Biking Is Finally Getting Its Due as One of the Most Efficient Ways for Everyone to Get Around
A new Federal Transportation bill extends an olive branch to bikers.
Lugging the Kids, Without the Car Two Parents, Three Kids, and They Rarely Need a Car. Here’s How They Do It
Lugging the Kids Without the Car: Two Parents, Three Kids, and They Rarely Need a Car. Here’s How They Do It
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Recovers from Its Toxic Past
Actress Kristen Chenoweth loves her beauty products, but she won’t be wearing a certain brand of eyelash extensions anymore…
Chemical Crusader Sandra Steingraber An Interview With a Biologist Who Crusades Against Chemicals and Writes Eloquently About Their Consequences
An Interview With Sandra Steingraber, a Biologist Who Crusades Against Chemicals and Writes Eloquently About Their Consequences…
E’s Green Home Picks: Cooking, Painting, Sleeping Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware, Toxin-Free Paints for Kids’ Rooms and a Bed from Old Barnwood
PAINTING RAINBOWS There are lots of toxin-free paint options today, but Lullaby Paints has zeroed in on the baby/kid market; wall paint that is “safe enough for kids to paint with.” The paint—which comes in squeezable pouches ($24.95/quart; $68.95/gallon)—doesn’t have any of the chemical additives known to be neurotoxicants, carcinogens and allergens. That means no […]
Behind The “Hockey Stick” A Review of Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines by Michael Mann
The “hockey stick” is a line graph that’s become a superstar. The diagram is embedded at the center of the war between climate change believers and deniers. The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (Columbia University Press) is the story of the graphic told by one of the scientists who […]
The six-story, $30 million Bullitt Center in Seattle is a veritable crystal ball for what commercial office buildings will look like in the future.
New Worries for New Yorkers The Spectra Pipeline Under Construction in New York City Poses Serious Dangers
New Worries for New Yorkers: The Spectra Pipeline Under Construction in New York City—including Tribeca & Chelsea—Poses Serious Dangers
A Review of the Book: The Inquisition of Climate Science by James Lawrence Powell
A Review of the book What We Know About Climate Change by Kerry Emanuel.
Green Valentine’s Day Delights From Good-for-you Chocolate to Personalized Tea, to a Sushi Basket and a Heart on a Dish
CAN YOU SUSHI? Eden Organic has lots of non-traditional baskets that would make for fun Valentine’s gifts. One of our favorites is the Eden Sushi Basket ($65), a wicker basket filled with everything you need to make sushi, including Lundberg Family Farms organic white sushi rice and from Eden’s line: a bamboo sushi mat, wasabi […]
It would be nice to be able to rank companies, to know exactly which are good stewards of the environment and have beneficial social policies.
Capturing Nature’s Pulse An Airport Display Finds Nature Blooming—and Changing—in the Unlikeliest of Places
An airport is one of the last places where you expect to connect with nature. But that’s how it goes in California’s Silicon Valley. At the Mineta San José International Airport, real-time images of a wilderness area less than 10 miles away are wirelessly transmitted to a series of 42-inch LCD monitors. Nighttime displays might […]
Plants don’t need gravity to grow, according to a new study out of the University of Florida (UF). When study authors Anna Lisa Paul and Robert Ferl of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences monitored images of small, white Arabidopsis thaliana seeds growing both on Earth and in nutrient-rich gel in zero-gravity orbit, they […]
There’s a whole lot of eco-friendly undies (underwear) out there for men and women these days…
You don’t have to trade in your values anymore if you like buying cut flowers to decorate your home….
Erin Barnes, executive director of Ioby, the nonprofit fundraising platform for the environment, says of the initiative: “You can take a tax deduction and know you have made a truly valuable investment in your own community.” Crowdfunding, or raising money through online donations, includes social entrepreneurs as well as business startups. The premise: Large groups […]
One thing has become clear, the frequency and strength of hurricanes and other storms will continue to increase as the climate warms.
ARCA has recycled more than 100,000 refrigerators and fridges over the past year, diverting 5.5 million pounds of foam and plastics from landfills…
A study by Pesticide Action Network Europe found that 100% of conventional wines contained pesticides, with as many as 10 different pesticides per bottle.
Dreaming of an ocean getaway? Rather than hop on a ferry or spread out the beach towel, dive into the world’s most pristine waters while helping to support conservation efforts. Biosphere Expeditions is one of the pioneering organizations behind this philosophy. Since 1999, the nonprofit has joined “voluntourists” with scientists working in remote areas around […]
A couple hurdles are keeping consumers from making the leap to electric vehicles (EVs): lack of charging stations and the price of the cars.
By the Numbers: Cape Wind Comes Online 130 Offshore Wind Turbines Are Ready to Rise in Nantucket Sound
130. That’s how many offshore wind turbines will be sited over a 24-square-mile grid on Nantucket Sound’s Horseshoe Shoal about five miles south of Hyannis, Massachusetts. Known as Cape Wind, the offshore wind farm is in its final victory lap after a decade of political, legal and regulatory wrangling, and barges just off the coast […]
Going for all-natural bedding (pillows, sheets, blanket and mattress) could be the difference between a great rest and tossing and turning all night long…