High-Tech Green Gear for Skiing and Snowboarding (Slideshow)

October 25, 2011 by  
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Photo: Robert | www.robertvandijk.com /Creative Commons The temps are dropping, you’ve signed up for a season-long pass to your favorite eco-friendly ski and snowboard mountain — now all you need is the gear. From jackets and baselayers to ski poles and boards — and, of course, bags to haul it all — this collection of gear features the latest technology and eco-minded design, getting you down the slopes in the best possible way while protecting that mou… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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From Yawning Lions to Buffalo-befriending Birds: Africa’s Threatened Animals in Stunning Photos (Slideshow)

October 24, 2011 by  
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Photo: WildiZe For more than 10 years, the WildiZe African Conservation Foundation has been lending its support to conservation projects across Africa, from improving the relationship between locals and animals to developing sustainable farming practices. The projects, trips, and research teams that the group supports are working on a variety of issues — community development, animal research, endangered species monitoring — and sending back striking images of a country’s animals on the edge of change.

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Professional Acorn Picking is a Green Job

October 24, 2011 by  
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Photo: peakoak Here’s a green job for someone who loves trees and the great outdoors: a professional acorn picker. Job satisfaction is excellent: the man who has this job in the UK has been personally responsible for planting 10 million oak trees. Where do you apply? … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Hawk Shot With Nail Gun Rescued in San Francisco

October 24, 2011 by  
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Photo: WildRescue Two weeks ago, visitors to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens spotted an injured young red-tailed hawk, the apparent victim of a senseless nail-gun attack — and now, thanks to wildlife rescuers, the bird has been saved. After several failed attempts, volunteers from the wildlife group Wild Rescue were finally able to safely capture the bird over the weekend and transport it to a facility where it is being treated for its injuries…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Bolivia Axes Plans to Build a Highway in the Amazon

October 24, 2011 by  
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Photo: liako / cc It was a plan met with controversy from the start: to build a 185-mile long highway through Bolivia’s Isibore Secure Reserve, an ecological gem in the Amazon rainforest. For months, thousands of mostly indigenous protesters marched from throughout to Bolivia to the capital of La Paz to draw attention to what they saw as a threat to the park’s wealth of biodiversity and a harbinger of deforestation. Last week, a following demonstrations outside the presidential palace, President Evo Morales announced that the highways plans … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sun- and Wind-Powered Lifeboat Becomes a Recording Studio

October 23, 2011 by  
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Thomas Dolby/via When I mention Thomas Dolby , most of my friends draw a blank, until I mention his 1982 song, She Blinded Me With Science. Dolby has been busy since as the TED conference’s musical director, as a silicon valley tech entrepreneur, and as a dad who recently moved his family to the Eastern coast of England. After 20 years, Dolby has now released a new album A Map of the Floating City . The album was produced in one of the most beautiful recording studios. It isn’t a studio in Nashville or Los Angeles, but a studio on a solar and wind powered lifeboat moored in Dolby’s … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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NASA’s Visual Tour of Every Fire on Earth Since 2002

October 21, 2011 by  
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Credit: NASA When our earliest ancestors first learned to manipulate perhaps the most powerful of natural forces by creating and harnessing fire, it set the human species on a trajectory towards global domination from which we, for better or worse, have yet to veer. What began as humble campfire flames flickering in the otherwise pitch-black, prehistoric night, now propels our combustion engines and powers our cities, lighting our houses and drowning out stars. But in as much as the flames of our ambitions burn in relation to the benefits of fire, … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Marathon of Garden Talks Lasts Two Days

October 18, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter The marathon of talks about every aspect of gardens lasted for two days. This TreeHugger lasted for one, but what a day it was. The Garden Marathon was organized by the Serpentine Gallery . Held in a geodesic dome with a christmas tree outside (?), inside was a series of speakers ranging from stories of shame totem poles (more common than one would think) to the architect of the fabulous Vertical Forest in Milan…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Baby Gorilla ‘Shamavu’ Saved From Poachers (Video)

October 14, 2011 by  
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Photo Virunga National Park . According to MSNBC , illegal baby gorilla poaching in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is increasing. This tends to mean more adult gorillas are being killed in order to poach the precious and money-fetching babies. Gorillas can go on the black market for thousands of dollars, and the baby gorilla in the video was rescued – from poachers attempting to sell him – by representatives of the Virunga National Park. The park rangers, … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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New Carbon Tax Means 1 Million Australians Won’t Have to Pay Income Taxes

October 13, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Señor Codo via Fotopedia/ CC BY-SA 3.0 You might have already heard that after a long and arduous political battle, Australia is on track to institute a fairly potent carbon tax . After the measure passes the upper house (where the political composition is such that it is assured to do so), the nation’s 500 largest polluters will begin … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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