The TreeHugger Recap: Wednesday, July 13, 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 Wednesday, July 13.Animals
Stephen showed us footage of rare leopards in Russia that is giving scientist's high hopes for their survival.

Eating Well
Mat warned us that three quarters of European fisheries are unsustainable and the new plans aren't helping. He then shared a recipe for vegan potato salad with sesame and chilies. After, Kelly gave a weekday vegetarian recipe for spicy roasted cauliflower with lemon. Later, Jerry showed us how to make a vegan faro salad with plum and olive oil. Finally, Lloyd analyzed the war on salt and whether or not it should be in our diet.

A Changing Environment
Jaymi questioned the normality of the recent supersize dust storms in the Southwest. Next, Mat mapped out the winter warming that is topping summer's across the country. After, Brian announced Al Gore's longest reality show episode ever that's about his favorite topic, climate.

Art & Style
An early post showed Edouard Francois' newest green tower in Nantes. After, we took a CasaSugar tour through a tiny summer cottage in Finland. Next, Lloyd told us about a stunning new architectural oasis and what onlookers are distracted by. Jaymi then presented the images of some of the best conservation photographers.

Energy
Mike showed us a comic that reveals the best source of clean energy - superman! Mike explained the ins and outs of ultracapacitors, what they can do, and why they aren't working yet. Next, Brian gave big coal's pathetic excuse for West Virginia birth defects. Jerry then shared an interesting infographic refining renewable energy. After, Mike announced that the Tea Party's attempt to block the incandescent ban has failed. Lastly, Sami noted a 9MW New Jersey solar roof which aims to be the biggest in America.

Green Thinking
Sami connected electric cars and car clubs and assessed their compatibility. Lester Brown then explained which light bulbs are the most energy efficient and which need to go. Next, Lloyd added a third part to his series exploring the history of the bathroom and its development. Later, Brian explained why 40 million hunters and fisherman are fed up with the GOP's anti-environment agenda. Finally, Sami presented a video explaining how to make your own laundry soap and explained why it isn't the greenest option.

The Great Outdoors
An early slideshow showed the adventures of a unicycle tour group through central Mongolia. Next, Sami explained the eucalyptus monoculture that has replaced rainforests. Jaymi showed us how to build an automated greenhouse for easy gardening. Blythe then listed five books to interest you kids in gardening. Later, John gave some critiques and outdoorsy solutions to guests at your tiny summer cottage.

Politics
Bonnie showed us the "Just Do It" group of modern outlaws whoa re staging environmental protests. After, Rachel noted the correlation between big coal pollution and the house Energy and Commerce Committee's salary. Later, Rachel told us why New York's governor Cuomo is left explaining his girlfriend's ties to the petroleum industry after the lifted fracking moratorium. Finally, Brian asked how you would grade Obama's environmental progress and discussed various sides of the topic.

Green Advances
Mat told us that Japanese whalers have acknowledged the sea shepherd as their main opposition. Later, Jaymi explained how cheap biodegradable carpet can cut energy consumption in half.

Business
Our friends at Naturallysavvy.com told us about a box rental company that provides reusable boxes so you can skip the cardboard. After, Mat showed that the green economy is a bigger employer than fossil fuels.

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

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