Green News For The Weekend Volume 297

February 1, 2013

Happy February! A couple of green news stories you may have missed, now with more positive news!

I’ve used a mushroom-growing kit before and seen folks growing mushrooms in those innoculated logs, but over the weekend I stumbled on a different – and versatile! – way to grow mushrooms: in a laundry basket!

The massive amounts of heat produced by cities may be heating up rural areas 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away, atmospheric researchers have found in a new modeling study.

Thick, off-the-scale smog shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks Tuesday, forcing airlines to cancel flights because of poor visibility and prompting Beijing to temporarily shut factories and curtail fleets of government cars.

Ridges in impact craters on Mars appear to be fossils of cracks in the Martian surface, formed by minerals deposited by flowing water. Water flowing beneath the surface suggests life may once have been possible on Mars.

I’m the founder and chief executive of Fashioning Change, a start-up that helps shoppers purchase stylish, money-saving, safe and sweatshop-free alternatives to top name brands. We offer more than 18,000 shopping options, including our own line of organic clothing that is made in Los Angeles. Every garment we produce includes a scannable tag that helps connect shoppers to each of the steps in the supply chain.

Have a great weekend…

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