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This DIY solar backpack looks tricky but doable

If you don't have $200 lying around for a solar backpack, you can rig up your own with a bit of time, patience, and technological know-how.

When your produce gets wasted, it’s really a cry for help

Reducing the astonishing amount of waste built into our food system will demand innovation, care, and maybe even higher prices.

Apple announces big clean energy progress

The tech company claims that 94 percent of its corporate facilities are now powered by renewable energy.

This app lets you narc on wasted energy

If energy waste angers you, new app LightsOut will help you channel your annoyance.

Official Music Video for Mother Nature on #EarthDay

As part of Green For All’s Earth Day coverage, they’re sharing this music video in the hopes of making us pause to reflect and celebrate our life here on Earth: “This Earth Day, we’re pausing to both reflect and celebrate. When we look...Show More Summary

It’s virtually certain that the IPCC needs to dump its “very likely” crap

Researchers have discovered, yet again, that few people understand what the heck the world's preeminent authority on climate change is trying to say.

Celebrate Earth Day By Destroying The Planet!

The first e-mail in my inbox this morning was from a regional pharmacy chain, advertising “Great Earth Day Savings!” That seemed to me to be a little ironic: celebrate by the planet by consuming as much as you can! It isn’t alone. Just Google “Earth Day Shopping” and you’ll get hundreds of hits.  Now, obviously, […]

Apple will now recycle your old products and give you store credit

Forget smashing your old iBook Office Space–style. Just send it back to Apple, and if it isn’t ancient, you could get a gift card.

Jon Stewart jokes with the EPA’s Gina McCarthy about Texas, burning trash, and his Hummer

Classic Jon Stewart: "All these regulations put the mom ‘n’ pop oil companies out of business!"

For cleaner air, plant a tree in your belly button

Why hug a tree when you could rock it as navel jewelry? It could absorb a LOT of greenhouse gases, after all.

Beneath the Surface of China’s Great Urban Rush

Can China's urbanization push sidestep the Western pattern of pollution and sprawl, and can it consider the rights of displaced citizens?

Turkey’s nutty green idea for heating its eco-city? Pistachios

The heat for Turkey's new eco-city has gotta come from somewhere, so why not from nature’s snack wrapper?

Corn waste-based ethanol could be worse for the climate than gasoline

Cellulosic ethanol was supposed to be a climate savior, but a new study casts doubt on that assumption.

No Time to Waste: Students Pursue Environmental Progress Instead of Exam Grades

College students get out of the classroom and pursue environmental initiatives with partners in surrounding communities.

The Earth Day Media Pitch Round-Up: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In the days leading up to Earth Day, my inbox fills up with green-themed PR pitches. Here's a selection of the best and the worst The post The Earth Day Media Pitch Round-Up: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly appeared first on Sustainablog.

Street artist Swoon takes on rising sea levels and drowning communities

"Submerged Motherlands" addresses the loss of people's homelands due to rising sea levels. Swoon talks the new exhibit and artists' role in fighting climate change.

The secret life of Rust Belt beekeepers

In Buffalo and Pittsburgh, urban beekeepers are taking sustainable food production into their own hands -- sometimes in secret.

6 Photos of the Oldest Living Things in the World

For the last decade, photographer and artist Rachel Sussman has traveled the world to document its oldest living organisms. Her photographs, stories, and essays are interwoven in her new book, The Oldest Living Things in the World. I...Show More Summary

Technologies For Direct Removal Of Atmospheric Carbon

Two weeks after the release of the report from IPCC Working Group Two, the  report from Working Group Three was released. While the previous report dealt with the likely effects of future climate change, this new report focuses on mitigation strategies. Show More Summary

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