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A Very Special Interspecial Reunion
A lion that was raised by humans, but was released into the wilds of Africa, reunites with his former handlers a year later. What else can Treehugger say but “OMGKITTIES!!!11!!!”
Wired’s Artifacts from the Future: Fusion Food
Possibly coming to a produce store near you: Monsanto’s Cinna-Del, the only GM apple that expresses both cinnamon and sugar, only $26.99 per kilo!
Penguins March into New Patagonian Marine Park
Squawk if you’ve heard this one: The government of Argentina is creating a new marine park along the isolated Patagonia coast to officially safeguard more than half a million penguins and other rare seabirds, according to the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society.
Peace, Love, Earth: Yeah, Baby
Designer Anna Mkhitarian reinvents that tired hippie standard—the ol’ peace sign—into physical, wearable mantras that, though unsubtle, remind us what our groovy voyage on Spaceship Earth is all about.
Global Warming Wants to Eat Your Flesh
We’d have used a picture of flesh-eating bacteria diligently at work, but all our options made us want to disgorge the contents of our stomachs, so here’s a nonthreatening—dare we say even cuddly?—microscopic look at the insidious beasties themselves.
Verdant Magazine Grows a Green Room
Calling all sustainable designers: Verdant is launching a design showcase and resource center and they’re looking for a few good green gurus, whether your focus is on textiles, furniture, lighting, technology, transportation, appliances, or fashion.
Giddyup, Beer Box Cowboy
With the last leg of summer upon us, Northern Hemisphere types shouldn’t be ditching the sunscreen or doffing off their hats just yet.
House Builders Urged to Consider Wildlife
Planning authorities in the U.K. are increasingly uttering a familiar refrain: Can’t we all just get along?
A Greener Ganesh
An age-old tradition of molding Ganesh idols out of clay is being revived just in time for Ganesh Chaturthi, or the Ganesh Festival, which takes place on Sept. 15 this year.
Mice Can Sniff Out CO2 in the Air
The sight of a prowling kitty isn’t the only thing that sends a mouse’s defense mechanisms spinning into overdrive—the presence of carbon dioxide also signals danger.
Taste the Garden State on Sept. 8
Slow Food Northern NJ and Buy Fresh Buy Local, along with The Foodshed Alliance, NOFA NJ, and Whole Foods, are organizing the 2nd Annual Farm and Food Open House on Sept. 8.
Top 10 Threats to Oceans and Coasts in South America
A new report by The Nature Conservancy checks off the top 10 threats to marine conservation in South America.
Sustainable Table’s Eat Well Guided Tour
Well that’s one way to get to Farm Aid 2007: Sustainable Table is taking the scenic route in a biofueled bus across the country to Randall’s Island, New York City.
Young Chinese: Cars First, Then Sustainable Consumption
The young people of China may think the planet is worth saving, but not if it means giving up a smokin’ set of wheels.
Whole Foods/Wild Oats Merger: Deal or No Deal?
Another day, another setback for Wacky Mackey’s organically grown empire.
A Picture is Worth … Logging Pattern
We can’t tell if this rather incredible—not to mention spooky—image was Photoshopped or not.
Track, Hear From Migrating Marine Animals
The redesigned Web site for Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) is a veritable undersea trove for enthusiasts of marine life.
Eco-Friendly Ship Embraces Environment
Its name is Hawaiian for “embracing the sea,” and, true to its moniker, the Hi’ialakai has been dubbed the most environmentally friendly ship he’s been on by Allen Gary, its chief steward.
Field Guide to Eco-Friendly, Efficient, Effective Print
Design like you give a damn with the second edition of Monadnock Paper Mills’ how-to guide for creating more-sustainable print materials.
Mother Jones Presents Ocean Voyager
From one mother for another: The Mother Jones-produced Ocean Voyager is a web-based five-part adventure that whisks you to different ocean hot spots around the globe,
EcoUnique: Indie, Handmade, One of a Kind
Made with organic and sustainable fabrics such as hemp and tencel, Jess Fraley’s line of made-to-order and one-of-a-kind clothing is sewn by Fraley herself, in her home state of Oregon.
