The TreeHugger Recap: Wednesday, July 27, 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, July 27, 2011.Animals
Mat explained how organized crime and illegal fishing is wiping out wildlife on land and in the sea. After, Stephen announced that the mountain lion hit by a car had walked 1,800 miles and John Laumer followed up by explaining the DNA trail map.

Eating Well
Blythe shared ten recipes for fruity cocktails perfect for summer. Next, Mat gave a recipe for chickpea flour crepes with leeks and another for red cabbage with mustard seed and coconut. Later, Jerry told us about another winery that is turning sustainable. Lastly, Kelly shared a weekday vegetarian recipe for chilled guacamole soup.

A Changing Environment
Brian showed a film "Glacial Balance" which reveals the climate impacts on the Andean glaciers.

Art & Style
First, we saw some beautiful photographs of tempting looking water. After, Blythe shared five sculptural houseplants for the design buff. A.K. Streeter showed us a sneak peek design for an interesting utility bike. Jaymi then explained why one student sculpture has gained legislator attention. Following, Lloyd noted a flatpack weekender home. Jaymi displayed paper eyelashes that celebrate art and wildlife. Later, Jasmine Malik Chua explained how to recycle unwanted shirts. Finally, Jaymi noted interesting clothes made from an unlikely material, milk.

Green Thinking
Alex Davies told us how, at New York City's density, the entire world's population could live in an area the size of Texas. After, Sami told stories about a farmer who kisses her pigs. Lloyd showed a European toilet designed for the American market that fits in a 2x4 wall. Next, Jaymi noted a little girl's death that has led to big donations for clean water. Later, Mat shared Richard Heimberg's stance that a debt crisis solution requires a radical alteration in our economy's goal.

Science
Jaymi shared a good way to learn how conflict minerals work.

Pollution
Brian asked if a Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is incoming and told us about the House's mandate to decide within four months. After, Rachel shared that Sony has met its air quality targets and cut emissions 31%.

Politics
Brian announced that six major carmakers have endorsed Obama's fuel efficiency plan. Next, Lloyd shared that Congress has banned the department of defense building from getting LEED certification. Lastly, Jennifer Hattam explained why historic Gdansk shipyard is going to be the heart of another Polish revolution - this time for wind power.

Green Advances
Sami showed interesting solar-powered toilets that have popped up in Dubai. After, Lloyd explained Brompton dock's different sort of bikeshare system.

People
Daniel Kessler announced that Tom DeChristopher has been sentenced to two years in federal prison after his bidding protest. Mat followed up explaining why DeChristopher's trial wasn't about fraud, but preserving power. Bonnie showed how some people are getting resourceful and playing basketball on their aircraft carrier. After, Sami shared Jonathan Porritt's opinions on the folly of nuclear power. He then told us about oil industry veterans who are fighting peak oil and climate change in Houston. Following, Brian showed Rush Limbaugh's absurd global warming theory. Lastly, Mat revealed that most climate skeptics are American conservative white men.

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