm oil's sustainable goals and asked if they were coming too late.

Green Thinking
Pablo Paster answered your question and explained that Netflix streaming may not be greener than getting DVDs in the mail. Sami then shared a video discussing everything from labor rights to the unifying power of food. Later, Lloyd told us about a mother who was charged with vehicular man slaughter after her four-year-old was hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street with her. He then added to his history of the bathroom series and discussed Japanese-inspired designs. Lastly, Mat discussed the Buddhism's relation to the environment and the divine nature of conservation.

The Digital Environment
Brian asked if News of the World hacked into climate scientists emails. After, Jaymi showed us a homemade computer made of LEGOs that is being used to crunch numbers for medical research.

Pollution
Mat told us that part of New York state's fracking regulations already trail the industry practice. Next, we learned that New York's new rules could allow fracking within 1,000 feet of New York City's main water supply tunnels. Finally, Brian explained how business lobbies are uniting to fight for more smog.

The Great Outdoors
Sami showed us a video about a former coal mining community that is fighting for environmental justice. After, we heard about a group cycling across Scandinavia and learned why it's so irrational.

Green Advances
Bonnie told us about a rain poncho made from potato that is a new trend on the music festival scene. Next, Jaymi explained Energy Star's newly released "most efficient" label. Lastly, John Laumer announced that Delta is cutting down on small city trips because the fuel costs are too outrageous.

People
Daniel Kessler shared Mitt Romney's stance that the Clean Air Act isn't meant for regulating carbon pollution. Bythe then gave some celebrity news, including one bit that Sheryl Crow is donating concert proceeds to wild horses. After, Brian showed a video of one late clime scientist taking on a room full of skeptics.

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