Across the country, parents are demanding new curbs on so-called “polluted schools’ that are built on contaminated land…
The Project School in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one example of redevelopment done right…
Chicago’s Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), was formed in 1998 to voice concerns about lead dust at a local elementary school…
Sculptor Aurora Robson shares insight into how she transforms plastic waste into things of beauty.
The Imagined Future A review of 2030: Technology That Will Change the World by Rutger Van Santenm, Djan Khoe and Bram Vermeer
With technology accelerating us into the future at an ever-quickening pace, the book 2030: Technology That Will Change the World contains a few surprises…
Great green gifts: soft shirts for layering; toeless boots; folk art; lip shimmers; snowboard holders and a one-of-a-kind calendar…
Which green cameras and camera makers (Nikon, Sony, Canon, Olympus) live up to their manufacturers’ environmentally friendly marketing messages?
Green investing still carries with it some uncertainty, but recent returns are looking better than ever & giving traditional investments some competition.
Canned Chemicals With Worries About BPA on the Rise, Food Manufacturers Are Turning to New Packaging
The hormone-disrupting chemical Bisphenol-A is off the charts in canned soups & green beans, and has even turned up in cans labeled “BPA-free.”
Must-have handbags made from vintage leather jackets, flirty cocktail dresses from former Speedo racing suits—this season, it’s all about reuse.
Spice up cabinets and drawers with stylish, eco-friendly knobs; Curl up with your Kindle on CozyPure’s day bed; Top your table with vibrant placemats and napkins from Paper Cloud.
Easy ways to cut water waste at home—from quick toilet fixes to smarter showers.
We set out to explore the more unexplored parts of Costa Rica, from a colorful city to a rainforest eco-lodge accessible only by boat.
The Growing Fresh Food Movement Farm-to-School Programs, Community Gardens and Teaching FarmsAre Changing the Ways We Think About Food
Transforming the national food agenda, from bringing fresh veggies to school kids to rebuilding struggling towns with community gardens.
Farm, Pray, Share Behind Join the Farm!—A Collaborative That Combines Farming With Spirituality and Social Outreach
Join the Farm! is a collaborative initiative of the DeBusschere Family Farm and the Abundant Table Farm Project (ATFP), a campus ministry program at California State University Channel Islands. On their 40-acre certified organic operation, fourth-generation farmer Paul DeBusschere and his wife, Julie Morris, in Oxnard, California, use a portion of their land for a […]
The tiny six-legged bed bug has managed to take over New York City, among other places across the U.S…
Excitement’s building over new streetcars and rent-a-bikes in Washington, D.C.
Bringing the Wind In The New Atlantic Wind Connection Underwater Transmission Line Will Open Doors for East Coast Offshore Wind
The Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC)—a 350-mile underwater transmission line designed for offshore wind energy—has drawn billions in investment from three sources: Google; Good Energies & Marubeni.
Coral Reefs—Home To More Than 4,000 Species of Fish—May Not Be Long for This Earth…
Before buying your beloved a bouquet that will not only wither and wilt, but also pollute the planet and people, opt for handmade blooms instead. More than 60% of cut flowers in the U.S. come from Colombia, where fields are sprayed with highly toxic chemicals not subject to U.S. regulations. Here are our favorite alternative […]
Schools are being built on toxic sites. What can we do to prevent it?
100 Million. That’s the staggering number of sharks purportedly killed each year, according to savingsharks.com, sharkwater.com, the nonprofit WildAid and Anderson Cooper’s 360° blog. The number has become a rallying point for ocean advocates, but is it true? Not quite. Without a doubt, sharks are in serious trouble. A 2006 research paper published in the […]
Chicago teens discuss the ways they’ve challenged school pollution.
The Intersection of Wildlife and Health The Wildlife Trust, Founded in 1971, is Now the EcoHealth Alliance
The Wildlife Trust, founded in 1971, changed its name to EcoHealth Alliance last fall. With the switch came new opportunities to partner with scientific groups in other disciplines…
Experts are still trying to figure out how to keep the invasive Asian Carp from potentially decimating the Great Lakes fisheries. Fisheries, meanwhile, are trying to capitalize on the carp’s culinary promise.
A young woman stands with her child in the wreckage of the National Cathedral in Port au Prince, Haiti…