President Bush Ordered to Release Overdue Global-Warming Plan
Uh oh, it looks like the Bush administration has some ’splainin to do.
Appel & Frank Goes Green on Sept. 27
Introduce your unrepentantly shopaholic friends to green living, in a language they’ll understand, by luring them to Appel & Frank’s first Eco-Chic Shopping Event. (Baby steps, people. Baby steps.)
Global Warming: Still Happening
Sorry to bust in on your party, climate-change deniers.
Get Hip, Get Green, and Bring Your Own Bag
We can’t think of anything less chic than trashing the environment. Or toting a disposable plastic bag, for that matter.
Saving the Everglades
After the United Nations decided to drop the Florida Everglades like a cheating ex from its list of threatened World Heritage Sites, the U.S. Congress rather gallantly stepped into the breach.
Rare Condor Dies From Lead Poisoning
Oh Condor #245, we hardly knew ye: One of only 145 free-flying condors in the world died following treatment for dangerously high blood levels at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Green or Not?: Braun’s Energy Star Shavers
Proctor & Gamble’s Braun division has been touting its line of Energy Star-certified shaver chargers—a world’s first.
Recycled cashmere: all of the luxury of the natural fiber, but without the guilt of contributing to desertification in China from one too many goats having an attack of the munchies.
UK Government Does Shoddy Job of Protecting Marine Mammals
Somebody sign the U.K. government up for remedial tuition in cetacean conservation
One Bulb to Rule Them All
Celebrities Natalie Portman, Chloe Sevigny, and Kyra Sedgewick enlighten us about CFLs.
DIY Solar Oven Death Match
Color us unsurprised when we received two different build-your-own solar cookers, both based on the simple physics of a parabolic curve.
Girl Scouts Teach Classmates About Climate Change
hile us grownups are still duking it out with one another over the validity of climate change, a troop of girl scouts decided to cut through the muck and educate their fellow Grade 6 students about global warming.
Chickens Diet for Delaware
Millions of chickens in Delaware are pulling their weight for the environment and the health of the state’s waterways—by watching what they eat.
California Freeways Get Trashed
The erstwhile Golden State may have lost some of its eco-conscious gleam.
Whole Foods Bags Its Banners
The natural-foods chain has partnered with Alchemy Goods to transform retired Whole Foods’ marketing banners into reusable totes.
Transformer Clothing: Maternity Edition
Mamas-to-be can get in on the convertible-clothing action with Jessica Scott’s Strapless in Seattle dress/skirt/cape combo.
Coccoina Eco-Friendly Glue
Just in time for the back-to-school crew, See Jane Work bring in Cocoina’s Almond Scented Paste.
Ecojot Eco-Chic Stationery
Mirage Paper has launched a line of journals, notebooks, sketchbooks, and notepads made from 100 percent post-consumer paper waste.
Treehugger Goes Back to School
Already we can hear the groans of millions of schoolchildren all across America as they trudge back across the schoolyard.
Quote of the Day: Wangari Maathai Speaks for the Trees
“Well, I don’t only think that the biosphere is in trouble, I know it is. I just have to look around in the environment, in which I live.”
Would David Suzuki Dig Your Garden?
Hey Canadian green fingers, environmental activist (and TreeHugger eco-hero) David Suzuki wants to find Canada’s best pesticide-free lawns and gardens.
More People, More Diseases
We always had a sneaking suspicion that the human race was a raging cesspool. (Some people we know prove this theory more than others.)
Make a Hydroponic Bog Garden
The grand-prize winner of the Treehugger/Popular Science/Instructables Go Green! contest presented an innovative solution to the evergreen problem of conserving water.
Urban Renewal by Mari Santos
We’re usually kinda “meh” about most T-shirt surgeries because we’re just can’t get into the hack’em, slash’em sartorial school of thought.
Quote of the Day: Jonathan Schell on the Fate of the Earth
“At present most of us do nothing. We look away. We remain calm. We are silent.”
Sundarbans Arms Itself Against Global Warming
he residents of the Sundabarans, an alluvial archipelago spread across Bangladesh and West Bengal in India, harbor not a single doubt in their minds that climate change is real and is happening. They’ve seen it for themselves.