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Isn't It Time You Get Up to Speed on the...
The Keystone Pipeline is one of the most controversial environmental and energy issues facing America. Will the Keystone Pipeline, developed by TransCanada Corporation, provide needed jobs and energy, or will it be a financial and environmental disaster? Get the facts on the Keystone Pipeline, and view a Keystone pipeline map.
How to Naturally Freshen Your Home
While you may not want a spray can of fake flower smells, you may find that you do want a way to “freshen up” your home naturally. These tips can help!
What Does "Organic" Really Mean?
Food, cosmetic, & cleaning product labels refer to how the ingredients were grown and processed — but what do those labels really mean?
The 12 Environmentalists Everyone Should Know
Environmentalists have had a big impact on our lives, but most people can't name one famous environmentalist. Here is a list of 10 ecologists and environmentalists that everyone should know, including Rachel Carson, Gaylord Nelson, John Muir, David Brower, Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, Chico Mendes, Wangari Maathai, Henry David Thoreau, Julia Hill, Aldo Leopold and Edward Abbey.
How Much Do You Know about the History of the...
What is the green movement? The story of the environmental movement and conservation history is a tale of men and women who devoted their lives to protecting the natural world. Discover the early conservation movement, environmental history and the recent years of green history.
Is Organic Milk Worth the Price?
Organic milk has many advantages over regular milk, but price isn't one of them. What are the benefits of organic milk, and why is it so expensive? Compare organic milk vs regular milk, and get the facts on milk hormones and milk antibiotics.
10 Uses for Vinegar You Never Knew About
If you could invent a green-cleaning "wonder" product , it would probably end up being a lot like white
8 Reasons to Hate Christmas
I hate Christmas. But despite the millions of people who also hate xmas, we refuse to cancel Christmas. Here are 8 reasons why we should.
How Does War Affect the Environment?
The effects of war on the environment can be devastating. Impacts of war include species loss, habitat destruction and the loss of environmental protections. Discover the consequences of war with Jurgen Brauer, Carl Bruch and Geoffrey Dabelko.
7 Recycling Symbols to Know
Recycling symbols for paper, plastic and metal are explained in easy-to-understand language. Learn how to recycle by finding out what different recycling symbols mean.
Your Quickie Guide to Recycling Cardboard
Recycling cardboard should be easy, but not all cardboard and paperboard can be recycled. Get the facts on how to recycle cardboard.
Why Is Triclosan in Antibacterial Soaps?
Triclosan is found in antibacterial soaps and hundreds of other household products, including clothing, furniture, toys and furniture. Experts agree that using so-called
Get Inspired for Earth Day with These Funny and...
If you seek inspirational quotes for Earth Day, here is a compendium of nature quotes, environmental quotes and inspirational quotations that celebrate our common natural heritage.
Understanding LEED Green Building Certifications
What are LEED-certified buildings -- and are they really green? The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification means that the construction of a home or commercial building is designed to save energy, water and other resources. But are all LEED buildings really green? Many architects and contractors say no.
How to Start Phasing Plastic Out of the Kitchen
It’s no secret that plastics emit and leach some pretty harmful chemicals. Here are a few tips to help reduce exposure in the kitchen!
The 8 Best Benefits of Building Green
Why do people build green buildings? There are many benefits to green sustainable architecture. Construction costs may or may not be higher, but energy efficiency and water conservation mean green buildings and sustainable architecture are actually cheaper -- in the short run and the long run. Get the facts on green building benefits.
The Importance of Encouraging Children to Enjoy...
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A Guide to Plastic Recycling
Much of our modern world is made of plastic, which means recycling plastic is more important than ever. But how do you recycle plastic, and what do plastic recycling numbers mean? Here's some guidance on recycling plastic bottles, bags, containers and other items made of plastic.
Photos of the World's Oldest, Tallest, and...
Where is the largest tree in the world? But is it also the world's tallest tree? How big is the biggest tree on Earth? And how old is the world's oldest tree? Discover these and many other magnificent heritage trees in this list of some of the greatest trees alive today.
Should You Buy an Air Purifier?
If you're looking for an air purifier to clean impurities like smoke, pollen, dust, mold and pet dander from the air in your home, what should you look for? Or do air purifiers work? Here's some advice for clearing up the air you breathe with an air filter.
