The Weekend Recap: July 8 - 10, 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 the weekend, Friday through Sunday, July 8, 9, and 10.Animals
Mat told us about a new Wyoming Wolf Management Plan that proposes killing half of the states wolves. After, Jennifer Hattam answered why wildlife is key, to the future of South Sudan. Sara Novak shared a grim new tourist attraction that has tour boats following Icelandic whalers. Later, Christine Lepisto showed us the newest Forbes List - most shark-infested beaches. Finally, Stephen told us about a new study that showed trillions of insects are killed by cars every year.

Eating Well
Bonnie showed us the Canadian supermarkets that are getting mediocre ratings on sustainable fish. Kelly then gave a weekday vegetarian recipe for white bean dip with sun-dried tomatoes.

A Changing Environment
Lloyd told us why air conditioners have become targets for copper thieves and why the practice is bad for the environment. Jaymi then explained how the race for land is destroying the Guatemalan rainforest. Mat shared some scary climate change statistics, including the arctic sea hitting its lowest ice volume. Later, John Laumer told us why climate change is a root cause for the protests in Pakistan. Lastly, Stephen shared a new study with a species placed in a simulator of earth's future climate.

Art & Style
Alex Davies showed a neat design for a rooftop pod but explained why it doesn't solve much. Jaymi shared an iPhone dock made of vintage books before showing a giant wind chime installed under a bridge. Stephen then told us about a powerful short film that encourages a reconnection with nature. After, Emma shared a new online beauty market that features vegan cosmetics. Roberta Cruger showed an Ecofabulous house that is up for bidding and fully equipped. Finally, Emma posted about an environmental short film "extinction" and its private screening hosted by Summer Rayne Oaks.

Sami showed Renault's 60 MW solar project and explained why it is generating more than electricity. After, Daniel Kessler gave the UN update that clean energy investment is up to $211 billion globally.

Green Thinking
Jennifer told us that big builders are set to lead the Turkish environmental ministries. Lloyd then examined the American highway system and explained why it is broken. Sami explained why UK tax revenue is dropping as people drive less and, later, argued for a US trust in green taxes. Jaymi then explained how you can make your own solar oven that can even automatically track the sun. After, Jasmine Malik Chua shares a Best of Inhabitat list of 9 green ways to beat the NYC heat. Mike analyzed the light bulb ban and revealed the big savings. Later, we heard about the latest Double Impact challenge to ditch the paper towels. Jeff Nield then explained what constitutes a green family road trip. Jennifer explained how Mediterranean countries are reaching past their differences to conserve their sea. Alex Davies showed us Conan O'Brien's attempt at carpooling and his resulting road rage. Lastly, we heard of a new teen challenge from Lenovo and that asks teens to get involved and volunteer.

The Digital Environment
John Laumer explored the case of who hacked climatic research unit emails back in 2009.

Mat explained the correlation between Exxon's lack of transparency and the Montana oil spill cleanup. After, Sara Novak investigated how much plastic fish actually ingest.

The Great Outdoors
Cities all over have conducted recent waterfront renovations, Alex Davies explained why the finished project in Lyon sets the standard. Jeff Kart then told us how to find our states in the national register of big trees. After, Bonnie Hulkower told us why New Yorkers won't miss the City of Water Day festival on governors island.

Green Advances
Leonora Oppenheim told us about the award winning cleaning product that has designed refill packaging. Next, Mat announced that Lufthansa is becoming the first airline to use biofuels on commercially scheduled routes. Rachel then showed a vacuum cleaner made from its own cardboard packaging. Lastly, Mike shared the ratings of the Mitsubishi i electric car.

Emma showed us a video of celebrities promoting the environment with Jack Johnson planting trees and Lady Gaga providing the shark week soundtrack. Sami shared a video of a green-living arachist collective that gives us a glimpse inside. Finally, Colleen Vanderlinden told us about a Michigan mom jailed for planting a vegetable garden.

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

The Weekend Recap: July 8 - 10, 2011
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 the weekend, Friday through Sunday, July 8, 9, and 10.Animals Mat told us