The TreeHugger Recap: Monday, June 27, 2011

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With ~30+ new posts on each weekday, we understand if you miss a post here and there. To keep you up-to-date, here's what we covered over Monday, June 27.Animals
Stephen showed us a video taken from the front of a police car that hit a juvenile bear. Goes to show how quickly an accident can happen! Next, Blythe told us why it is so important to protect Koala bears now and why legislation may be in order. Stephen explained how one run-away ox has found fame, notoriety, and a purpose to fight cancer. Sound a little strange? Lastly, he announced that right whales have returned to New Zealand for the first time in a century .

Art & Style
Bonnie showed how some people are eager to acknowledge graffiti as art with a new Banksy piece being covered and framed right on the wall. Later, Lloyd shared a Phalanstery Module that utilizes all surfaces for efficient living. Lastly, Roberta Cruger gave the winners of the Dwell on Design competition.

Sami told us about the South African utility planning a million solar water heaters by 2014 before letting us know that the newly largest solar park in the UK may be the last. Next, Jaymi showed us how to make rechargeable batteries last longer with a DIY reconditioner. Sami then asked how big is too big for solar as he exposed the recent growth. Finally, Mat covered the Iowa Energy Forum and told us what group to look out for.

Green Thinking
Alex Davies showed us a Minneapolis bike highway with a self-service repair kiosk that inspires a green mode of transportation. After, Lloyd reviewed "Triumph of the City: how our greatest investion makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier" before analyzing the true impact of city living in a later post. We were asked to vote for the next Double Impact challenge in a post that pitched some ways to conserve resources in the home. Sami debated the ways that agroforestry and perennial farming could solve drought. Lastly, David introduced the next BookHugger read, "The Agile City," and announced a live chat with the author.

Jaymi introduced a super-sand made from graphite waste that is able to filter water. Next, Rachel told us about an El Salvador fight against a water-polluting gold mine that has made it to an international court.

The Great Outdoors
First, Stephen showed us a natural illusion that created a ghost city mirage in China. Following, Colleen Vanderlinden shared three simple ways to keep your container garden watered.

Mat told us about new Oregon legislation that will protect both wolves and livestock. Next, he shared the conflicts on climate change views between Republican presidential candidates and their religions. Finally, Sarah Hodgdon explained the newly passed New York green jobs financing law.

Green Advances
Lloyd told us that formica has reached a new level of green with its paper laminates. Jaymi then shared the new Zurich bus technology that sensors air quality for mobile monitoring. Later, Mike shared the plans for a high speed double-decker train that could connect Melbourne and Sydney.

Lloyd explored the differences between conservative cyclists and biking environmentalists.

Rachel told us how millions of dollars in farm subsidies are going to the wrong places and people - the city folk. Daniel Kessler shared the ways in which the fracking industry is cheating its investors. Next, Mat pointed out the conflict in recent fracking press and politics. Is this an Enron moment?

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