Natural Ways to Help Improve Eczema
Natural treatment begins with detoxification. Reducing stress and consuming a healthy diet are important parts of healing skin conditions.
The Dirt on Fracking: 11 Common Questions...
What is fracking? Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a method of extracting natural gas from deep underground. But how safe is fracking, and what are the potential risks?
How to Change a Thermostat
Change a thermostat to a programmable thermostat and save hundreds of dollars each year in lower energy bills. It's easy to install a thermostat to save energy - and money - today. Page 2.
What Is DDT?
DDT is a controversial chemical compound used as a pesticide, and though it's effective at fighting malaria and other insect-born diseases, DDT has been banned in many countries including the United States. Find out more about the history and the effects of DDT.
The New Wave: Shipping Container Homes
Shipping container homes have captured the imagination of architects and residents alike. Creative builders are crafting beautiful, elegant shipping container architecture made of ISBU blocks.
The Right Way to Dispose of Motor Oil
When it's time to dispose of oil, where do you take it? Knowing where and how to dispose of used motor oil can save a lot of time - and save the environment. Most people don't know that motor oil recycling is an option, yet recycled oil can be reused over and over with no drop in oil quality.
How to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste
One of the scariest parts of house cleaning is disposing of household hazardous waste -- the old paint, bug spray, motor oil and other hazardous waste materials that are found in every garage and kitchen. Here's how to dispose of hazardous wastes the safe and easy way.
Let's Talk About VOC-Containing Paint
What is a volatile organic compound, or VOC? VOCs are found in a number of products including paint. There are eco-friendly paint products, including low-VOC paint and no-VOC paint and painting supplies.
How Safe Is Roundup?
Roundup, made by Monsanto, is a widely used weed killer. But questions about the safety of Roundup and its ingredients, namely glyphosate and POEA, continue to plague the herbicide.
The Causes and Effects of Acid Rain
Acid rain has emerged as one of the most important green issues of our time. But what causes acid rain, and what are the effects of acid rain?
6 Tips for Natural Pest Control
Natural pest control is safer, and often more effective, than chemical pesticides at managing the bugs that want to share your home. There are safe, natural practices that will keep you healthy and keep your home free from insects and other pests.
What Is a Greenhouse Gas?
What is a greenhouse gas? Discover the link between greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, the Earth's greenhouse effect, and how GHG can influence global warming and climate change. Change your green house gas output.
Get the Facts on Organic and Free-Range Eggs
Organic eggs are different from free-range eggs. Organic eggs must meet specific USDA standards for feed, antibiotic use and other criteria. But what about cage-free eggs, vegetarian eggs and so-called natural eggs? Get the facts on egg grading.
How to Compost: 7 Easy Steps
Discover how to compost in this easy, one-page step-by-step guide to composting. From selecting the right bin to turning the compost, you'll see how easy composting is.
Briefing: Barrier Islands Under Siege
Barrier islands are a critical part of the coastal ecosystem that protects seafront property, but coastal erosion, commercial development and other threats may remove these defenses, leaving shorelines vulnerable to storms.
EPA, MPG and You
EPA gas mileage ratings are an industry benchmark, but few understand how fuel economy numbers are derived. Get the facts on the EPA, MPG and fuel-efficient cars and trucks.
Beached Whales and Sonar: What's the Link?
Beached whales and sonar - what's the link? New research has found a disturbing connection between whale beaching and sonar used by navies to track submarines.
Green Bullets: Hunting with Lead-Free Ammunition
The U.S. military is switching to non-lead ammunition to reduce the risk of lead poisoning. Many hunters, too, are switching to lead-free ammo, green ammo or green bullets.
Green Your Feminine Care Routine
Most women are familiar with typical feminine hygiene products, but they might be surprised to learn what's in them — thankfully, there is a better way.
The Life of Julia Hill
Julia Hill, a.k.a. Julia Butterfly Hill, is among the most interesting environmentalists active today. Best known for spending over two years high in the branches of a redwood tree named Luna, Julia Hill remains active in environmental and social causes.
Going to a Green School: The Green College List
green schools, green college. Green Living.
Would You Ever Live in a Micro-House?
Living in a tiny house might sound difficult, but people who have joined the micro-house movement consistently describe their mini-homes as more liberating than confining. Is a mini-home - like those offered by Tumbleweed Tiny House Company - in your future?
