This time of year there may be white outside but we’re still seeing green, and lots of it. Here is this week’s news roundup on what’s happening in the world to reduce, recycle reuse…and in the case of the scientist in Russia, recreate.

Ford to use recycled jeans in new Focus compact
Great green tech gifts for everyone
Russian to recreate Ice Age and slow global warming
Make Sure You “Chop” Locally
Alternative Energy: Fuel for Jobs
Thousands of solar panels make for one cool catamaran