The TreeHugger Recap: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Photo by Paul K. Anderson.
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 Thursday, July 28, 2011.Animals
David explained the difficulties of GPS collaring for African buffalo. Sami told us about one film critic who is arguing against the similarities between animals and people. After, Jaymi showed one sarcastically critical analysis the arguments against animal conservation that makes completely logical deductions like God hating all manatees. Mike then asked if the Canadian government is muzzling a scientist and his study on the west coast salmon collapse.
A Changing Environment
Mat told us that the UK has been growing its own tea, olives and hot peppers since the climate has warmed. Brian then announced that the Climate Research Unit has released all of its data. And Stephen Messenger brought us the story of a 1000-year-old Texas tree being cared for by firefighters during this summer drought.
Art & Style
Bonnie announced the creation of 2012 Olympic Stamps designed to celebrate the games. After, Emma noted the opening of a socially conscious online store. Lloyd then showed a shopping mall in London's box park made of recycled shipping containers. CasaSugar recommended green supplies to add to your summer party list. Later, Jaymi shared a designer that creates plastic out of fish scales. Finally, we say the newest TreeHugger poster from Option-G.
Sami gave the ways in which solar is encouraging conservation and behavior change. Mat then told us that a third of offshore oil and gas inspectors have been disqualified for potential conflicts of interest.
We got another installment from the team of bikers traveling across Scandinavia. After, Sami showed us the school kids who are searching for solutions in the face of the end of oil. Mat then explained the impact that the record income inequality has on happiness. Finally, Lloyd shared tips from the pros on how to keep out the heat.
The Digital Environment
Mike shared how smart software could save billions of dollars by slashing water waste. After, he announced that Google Maps now gives London public transit directions. Finally, we heard about a heat transfer break through that cools computers.
The Great Outdoors
Lester Brown showed how the state of Iowa is a huge competitor in grain and soybean production. Following, Colleen Vanderlinden noted interesting edible landscaping in downtown Detroit.
First, we saw how the Canadian government is denying interfering with the Franke James Climate Show. Next, Brian revealed his prediction for Congress' next meltdown - the soon-to-expire gas tax. After, he explained how the GOP is trying to roll back 39 important US environmental protections.
Sami announced the nationwide electric car charging launched by renewable pioneers. Jaymi then answered the top five questions about ocean exploration, policy and health. Finally, Sarah Hodgdon argued for the fight against coal exports in Washington.
Lloyd shared how one cigarette company is demeaning the term eco-friendly by labeling themselves as it. After, Rachel told us how Shell is profiting double as tar sands and liquified natural gas move forward.
So, that's the Thursday recap. If you like these posts, let us know and we'll consider doing more in the future!