Indoor Plants and Indoor Air Quality
Do indoor plants purify air? Several studies support the popular notion that indoor air quality is improved with phytoremediation from indoor house plants. Fight indoor air pollution with houseplants.
Briefing: Transparent Solar Cells
Yang Yang of the California NanoSystems Institute, or CNSI, is leading a team that has created a transparent polymer solar cell that can be applied to windows. The technology has the potential to revolutionize solar energy.
Organic vs Inorganic: Food Fight!
Organic vs inorganic - which is the better produce? Organic fruit and organic vegetables are grown under the watchful eye of the USDA organic program. But what makes organic fruit different, and are organic vegetables safer or healthier to eat?
Organic Food: Worth the Cost?
What is organic food, and is it worth paying more for USDA-certified organic products? There are many green benefits to sustainable farms, but organic foods can still be junk food.
Has MillerCoors Gone Green?
MillerCoors, owner of the largest single brewery in America, has gone green. The Golden, Colo., brewery is now landfill-free,
6 Tips for Eco-Friendly Home Decor
We have come up with the top six green home decorating ideas that are easy, affordable and at the same time, less harmful for the environment!
Try Homemade Dish Detergent
For clean, sparkling dishes and glasses, try a natural, homemade dish detergent that's safe for you and the environment. Washing your dishes doesn't have to dirty the environment with homemade dishwasher detergent.
The Great Garbage Patch: It's Alive!
The oceans of the world are hosting several garbage patches, and it now appears that each garbage patch contains a vast ecosystem of microbes, including disease-carrying Vibrio bacteria.
Briefing: Radon Risk
A radon map reveals the areas where radon risk is highest. Learn how radon can affect your health.
Briefing: R-Value and Insulation
What is an R-value? If you're installing insulation, or insulating any structure, understanding the different r-values for foam, rolls and loose insulation is critical to project success.
Can Hunting be Good for the Environment?
There are many benefits of hunting, including population control of wildlife. And new endeavors like green hunting and green safaris are opening up the sport of hunting to new enthusiasts.
Money Saving Tips for a Greener Household
The key to green living is creative ingenuity. Once you get started you’ll find no end of money saving, green living ways to improve your life!
What is Arsenic?
Arsenic is commonly found in water, soil and foods -- but is it safe? Get the facts on arsenic in juice, rice and other food.
Water Conservation Begins at Home
Water conservation is an easy way to save money while helping to conserve a precious resource. Discover how to reduce your water bill and conserve water with easy-to-install fixtures and appliances. Sink faucets, toilets, showers and outdoor yard watering can be more water-conserving with these tips.
Advantages of Wind Turbines
Advantages of Wind Turbines. Green Living.
Tire Recycling: Let's Burn Some Rubber!
Tire recycling has a number of environmental benefits, but it's not as widely practiced as it could be. Recycled tires can be reused in a number of different ways, from playground mats to planters to tire-derived fuel. Here's everything you need to know about recycled tires and tyre recycling.
Should You Blast the AC or Roll Down the Windows?
What gives your car better gas mileage: driving with your car's air conditioning on and the windows rolled up, or rolling the windows down and leaving the AC off? Look at what the experts say and learn how to improve your car's MPG on hot days -- AC or windows down.
Who Killed Chico Mendes?
Chico Mendes was an activist best known for his efforts at saving the rainforests of Brazil from logging and ranching activities. But his conservation efforts were too successful for some, and Mendes was shot and killed one night. Who killed Chico Mendes?
The Green Benefits of a Roof Garden
If you're looking for a great way to conserve energy, save money, enjoy fresh local produce and reuse wasted space, consider a roof garden. The popularity of rooftop gardens is soaring as people discover the many benefits of using formerly empty roof areas. A roof garden can be a simple or extensive, depending on how much you can invest in rooftop gardening.
8 Reasons to Love LED Lights - And 1 Reason Not...
LED lights are shining bright these days. Discover why LEDs, also known as light-emitting diodes, are being used in LED home lights and elsewhere.
How Real Is the Water Crisis?
The water crisis now gripping some parts of the world is likely to spread, and few nations are prepared for a world water crisis. Drought, water shortage and a lack of safe drinking water are among the most immediate challenges facing the world today.
Is Fair Trade a Fair Deal?
As the market for sustainable, fair trade products grows, more shops are carrying certified fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate, cotton clothing, fruits and other items. Learn about fair trade, organic and other certified sustainable goods.
