Our favorite news stories and blog posts from the eco-sphere.
Found Holiday Decorations
On Design*Sponge, the lovely Amy Merrick shows us how to make the lovely pine cone garland above. The fact that it won't cost you a dime to create makes it even more beautiful.
Crazy Clothing News
Scientists have developed a fabric that cleans itself if you put it out in the sun, says Treehugger. We're not just talking about the removal of a funky smell—dirt and stains actually disappear. College students everywhere, rejoice!
The New York Times tells us about a new app from the Sierra Club for sushi lovers that compares the mercury rankings of 38 kinds of fish.
Ho, Ho, He Didn't...
Matt Damon dressed up as Santa and tried to convince kids that what they really wanted for Christmas is a Water.org water bottle. The result? Lots of tears. Check out the video on Ecorazzi.
Everything's Bigger in Texas
Speaking of water, Texas's drought issues are so huge that the state needs at least $53 billion to address them over the coming half century, says BusinessWeek.
Facebook Saves Face
After being targeted by Greenpeace for their coal usage, Facebook is turning to the organization to help convert the company to clean energy, says Inhabitat. Like.