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Exhibit G

A tour of green-leaning museums [SLIDESHOW]

Far from their sometimes musty, dusty reputations, many museums in the U.S. stand on the cutting edge of eco-innovation. Whether it’s behind the scenes (using …

Coal hard facts

Audio slideshow: Chris Jordan on America’s coal consumption

Artist Chris Jordan is known for his creative representations of American consumption habits, but even he was shocked to find out the numbers involved in …

Fired up

Audio slideshow: Facing climate change — and wildfire

  Photographer/writer duo Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele have traveled to the Arctic and back to record the impacts of climate change. And while …

Oh, Here It Is!

Four years after my pleading essay, climate art is hot

That pleading little essay I wrote in 2005? It was probably the last moment I could have written it. Clearly there were lots and lots …

Visionary position

Portrait of an artist as a climate activist

This image of a polar bear on Barnard Harbor in Alaska was used in a Senate debate about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Photo: Subhankar Banerjee …

Go green, save green

How to green your grocery shopping on a tight budget

Three months ago, my husband and I took a magnifying glass to our finances, examining a mountain of bills and receipts. We had two main …

Micture This

Peeing in the shower goes, um, viral

Dearest Readers, Today brings news — oh, and wildly spreading it is — of an ad campaign in Brazil aimed at convincing people to save …

Bygones

Kimberly-Clark, Greenpeace hug it out

Greenpeace USA Engaging in a bit of a lovefest, Greenpeace and Kimberly-Clark announced today that the paper-products giant has finally agreed to clean up its …

Two Prongs Make a Right

Ask Umbra on smarter outlets

Send your question to Umbra! Q. Dear Umbra, I recently spent several months in New Zealand and was impressed with the simple energy-saving electrical outlets …