Aluminum Recycling: Yes You Can
Aluminum recycling and can recycling is one of the environmental movement's great success stories. In some places, over 95% of all aluminum is recycled. But can you recycle metal items like coat hangers, steel cans, aluminum foil and other items?
What Is Soil? Get the Dirt on Dirt
What is soil? It's essential for the survival of life on Earth, but due to soil erosion, it's disappearing fast. Get the facts on soil conservation.
How to Recycle Anything
Learn how to recycle anything with this list of recycling options. Get the facts about recycling glass, plastic, cans and metal containers.
Green Cleaning with Homemade Cleaners
Ready to start green cleaning with homemade cleaners? Clean your home with the eight healthy, green cleaners listed here. From the kitchen sink to the bathroom shower and toilet, these eco-friendly natural cleaners will get the job done -- and for a lot less money.
How to Wash Your Car the Green Way
A green car wash means you don't have to waste water and send pollutants downstream. Learn how to wash your car the sustainable way with these green carwash tips.
8 Tips for Green Cleaning
Green cleaning is a smart way to clean your house the safe, non-toxic way. Take a look at these tips for cleaning your house with natural cleaners and green cleaning products from the store, or try homemade cleaners in your kitchen, bathroom and everywhere in your home.
What Is Grass-Fed Beef?
Grass-fed beef, as the name implies, comes from cows raised in grass pastures instead of raised on grain. Fans of grass-fed cattle claim it's a leaner, healthier and tastier meat, and has many environmental advantages as well, but it's different from organic meat.
Dandelions For Your Health
Thought by many to be a useless weed, dandelions are herbs, and a good source of vitamin C, potassium, iron, calcium, and protein—just to name a few!
The 10 Best Green Home Upgrades
From a safer household to just plain recycling, you'll find green upgrades to have a mixture of both low- and high-end selections for any budget.
How to Get Rid of Smells Naturally
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: The Silent Killer
Carbon monoxide - chemical formula CO - is a potentially deadly gas that's produced when a fuel is burned, including wood, gasoline, oil, plant matter or another source of combustion. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning.
The 7 Hallmarks of a Green Building
Ever wonder what makes a green building green? Sustainable building design is not just a fad, as energy efficiency, green products and safe, healthy buildings become more prominent worldwide. These seven criteria define green buildings, sustainable architecture and green homes.
What Is Biomass Energy?
What is biomass energy, and is it a practical alternative to fossil fuels and other non-renewable forms of energy? Discover the many sources of biomass energy like switchgrass, and its advantages and disadvantages as a source of renewable energy.
How to Conserve Water
If you're looking for ways to conserve water, follow these simple tips, and you'll save water in more ways than you thought possible. Water conservation is up to you.
How to Have a Green Christmas
Looking for ways to have a green Christmas this year? Make your holiday green with these tips on green gifts, sustainable travel, homemade decorations and more.
Briefing: Eutrophication and Algal Blooms
What causes eutrophication and algal blooms, and how does it result in hypoxia? Get the facts on this worldwide environmental problem.
Let's Talk About Straw Bale Homes
Straw bale homes have been around for hundreds of years, but are now back on the green radar as a smart way to build sustainable homes and green buildings. Architects, contractors, designers and home owners are looking at strawbale houses for their great energy-saving potential and soundproofing, as well as the speed and ease of straw bale construction.
Honeywell Quietclean Air Purifier: a Review
The Honeywell Air Purifier has a built-in, permanent air filter that can be removed for cleaning. Though it's not a HEPA-type air purifier and it emits ozone (a potentially hazardous gas), the Honeywell QuietClean Air Purifier is Energy Star certified.
Who Was John Muir?
John Muir was one of the most influential environmentalists in America, if not the world. His writings and activism inspired a generation of conservationists -- from presidents to Boy Scouts -- yet he's largely unknown today. Who was John Muir, and how did he further the cause of environmental preservation?
Deforestation: A World Destroyed
Deforestation and clear cutting of forests is a serious environmental crisis, especially tropical deforestation. Discover the hazards of clearcutting and its relationship to climate change.
Nuclear Power, Pros and Cons
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10 Tips to Green Your Holidays
From gifting to decor, meals to holiday travel. Expert Erika Diamond shares her tips to help you have a more sustainable holiday.
