The TreeHugger Recap: Wednesday, August 3, 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 Wednesday, August 3, 2011.Animals
A.K. Streeter showed a scary looking rock sucker and asked is it should be protected. David then exhibited eight of the world's most endangered sharks. After, Blythe noted seven shark habitats that need urgent conservation. Jaymi introduces the four unique technologies that are saving sharks from extinction. Following, Sami asked when urban honey bees will run out of food. Finally, Stephen told us that hundreds gathered for the release of the 'miracle turtle.'

Eating Well
Kelly shared a weekday vegetarian recipe for warm corn and potato salad. After, Jerry shared a recipe for grilled cheese and tomato soup sandwiches and another for white salad with lemon, garlic dressing.

A Changing Environment
Jaymi explained how the Texas drought has revealed a piece of the space shuttle Columbia. Lastly, Mat shared that Arctic Sea ice has set a new record low for July.

Art & Style
Lloyd showed the world's thinnest house at less than four feet wide. He then noted an example of extreme recycling with the bottle houses of Prince Edward Island. After, we learned of a new Lifetime show Picker Sisters that shows how trash can turn into decorative treasure.

Energy
Mat explained that we aren't experiencing a shortage of energy, just a long-age of expectations. Later, he noted inflatable wind turbines as a promising potential for the future of energy.

Green Thinking
Jennifer Hattam shared a video of a Lithunian car getting crushed by a tank for parking in the bike lane. Sami told us that Top Gear pretended to run out of power in the Nissan LEAF, but does it matter? He then showed us Robert Llewellyn debunking hydrogen myths. Brian asked if the end of fossil-fueled economic growth is finally upon us. After, he presented a video of top climate skeptic Patrick Michaels complaining that skeptics can't get on TV, on TV. Finally, Mat shared why when you can't attack a climate scientist, maybe you should smear him.

Pollution
Lloyd showed how a cancer-fighting home may actually cause cancer. Following, Christine Lepisto revealed that over half of child car seats contain toxic chemicals.

The Great Outdoors
Blythe shared seven high-tech online gardening tools to plan the perfect garden. After, Sami explained how to plant a rooftop garden.

Politics
Brian announced that a massive tar sands pipeline protest will hit the White House this month. Later, he explained how climate change has become a 'litmus test' for republicans.

Green Advances
Lloyd told us that the urinal of the future will know your health and make suggestions. Rachel then shared that Office Depot is aiming to save 20,000 trees by replacing boxes with bags. Lastly, Mike showed an inexpensive truck aero-tweak that could save 1.5 billion gallons of diesel each year.

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