The TreeHugger Recap: Tuesday, June 28, 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, June 28.Animals
Jaymi reviewed "Demon Fish" and explored our love-hate relationship with sharks. After, Stephen showed how Barbary macaques are facing increased anxiety levels because of the influx of tourists in their native Morocco and Algiers.

A Changing Environment
Jaymi explained the tug-o-war and successes of China's yellow river in the efforts to predict and combat environmental changes. Next, she shared how the earth's poles are rapidly changing as the ice melts.

Art & Style
Bonnie showed how Finland is celebrating their saunas with installation art that exhibits some interesting models. After, we learned of the best new sustainable ideas from Dwell on Design. Emma Grady then explained how the Safe Cosmetic Act could clean up the chemical-laden industry. Next, we heard from actor Billy Zane on how he incorporated sustainability and style into his life. We then saw some cool TreeHugger prints from option-g that are available for sale or even to win! Finally, Lloyd announced the SANAA renovation of the beautiful old Samaritaine store in Paris before displaying architecture on a smaller scale with a broccoli tree house.

Energy
Sami told us that Australia's 400MW of solar plants are going to double in generating capacity before sharing that $1.4 billion in loans have been guaranteed for 733 MW of solar roofs. After, he showed a wind and solar-powered produce warehouse that has installed an entirely green roof. Lloyd then explained the Ontario trend that promising cheap energy at any cost is a sure way to win an election. Lester Brown explored the impact of coal and deemed the only positive to be that it's fading. Following, Mike shared how SustainX is making the storage of wind power in compressed air tanks more efficient and less expensive. Lastly, John Laumer told us why a power grid shift to more renewable energy could affect your clock.

Green Thinking
A.K. Streeter walked us through the indications that we have already experienced peak car use. Lloyd then explained the importance of noting building orientation in construction and how it can be easily achieved. Next, Paula Alvarado introduced a post-earthquake school built of recycled shipping containers. Lloyd told us about the 3D printer that was created to work with the power of nothing more than sun and sand. After, Rachel walked us through the system that is using carbon credits to bring clean water to Kenya.

The Digital Environment
Mike showed us Google's latest green achievement: a website that makes projections based on input green scenarios regarding green energy. After, Jaymi showed the first digital-only textbook for kids.

People
Sami posted an interesting video that explores the definition of the post-petroleum human. Next, Lloyd shared the unfortunate consequences of nosed bike seats on the more sensitive parts of men. After, he investigated the trend of suburban growth and explained why baby boomers are staying put.

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

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