8 Great Reasons to Compost
Are you ready to start composting? Here are 8 good reasons why compost is a good idea. Discover the many benefits of composting.
Was Theodore Roosevelt an Environmentalist?
Theodore Roosevelt was more than America's 26th president -- he was also a Nobel Prize winner, a soldier and big-game hunter, and an ardent environmentalist who founded many of our national parks. Find out more in this biography of Teddy Roosevelt.
Discover Organic and Natural Dog Nutrition
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Briefing: The Farm-to-Fork Movement
The farm-to-fork movement - sometimes called farm to table or farm to market - is actually a return to an older, more traditional way of getting food on your plate. From the farm or ranch to homes, businesses and farm-to-table restaurants, get the facts on this foodie revolution.
13 Free Natural & Earthy Fonts
Inspired by green living, or just a happy coincidence — these fonts range from beautiful to versatile, whimsical to elegant.
The Windy City Discovers Wind Power
Around the world, wind turbines are demonstrating the advantages of wind power. Discover why Chicago has taken a leadership position in wind energy development.
7 Important Earth Day Facts
Looking for Earth Day facts? Here is a brief list of facts about Earth Day, including links to Earth Day quotes, activities for kids, local and regional events, as well as games, songs and poems, and other great ways to celebrate Earth Day.
Rachel Carson and Silent Spring
Rachel Carson is often credited with starting the modern environmental movement through her book Silent Spring. What was it about Silent Spring that made it such an environmental classic? Find out in this biography of Rachel Carson and a synopsis of Silent Spring.
What Are Genetically Modified Foods?
Many people don't realize that the food they're buying and eating may be genetically modified foods, or GMO foods. What exactly are genetically engineered foods, and are they safe to eat?
What Is the Paleo Diet?
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Rain Water Harvesting with a Rain Barrel
A rain barrel is an ideal rain water harvesting system. But what should you look for in a rain barrel? And what can you safely do with stored rain water? Discover the facts about rain water harvesting with a rain barrel.
How to Save Energy: 12 Steps
Here are 12 easy tips for how to save energy. From your car to your dinner table, oil and other petroleum products have taken hold of every aspect of our lives, but you can easily loosen oil's grip on your existence by saving energy while saving money, too.
Let's Talk About Climate Change
Climate change and global warming are hot topics, and getting hotter every day. Here's a brief conversation about the facts on greenhouse gases, politics like the Kyoto Protocol, and your carbon footprint.
Meet the EPA
America's EPA - the Environmental Protection Agency - was created in 1970 during the environmental movement's early years of progress. The history of the US EPA is one of environmental protection, marked by environmental impact assessments and the agency's famed MPG evaluations, as well as immense political controversy. Learn more about the mission of the USEPA and its role in environmental protection.
Environmental Protection Under Attack
Environmental protection is under attack from a number of enemies -- business, government, lobbyists and citizens. Discover why environmental regulations are so important, for your health as well as the economy.
The Science of Natural Beauty
Natural beauty and skin care products are becoming more popular as consumers look for safe, healthy lotions, shampoo, perfume and other beauty products. Some have few if any synthetic ingredients, and a few are certified organic products.
Get the Facts on Recycling Electronics
Recycling electronics isn't as easy as it should be, but with the amount of heavy metals and other hazardous components in TV sets, computers, cell phones, monitors and other electronic devices, it's important to get the facts on how to recycle electronics and other e-waste.
How To Naturally Treat Tough Stains
There are great methods that can help you remove stubborn stains, without resorting to toxic products.
10 Easy Ways to Save On Organic Foods
There are many reasons to buy organic and as many ways to do it. These tips will help you cut spending while keeping GMOs and toxins out.
A Brief Chat About Phthalates
What is a phthalate and why should you worry about phthalates? These chemicals are found in many household products like toys and baby bottles, and are endocrine disruptors that may be affecting your family's health.
Free-Range Chicken: What the Cluck?
What is free-range chicken, and is it better, safer or more nutritious than regular or organic chicken? Get the facts on freerange chicken.
All About Battery Recycling
Battery recycling is one of the most successful recycling efforts in the world. About 98 percent of car batteries are recycled. Get the facts on how to recycle batteries.
The Sierra Club: 'Make the Mountains Glad'
The Sierra Club is one of the world's oldest and most influential environmental groups. Learn more about the history and the mission of the Sierra Club and its founder, John Muir.
