The Weekend Recap: Friday-Sunday, July 29, 30 & 31, 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 the weekend, July 29, 30, and 31, 2011.Animals
Jaymi told us that security drills have been held in Taiji, Japan to prepare for dolphin hunt activists. Mat then explained why we need more that wildlife protection to stop biodiversity loss. David celebrated Global Tiger Day with some cub photos and conservation details. After, John announced that there are not enough elk hunters to carry out Montana's wolf removal plan. Finally, Stephen shared that museums are now being targeted by rhino horn thieves.

A Changing Environment
Mat announced that the Kenyan refugee camp for victims of the drought is now the size of Kansas City. Later, Brian showed a funny Fox news clip that asks if moon volcanoes disprove climate change.

Art & Style
Bonnie shared a map of Untamed London that shows the wild side. Kimberley Mok then noted some interesting furniture made of recycled clothing and resin. Following, Alex Davies showed a short film about newly legalized beekeeping in NYC. Jennifer Hattam explained how water filtration met fine arts at the Venice biennale. After, Emma introduced the new eco-friendly alternative to sandblasting denim jeans. Kimberley Mock shared one furniture designer's beautiful use of discarded moving day materials. Lastly, Emma drew attention to an organic perfume that doesn't include chemicals.

Energy
A.K. Streeter shared four tips for energy efficient temperature control in a tiny home. Sami then told us about the early opening of a community-owned solar power station. After, he announced that IKEA has bought a 12 MW wind farm and is planning 39,000 solar panels. Finally, Brian gave the news that Tokyo has cut its energy use by 15%.

Green Thinking
An early post from Walmart explained the ways that they work to reduce shipping waste. After, Mat gave the EPA's explanation of NYC's problem with its combined sewage system. Rachel announced that the World Resources Institute and Fortune 500 companies have launched a sustainable business partnership. Next, Jeff Nield asked if closing food banks will help end hunger. Alex Davies told us that Google and NASA have teamed up for a green fight with a hefty prize. Lastly, Sara Novak showed a city walk designed to raise money for abused farm animals.

Science
John Laumer showed a canary risk management software that warns of water contamination threats and enables a fast reaction. After, Christine Lepisto revealed a breakthrough that could help chemists compute safer biofuels.

Pollution
Mat explained that Canada's ethical oil tar sands campaign really encouraged an addiction to oil. Next, Jennifer Hattam expressed the pesticide concerns of Turkish beekeepers. Lastly, Bonnie announced that the California EPA has set the first US goal for pollutant chromium 6.

The Great Outdoors
Sami showed a group that is working to create 25 community gardens in four years. After, Daniel shared that there is more than redwoods growing in Mendocino National Forest, and the cops have set out to find all of this illegal substance.

Politics
Brian noted Jon Huntsman's acknowledgement of America's heroin-like addiction to oil. He then announced that the White House has unveiled new 2025 fuel economy standards. Later, Daniel told us that Democratic leaders are considering this the most anti-environmental House in the history of congress.

Green Advances
Sami showed a drive with Renault's latest fully-charged car. Next, Mike announced that Minnesota's bike share has expanded to 1,200 bikes. Sara Novak told us about a cool new popsicle truck that runs on solar power. Finally, Alex Davies revealed the 100% wind and solar powered billboards coming to London, New York and Sydney.

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

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