Top Stories From Tonic: Crude Awakening, Howard Zinn Speaks, Powerhouse Shingle and more!

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Check out Tonic's eco-highlights of the week! From innovation to entertainment, here's what's hot in the latest "good news."

Cat Lincoln sat down with Joe Berlinger, maker of the award-winning documentary Crude, and learns why the story of big oil's exploits (and pollution) in Ecuador, but the award-winning documentary almost never made it to the big screen.

Continuing with exclusive Tonic interviews, Ben Corbett offers back-to-back conversations of inspiration with No Impact Man Colin Beavan and the people's historian himself, Howard Zinn, whose star-studded documentary hits the History Channel in December.

Want a new roof over your head and get off the grid at the same time? Katie Gustafson has a line on how to lighten your life with Dow Chemical's new Powerhouse Solar Shingle.

Climbers in the Swiss Alps can thank architect Andrea Deplazers for a stunning eco-hut rest stop for visitors that doubles as a research facility for Swiss Federal Institute for Technololgy (ETH) students.