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  • Bycatch: Wasted Fish and Marine Life in Northeast and Atlantic Fisheries

    24 April 2014, 12:04 pm by: Guest Author

    When commercial fishers haul in their nets, they've often caught other animals & fish that go to waste. Oceana explores the concept of bycatchThe post Bycatch: Wasted Fish and Marine Life in Northeast and Atlantic Fisheries appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • DIY: 10 Ideas for Updating Old Flip Flops

    23 April 2014, 3:12 pm by: Talancia Pea

    No need to throw out those old flip flops; with a little creativity and craft material, you can upcycle them into almost new summer footwearThe post DIY: 10 Ideas for Updating Old Flip Flops appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Plastic Bag Bans Spreading in the United States

    23 April 2014, 1:05 pm by: Earth Policy Institute

    More than 20 million Americans live in communities with plastic bag bans or fees, including Los Angeles, the latest to institute such a ban on large retailersThe post Plastic Bag Bans Spreading in the United States appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • The Earth Day Media Pitch Round-Up: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    22 April 2014, 11:02 am by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    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 worstThe post The Earth Day Media Pitch Round-Up: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • Mobile Devices and the Environment: a Toxic Relationship [Infographic]

    21 April 2014, 1:34 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    140 million phones go into landfills each year. This infographic spells out the environmental costs all of those mobile devices that don't get recycledThe post Mobile Devices and the Environment: a Toxic Relationship [Infographic] appeared first on…
  • Open Source Seeds: Some Middle Ground in the GMO Debate?

    17 April 2014, 12:07 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    Could an open source movement in biotechnology bring critics and supporters together? The Open Source Seed Initiative, which launches today, may help build that bridgeThe post Open Source Seeds: Some Middle Ground in the GMO Debate? appeared first on…
  • How to Build a Keyhole Garden

    16 April 2014, 8:21 pm by: Guest Author

    Want to maximize your gardening space with a raised bed? Consider a keyhole garden. This African-style kitchen garden puts everything you need for successful vegetable gardening right in front of youThe post How to Build a Keyhole Garden appeared first on…
  • Custom Snowboards Made from “Right in Our Back Yard” Wood: Empire Grown

    15 April 2014, 10:55 am by: Important Media Cross-Post

    I’ve become really tired of the word “artisan” (or “artisanal”) on products: as far as I can see, it generally means “expensive.” I rarely see that such products involve the kind of loving, caring creativity undertaken by a true artisan.  What…
  • How to Build a Wind Turbine for $30

    14 April 2014, 1:19 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

    Renewable energy = high upfront costs… right? Yes, if you’re paying someone else to put your system together for you. Now, that seems like kind of a no-brainer for most of us: I certainly don’t feel like I know enough to build my own solar panel array or…
  • World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

    11 April 2014, 1:10 pm by: Earth Policy Institute

    New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013. The post World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013 appeared first on Sustainablog.
  • The DIY Compost Bin that You’ll Actually Want to Use: 4 Plans for #Gardenweek

    10 April 2014, 12:11 pm by: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

      Editor’s note: This post is sustainablog’s contribution to Garden Week at Crafting a Green World… go get inspired with lots of great ideas for your Spring garden! As a big fan of DIY projects, you might expect to find a compost bin made from pallets,…

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