Our favorite news stories and blog posts in the ecosphere.
Color Me Impressed
This is Colossal has some great in-process photos of artist Herb Williams making these stunning fire sculptures out of good ol' Crayolas.
A River Runs Under It
And speaking of art, the Denver Post reports that Colorado has (for some reason) given Christo permission to drape shimmery fabric over six miles of the Arkansas River.
For the Birds
According to the New York Times, San Francisco has passed new building standards to prevent feathered residents from accidentally smashing into windows.
Up in Smoke
The EPA estimates that an incinerator bill just passed by the House of Representatives will result in 20,000 premature deaths, says Huffington Post.
Did you know that the U.S. now produces more corn for fuel than for feed? Find out why Treehugger thinks this trend is worrisome.
And, just because it's Friday, check out this adorable video on Eco Snobbery Sucks of two bear cubs trying to figure out how to use a hammock.