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For He's A Jolly Google Fellow - Google Takes A Stance On Climate Change

Google announces 21 Google Science Communication Fellows, who have been charged to spread the word about climate change.

Picnic Ware Made Friendly, Not Just For Earth Day!

I set out to find a nice picnic basket as a gift for Mother's Day and right on this very Earth Day, I found something really special: a set of Biodegradable Picnic Ware! More to my surprise though, this eco-friendly set of plates, bowls, and cups for four persons is made from a plant very much like the sweet pototo... the cassava.

Blooming Fair - Buy Fair Trade Flowers For Valentines Day

Buying Fair Trade Certified flowers for Valentines Day will make more than just your loved one happy.

Google Goats Its PR Mowers Back Into Action For Earth Day

Once again Google is resorting to the use of grass-hungry goats to cut their lawn. In what was perceived as a PR stunt by TechCrunch and others last year, Google returns to their sideline work of goat herding. To present themselves as sympathetic to the needs of the environment, Google will bring in hundreds of goats to their Mountain View compound to act as lawnmowers.

Atta Boy! - The 13 Year-Old Who Has Planted Over A Million Trees

Felix Finkbeiner is a 13 year-old who just planted his millionth tree - and addressed the United Nations.

Red Rice For Beans - Marketing Rice To Reduce Poverty

A small organization is helping lift Sri Lankans out of poverty by marketing the rice they grow to the world.

Mush Mush Vroom Vroom - Cars Made Out Of Mushrooms

If you buy a car in the near future, part of it could be made from mushrooms!

In The Gardens We're Seedin' - The Guerilla Gardening Movement

Around the world, people are reclaiming orphaned urban land, and turning it into gardens.

How Sweet It Is - The Benefits of Growing Sugarcane For Biofuels

Scientists have discovered that growing sugarcane reduces the temperature.

Good Hydro - Getting Power From Waterways

An efficient, easy-to-install hydro turbine is more effective than wind or solar power in the right places.

New In A Light - A Coating That Heals In Light

Scientists have developed a new polymer that heals itself when exposed to light.

Unclear On Nuclear? Try Thorium - Nuclear Energy Without The Side Effects

Thorium is a safer and more abundant nuclear energy source than uranium. So where are the reactors?

Casting The Counters - Improving Radiation Monitoring In Japan

Safecast want your help to deploy up to 600 more Geiger Counters in Japan.

From Earth Shoes To Carbon Footprints, Earth Day Accesses Social Media

The Earth Day Network and Proctor & Gamble are collaborating on social networks to motivate the digerati to lessen their environmental impact on the planet. With the launch of the Billion Acts of Green™ Facebook and iPhone applications, friends, family and followers are being asked to issue pledges of at least one  "act of green" and share it with their Facebook network.

We've Got The Power - Memory That Requires 100 Times Less Energy

New technology drastically reduces the energy needed to run mobile devices, allowing you to use them for longer.

Price Your Device - An ATM That Collects E-Waste And Pays You For It

An ATM that collects your e-waste, prices it, and pays you for it, is about to go national.

Plan It - Chart The World With StatPlanet

StatPlanet lets you interact easily with a wealth of World Bank data.

Picasso Pad? - Living In A Cube

You really can live in comfort in a small space. The Cube Project is proof.

Got Wind? Drive! - A Car That Goes With The Wind

A wind-powered car has just completed a 3,000 mile journey for less than $15.

Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.