LED Christmas Lights: A Bright Idea
LED Christmas lights are not only safer than older incandescent lights, but these indoor and outdoor Christmas lights use a lot less energy. Decorate your home this holiday with LED lights on your Christmas tree, holiday wreaths and other seasonal decorations for big energy savings this season.
Your 2013 Calendar of Green Holidays
Looking for a calendar of green holidays or an environmental holiday calendar? Whether you're looking for Earth Day, Arbor Day, the vernal equinox or some other event, here's a green calendar of environmental events and celebrations for 2013.
Best Organic Food Buys
Organic food can be a little more costly, so look for the best organic food buys whenever possible, courtesy of the Environmental Working Group, or EWG.
Winterize Your Home to Save Energy
There are many ways to winterize your home to save energy and money, but these few tips are easy enough for anyone to do and cost next to nothing. Lower your energy bills by performing home energy audits, using free solar energy, and spending a few dollars on simple items like draft snakes to save hundreds in home heating bills.
10 Ways to Improve Your Gas Mileage
Looking for tips to improve the gas mileage of your car? Your car's fuel consumption can be improved by following some simple tips. Discover how to save gas today and get a better MPG tomorrow.
Tips for Saving Electricity and Cooling Your Home
Keep your cool in the summer heat while saving electricity and lowering your AC bills with this advice from the EPA. Set your thermostat at a comfortable level while saving energy and money.
Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day
Gaylord Nelson was the founder of Earth Day, yet his name is largely unknown outside his native Wisconsin. Discover the history of Earth Day and its founder, Senator Gaylord Nelson.
Who Makes the Best Natural Sunscreen?
Natural sunscreen with SPF -- what's the best one to protect you and your baby's sensitive skin, according to the EWG, or Environmental Working Group? Is it Coppertone, Soleo, Blue Lizard, Mustela or another? Find tips on how to buy and use fragrance-free, organic sunblock.
Why Are Frogs and Toads Disappearing?
Frogs, toads and other amphibians are in decline worldwide, and many amphibians may disappear from areas where they were once plentiful. Why are populations of endangered frogs declining and amphibians disappearing?
The Micro-Apartment is Huge in New York
The micro-apartment is suddenly huge - unless you can do better, which isn't often the case in crowded cities like New York and Tokyo. Check out these new micro-apartments supported by Mayor Bloomberg, part of the burgeoning tiny house movement.
DEET vs. Natural Insect Repellents
Many natural insect repellents claim to repel bugs as well as DEET. But how effective is a natural repellent made of green ingredients like lemon eucalyptus oil, picaridin or IR3535?
How to Live With No Car
Life with no car sounds un-American, but millions of people are finding that an auto-free lifestyle liberates them. From sexy electric motorcycles to use public transportation to good ol' walking, the alternatives to driving a car can be really sweet.
8 Great Earth Day Activities for Kids
Looking for Earth Day activities for kids? Earthday art projects, green games, crafts and other ideas will help children celebrate our Earth.
Edward Abbey and Earth First!
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5 Tips for Green Christmas Decorations
Call it Christmas or Green Xmas, decorations are a big part of holiday celebrations. Go green this Christmas with your Christmas tree, Christmas lights, and Christmas decorations.
Let's Talk About Indoor Pollutants
Indoor air quality is affected by asbestos, radon, carbon monoxide, mold and other kinds of indoor pollutants. Get the facts on air quality and health, sick building syndrome, healthy ventilation and indoor air pollution.
The Glass Recycling Process
Glass recycling reduces the energy needed to create glass bottles, jars and other glass objects. Get the facts on the glass recycling process, find where to recycle glass, and learn how glass recycling is good for you and the environment.
A Brief Chat About Renewable Energy
Renewable energy describes several different sources of energy, from solar power to geothermal heat pumps. Discover how clean energy is transforming the intersection of environmental policy and energy economics worldwide.
8 Easy Ways to Go Green
If you're looking for simple ways to go green, these 8 ideas will help to make it easy, fun and economical to start green living. Live green today with these steps on how to be greener.
Should You Boycott BP Over the BP Oil Spill?
Should you boycott BP? Millions of consumers are considering a boycott of the troubled oil and gas company over the BP oil spill. But what, if anything, will a boycott of BP accomplish? What else can you do to protest the BP oil spill?
