Behind the Greens


  • Flora, Fauna and the Deep Blue Sea: Bermuda Works to Recreate its Natural Past
    It is peaceful on Nonsuch Island, a 14-acre nature preserve at the eastern entrance to Bermuda's Castle Harbor. Migratory songbirds flit through canopy trees, their calls disturbed only by the distant and distinctly incongruous whine from a motorcycle track on the mainland. With its Bermuda palmetto, olivewood and cedar forests, scuttling Sally Lightfoot crabs and nesting Bermuda petrel seabirds just offshore, the island represents a rare opportunity to experience Bermuda as its first visitors saw it.


  • Shelter from the Storm
    Green investment still carries uncertainty, but there are a lot more established green companies to choose from.


  • How Sweet it Is
    Americans are sweet on sugar--that's no big news. What is surprising, however, is the size of our sweet tooth. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey found that the average American polishes off the equivalent of 160 pounds of sugar a year.


  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    Wood Stove Pollution is a Burning Issue Before tossing those aromatic wood chips on the barbecue, using the fireplace to celebrate that first brisk fall day or lighting a campfire in the great out-of-doors, you might want to consider this: Wood smoke can literally take your breath away. Wood smoke kills, health officials say, because […]


  • For the Birds
    Jane Alexander is best known for her on-screen and on-stage performances. She has won two Emmys, a Tony Award (for The Great White Hope) and has been nominated for four Academy Awards. Though she has made her name in films like Kramer vs. Kramer, All the President’s Men, The Cider House Rules and The Ring, […]


  • Know Thy Garden
    No natural pest- and weed-prevention methods are perfect (although flame weeders sure look fun). But keeping your garden healthy is the place to start.


  • Entertaining, Eco Style
    Springtime picks, from super shave creams to natural Play-Doh to drinking glasses made from beer bottles to a spicy organic liquor. In the book aisle: what's wrong with animal farms, a sea story and simple nature discoveries.