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Amazing Uses for Coffee Grounds
Coffee grounds are one of those things that you'll want to reuse because they have so many great uses. Here are just a few to get you started!
18 Things You Should Never Throw Away
Not all trash is treasure, but we're pretty sure that these ideas will help save you time, sanity, and maybe a few other things too.
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.
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.
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
9 Things You Should Never Buy Again
We're always feeling the pressure to buy, but we think that these are a few items you can skip!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing Uses for Citrus Peels
Citrus peels have a lovely aroma, and if you've ever peeled one you know they contain a lot of oils. Here are a few ideas to harvest that goodness!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 Homemade Detox Drinks For Weight Loss
These five drinks can go a long way in helping you achieve your weight loss goals while eliminating toxic substances from your body at the same time.
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.
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.
13 Free Natural & Earthy Fonts
Inspired by green living, or just a happy coincidence — these fonts range from beautiful to versatile, whimsical to elegant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Going to a Green School: The Green College List
green schools, green college. Green Living.
Has MillerCoors Gone Green?
MillerCoors, owner of the largest single brewery in America, has gone green. The Golden, Colo., brewery is now landfill-free,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
10 Most Effective Eco-Friendly Home Cleaners
When it comes to delivering a big eco-friendly bang for your buck, these 10 cleaners are most effective.
Briefing: Radon Risk
A radon map reveals the areas where radon risk is highest. Learn how radon can affect your health.
Plastic in Microwave | Is it Safe to 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
VOC - Volatile Organic Compound in 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.
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.
How to Set Up a Recycling Station at Home
Recycling stations don't have to be dull and dirty. Get creative and you may just find that it's easier than you think!
Organic Gardening Tips for Effective Pest Control
In the battle with pests, you may need to use all that the nature has to offer. These tips can help as you winterize and plan next season's garden.
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.
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 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?
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.
How to Get Rid of Smells Naturally
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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.
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.
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.
Advantages of Wind Turbines
Advantages of Wind Turbines. Green Living.
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.
Menstrual Cup 101
In recent years, they have gone from hippie craze to mainstream topic and feminist obsession. Here's a look at the benefits of the menstrual cup.
Green Cleaning - 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 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.
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.
Dispose of Medication the Safe Way
The safe way to dispose of medication doesn't mean flushing drugs down the toilet, where they'll pollute groundwater and drinking water supplies. But what is the safest way to dispose of drugs?
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.
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?
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 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.
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?
5 DIY Home Remedies for a Healthy Glow
Give DIY beauty a shot -- you will love the results and how much money you can save in the process!
Nuclear Power, Pros and Cons
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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?
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?
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.
The Hidden Dangers of Eyelash Extensions
While wearing eyelash extensions may seem great, there are hidden dangers to consider before giving them a try.
Discover Organic and Natural Dog Nutrition
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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.
Grow These 3 Healing Herbs to Keep the Doctor...
Herbs are not only fun to grow at home, but also come with many health benefits. Learn how these three power herbs can get you started!
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.
Green Car Wash | How to Wash Your Car
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.
12 Easy Tips for Saving Water at Home
Water treatment requires a lot of resources (and your budget) but these tips can help you reduce the amount of water you consume… simply!
Eco-Friendly House Cleaning Tips
You get a lot back from going green, even if it doesn't seem so at first. There are even more benefits than you think.
10 Great Laundry Detergent DIY Recipes
Making your own detergent is a great way to save money and keep toxic chemicals and skin irritants off of your body. Give these great recipes a try!
How to Make Homemade Weed Killers
You don’t have to poison your lawn in order to achieve a beautiful, weed free yard. A few basic ingredients is all you need to curb weeds—naturally.
Vinegar: What is it good for?
That bottle of vinegar in the cupboard may actually be more versatile and useful than you think. Here are some uses for in and out of the kitchen!
Step by Step Guide to Maintain Your Home...
Proper insulation and the optimal heating solution for your home or business can help save big money and start keeping everybody warm for the long haul!
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 Is a Xeriscape?
Xeriscape is a type of landscape design that emphasizes the beauty of drought-tolerant plants that need less water to thrive. But what does xeriscaping look like, and is a xeriscape landscape design a good idea for places like Florida, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and California?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing Homemade Laundry Detergents
Home-made laundry detergents are a great way to save money and keep your family and home environment toxin free.
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.
How To Naturally Treat Tough Stains
There are great methods that can help you remove stubborn stains, without resorting to toxic products.
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
How to Make Your Own Homemade Herbal Shampoo
Commercial shampoos often contain questionable ingredients which may not be good for your scalp, but making your own is easy and tailored for you!
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.
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.
Lead: The Useful Toxin
Lead has been used for thousands of years, but that usefulness comes at a price: lead poisoning, or plumbism. Get the facts about lead, Pb.
Rain Water Harvesting with Algreen's Rain Barrel
A rain barrel is a great idea for rain water harvesting. This review of Algreen Product's rain water harvesting system includes information on rain water storage and a user's review of an Algreen rain barrel.
