Happy Friday! Here are a few good stories to take you out of this long work week.

• The illoomballoon is an LED light-filled balloon that burns out after 15 hours.

• Check out Shibam, Yemen, home of the centuries old mud skyscrapers. It's even car free!

• Shipping containers make for great health clinics.

• Copenhagen is experimenting with rack-less bike parking.

• Blech. Big Coal will name a University of Kentucky dorm after coal, the enemy of mankind.

• Apparently it's news that the solar industry is realizing they need to hire lobbyists to get their agenda pushed in D.C.

#350Cute- with me now- awwww....

"Clean" coal is going nowhere fast. It couldn't happen to a dirtier source of energy.

• Big events means big trash. 10 events that need their own landfills.

• The amazing story behind National Geographic's "Do chimps grieve photo?".

• These are either the greenest robbers (low-impact disguises!) or the dumbest. Or both.

• Could California actually do it?

Have a spooktacular Halloween!

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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

When LEDs aren't green and other good stories
Centuries old mud high rises, "clean" coal is hurting, big solar needs to hire more lobbyists, and could California actually legalize?