These days, no matter where you live, you can recycle a wide range of discards—aseptic juice packages, printer cartridges, ordinary batteries, iPods, PDAs, and even cell phones.
The fight over America’s three remaining horse slaughterhouses has developed into back-and-forth, high-stakes brinksmanship, featuring name calling, Congressional action, outraged city halls and last-minute judicial rulings. Although public opinion and the organized might of the animal welfare and animal rights communities oppose them, the plants—two in Texas, one in Illinois—were still open for business at presstime.
The Killing Floor Three Slaughterhouses Marked the End of the Road for 88,000 American Horses in 2005. But It's Europeans Who Are Eating the Meat.
Horse slaughter plants in Texas and Illinois killed 88,000 horses last year. The future for this lucrative export business remains uncertain, however, as a high-stakes battle over the future of the three remaining plants plays out in courtrooms and the Congress.
These days, I’ve found love in the bounty of the seasons. Fresh corn snapped from the stalk
dark baby kale, nipped by winter frosts
raspberries in the morning sun, plucked right from the vine…new potatoes, freshly unearthed, coddled with a bit of butter
snow peas so pale in the early spring light they break your heart.
Replacing dire warnings about fire and brimstone after death with a call for immediate action on global warming right here and now, 85 evangelical leaders proclaimed, "This is God’s world, and any damage that we do to God’s world is an offense against God himself." It was a jolt from President Bush’s own "base."
Looking for a fun way to get someone started on the path to greater environmental responsibility? Get them Go GreenGift, an eco-starter kit that makes change easy for people by supplying them with household items to conserve energy, organic foods and natural body-care products.
The marshlands on the Connecticut coast are alive with
parakeets? Yes, green monk parakeets from South America have found there way to more than a dozen states, and in some places they’ve run afoul of utility power lines.
Even if you have shunned the big, pricey Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in favor of a discounted competitor, you may not realize that you can have low prices and a greener Internet experience.
During summer break, many college students spend their free time working at fast food joints or hanging out with friends. But University of Texas student Amanda Cuellar spent last summer doing much-needed development work in Mexico, working with Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW).
The late spring and early fall "off season" are lovely times to visit Cape Cod, whether you stay at a large hotel, a bed and breakfast, or one of the many (but pricey) rental properties.
Backpackers take note: New developments in eco-hostelling are providing rucksack-toting travelers with environmentally friendly alternatives to the typical budget flophouse. The Minneapolis EcoHostel opened last year as a comfy guesthouse in the heart of Minnesota’s Twin Cities.
While financial advisors have been around about as long as money itself, a new breed of so-called “green”practitioners is focusing on helping clients grow their personal nest eggs while contributing to the achievement of larger social and environmental goals.
The lure of catching wildlife on camera may save Texas Hill Country ranchers" way of life, not to mention disappearing open spaces. Instead of shooting deer with a rifle, people are paying money for a chance at shooting wildlife on film.
I knew my future husband, Mike, a passionate environmentalist, was different the first time I saw the giant, black plastic-covered pillbox he called home. It was a passive solar geodesic dome home in the early stages of construction.
From November to April, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to whale-watching excursions in the Hawai`ian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Few of these visitors realize that their boats are dumping sewage directly into the sanctuary.
Don’t Pan-ic! New Non-Stick Cookware Alternatives Safer and Easy to Clean Searching for the Safest Cookware
Tried-and-true alternatives to Teflon non-stick cookware might go a long way toward easing the conscience of the cook in your house.
Dentistry is the third-leading user of mercury in the United States economy and is the largest source of mercury pollution in wastewater.
Scientists continue to investigate the role of predatory carnivores as an indispensable element in the “green world hypothesis.”
More and more animal diseases are “jumping” the species barrier to infect human beings, and the avian influenza strain H5N1 is no exception. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), since 2003, 170 people have contracted avian influenza H5N1, 90 of whom have died.
Pedal-powered “pedicabs” are pollution free and a positive alternative to regular taxicabs for short-distance urban travel, but they aren’t always welcomed with open arms.
All the hype about New Zealand being clean and green: is it exaggerated? New Zealand is touted internationally as one of the most breathtaking places to visit and a conservation leader. But the truth, say the country’s environmental leaders,
Although traditional corn-based ethanol has a loyal constituency in farm states, support for bio-ethanol, also known as cellulosic ethanol, is growing.
When you hear horse enthusiasts, racers and breeders arguing that slaughter is a better option than other "disposal" methods for when their equine charges are old and tired, it becomes evident that the horse trade is yet another human enterprise driven by profits and with no good answer for what to do when its "product" has outlived its usefulness.