Sustainable Changes for a Fruitful New Year
Resolutions to recycle more or to keep a plant alive can be both great lifestyle changes and resolution... they may even save you some green!
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.
Zero Energy
Zero-energy buildings and net-zero homes are the next wave of architecture, since they are free of heating, cooling, electrical and other energy costs. Find out what makes a home or office a net zero energy building.
What Is a GMO?
A genetically modified organism, or GMO, is a living organism whose DNA has been fundamentally altered through genetic engineering. How safe are GMO crops and foods, and what are the social, legal and environmental issues surrounding GMO research?
Cooking Without Nonstick Coatings & Plastics
Switching up your kitchen routines may seem like a chore but it's easier than you thing -- plus it's well worth the effort!
Cleaning a Broken CFL Light Bulb
Got a broken compact fluorescent bulb in your house. Safely cleaning up a broken CFL bulb isn't as easy as sweeping it into the trash - especially if you have children or pets. Find out how to make CFL cleanup a safe task, and make sure your cleanup doesn't endanger your family.
Is USDA Organic Beef Green 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.
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?
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.
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.
Energy Crisis: The OPEC Oil Embargo
The worst energy crisis the world has seen (so far) was the OPEC oil embargo. Also known as the 1973 oil crisis, the shutoff of Mideast oil devastated the economy of the Western world and demonstrated our crippling vulnerability to oil.
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.
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.
Is Bamboo Green?
A sustainable bamboo floor has the look and hardness of a hardwood floor, with the reputation of being a sustainable, green flooring option. But is bamboo green when used as flooring or other uses?
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.
Watt’s Up With Energy-Saving Light Bulbs?
Energy-saving light bulbs can save consumers money and provide good-quality light. With halogens, CFLs, LEDs, OLEDs, and incandescent bulbs available, what are the best options for energy-efficient lights?
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.
7 Surprising Health Benefits of Hummus
The ingredients contained in hummus are plant based, whole and unprocessed. Just a few reasons why it's an excellent choice to support wellness.
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.
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.
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.
Briefing: What Is Formaldehyde?
What is formaldehyde, and what are its risks? Get the facts on methanal, on formaldehyde safety and the compound's link to cancer.
Plant a Wind Break to Save Energy
How can a tree help you save energy? A wind break or even a single shade tree, if planted in the right place, can greatly reduce your home's electric bills. Learn how wind breaks and shade trees can save energy while beautifying your home.
How to Build Your Own Solar Powered Water Still
What do you do if your water supply is contaminated or suffering from serious drought? One easy solution is to build your own solar powered still.
Edward Abbey and Earth First!
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Could You Live in a "Tiny House"
Tiny houses are sweeping the nation and captivating the imagination, but do you think that you could live in one?
Make Your Own Vertical Farm
Green walls and vertical farms are as old as the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon, but architects, building managers and urban gardeners are taking a new look at an old idea. Discover the benefits of green walls, vertical gardens and vertical farming.
Briefing: Blue-Green Algae and Health Risks
Toxic blue-green algae can make people sick and can kill dogs and other animals. Several states have issues warnings about HABs, or harmful algal blooms, for summer. Get the facts on toxic algae blooms and cyanobacteria.
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?
14 Inspired Ways to Reuse Mason Jars
There are countless uses for jars, but here are just a few ideas to get you looking at this humble kitchen staple in a new light.
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.
Briefing: ICF Construction
An ICF building has exterior walls made with blocks of hollow foam. These ICFs, or insulating concrete forms, form a wall with a higher R-value than standard wood frame construction, and manufacturers like ECO-Block have made ICF construction a model of energy efficiency.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A Brief Chat About Exotic Pets
The international trade in exotic pets and exotic animals is a multi-billion dollar industry that's threatening to wipe out populations of endangered species worldwide. Why do people want exotic animal pets, and what happens to exotic pet animals when they're imported into a foreign country?
The Buzz on Organic Coffee
Organic coffee - what makes it different? Learn about fair trade coffee, shade-grown coffee and bird-friendly coffee, so you can relax and enjoy your next cup o' joe.
9 Fabulous Uses & Benefits of Lemon Peels
Hang on to those lemon peels! From whole body wellness to basic housekeeping, lemon peels are certainly handy to keep around.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Woody Biomass: Using Wood as Fuel
Woody biomass is an ancient way to use plant matter as fuel, and wood is again becoming a popular energy source. Wood pellets, firewood and other plant materials are used for heat in many homes and businesses, and woody biomass is used for heat and energy in many businesses and institutions. Discover other facts about wood fuel and woody biomass as a source of energy.
Gas Mileage | How to Save Gas
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.
Plastic Bags | Ban Plastic Bags
Should we ban plastic bags? A number of communities already have, while others have proposed a tax on the use of plastic bags.
Make a Gift Donation to an Environmental...
This holiday season, give a gift donation to an environmental organization. It's also a great birthday, bar/bat mitzvah or wedding gift. Charitable giving to environmental groups or green causes is a very thoughtful gift to your loved one, as well as to the Earth.
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.
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.

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