Briefing: The Greenhouse Effect
Take a look at how the greenhouse effect makes life on the planet possible, and how it also contributes to global warming and climate change. Discover how the green house effect works.
Hot Drinks: Natural Tea and Organic Tea
The market for natural tea and organic tea is growing as fast as the demand for other organic foods. But what exactly makes it a natural, organic or fair trade tea?
Calamities: The 7 Worst Man-Made Disasters in...
Natural calamities can be terrible, but when you remember that man-made disasters are preventable, we humans don't come out looking so smart. This list of accidents and catastrophes, from Chernobyl to Bhopal to Fukushima, highlights the worst manmade disasters in history.
Craft Beer and Organic Beer: Get Hoppy
Craft beer and organic beer were once niche products, but sales of these suds have skyrocketed in recent years. What makes a beer organic, and is organic beer the same as natural beer?
How Safe Is Plastic in a Microwave?
We all put plastic in the microwave, but is it safe to microwave plastic? And can BPA or phthalates make you sick? The answer may surprise you.
What Is a CFL?
What is a CFL, and how do compact fluorescent lamps save money? Read this definition of CFLs and learn about the benefits and risks of CFL lighting.
Let's Chat About Agribusiness and the Factory...
The environmental impact of the factory farm and big agribusiness cannot be denied. Though there are some advantages to factory farms, concentrated animal feed lots, or CAFOs, have horrific environmental impacts.
What Is BPA?
Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical compound found in plastic baby bottles, canned foods, water bottles and many other common consumer products. BPA is suspected to be an endocrine disruptor, or hormone disruptor, a type of compound linked to birth defects.
Does LEED Really Work?
The LEED certification process has come under fire for not doing enough to encourage the construction of green buildings. What has the U.S. Green Building Council, or USGBC, done to address them?
What Is Vegan Wine?
What is vegan wine and vegetarian wine? You could be forgiven for thinking all wines are free of animal products, but that's actually not the case. Vegan wines differ in their use of finings, products used to make the wine clear.
What Is Compost Tea?
Compost tea is a great way to help your garden plants thrive, and this simple compost tea recipe requires only a few supplies and ingredients.
8 Easy Ways to Have a Green Bathroom
Looking to go green in your bathroom? You can have a green bathroom with these easy ways to save water and energy. Your shower, your toilet and your sink can all be eco-bathroom fixtures. You'll lower your water and electric bills, too, with these green bathroom ideas.
Methylmercury and Mercury Facts
Mercury is an element that's found worldwide, in the air, in water, and in plant and animal tissue. A form of mercury called methylmercury is a very hazardous compound that causes what's commonly known as mercury poisoning. Get the facts on mercury and methylmercury, and discover how to prevent mercury poisoning.
What Is Organic Beef?
What is organic beef, and is this so-called green beef also healthy beef? Organic beef is not the same as grass-fed beef or pasture-fed meat, and there's no consensus on what constitutes healthy beef.
What to Compost - and What Not to Compost
If you're wondering what to compost, and what items are not safe for your composting bin, look no further. This list of EPA-approved composting materials will help you sort out what should and should not be put in your compost.
How to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
If you're wondering how to reduce greenhouse gases that are contributing to global warming and climate change, here is a list of easy ways to reduce greenhouse gas levels.
Treat Yourself: Homemade Personal Care from...
With these all-natural, homemade recipes, not only will you be looking and feeling good, you'll also be saving a ton of money while staying healthy!
Public Transportation: 8 Reasons People Hate It
Why do Americans hate public transportation so much? There are several reasons, many based on mass transit funding cuts. What's your beef about public transit and mass transportation?
Meet the True Green Hollywood Celebrities
Green Hollywood celebrities aren't all Tinseltown talk -- some, like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ed Norton, Ed Begley, Jr., Robert Redford, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz actually walk the walk. Nature Conservancy. Page 2.
What Is Sick Building Syndrome?
Sick building syndrome describes a range of health problems that can occur to occupants of a particular home or office building. Sick building is usually brought on by indoor air pollutants like mold, radon, smoke or other types of indoor pollution.
The Life of Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai was an environmental leader and an activist for human rights. Founder of Africa's Green Belt Movement, Maathai was awarded the Nobel Prize for her efforts on behalf of the natural world and the people of Africa. Here's a bio of Wangari Maathai.
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