The Great Green Grid A Smart Grid That Lets Us Better Control Our Energy Use May Finally Be Ready to Launch
The smart grid will allow us to really make use of renewable energy like wind and solar and give consumers new control over their energy use…
Boulder, Colorado, is now SmartGridCity. Thanks to a test run of smart grid technologies there, residents are already saving money and reducing energy use.
Plug-in hybrid and electric cars can work with the smart grid, by drawing energy when it’s most efficient and helping to store renewable energy…
Demand-response heaters, refrigerators, washing machines and other appliances are being rolled out at GE and will available in stores soon…
The company Geospatial is creating three-dimensional underground maps that could prove essential for designing a new smart grid network.
Gophers Beware Concerned about the impacts of chemical solutions to a growing gopher problem, one California park has brought in the owls
Concerned about the impacts of chemical solutions to a growing gopher problem, one California park has brought in the owls.
Samuel Hagler, Bicycle Activist One man is on a 10,000-mile bicycle tour from Paraguay to the U.S. in support of Paraguay’s forests
One man is on a 10,000-mile bicycle tour from Paraguay to the U.S. in support of Paraguay’s forests.
The People’s Climate Summit Inside the World People’s Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia, where activists and indigenous people made their voices heard
The People’s Climate Summit: Inside the World People’s Conference on Climate Change in Bolivia, where activists and indigenous people made their voices heard.
Interior Secretary Salazar Recently Gave the Green Light Approving the Controversial Cape Wind Project that hopes to put wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.
Solar floodlights for added peace of mind; Stoneware clay tiles from recycled materials and a selection of green window shades.
We all live in our sandals and flip-flops when summer hits—but what those sandals are made from matters. We find the summer’s must-have eco-sandals made from recycled bottles, tires and rubber.
A review of The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother’s Shocking Investigation into the Danger’s of America’s Food Supply—And What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself by Robyn O’BrienAfter her baby daughter had a severe, face-bloating reaction to eating scrambled eggs, the result of a food allergy, Robyn O’Brien got to work. O’Brien (a.k.a. "the Erin […]
The Greenwashing Game A review of Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution by Heather Rogers
A review of the new book Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution by Heather Rogers…
Eighty miles northeast of Guangzhou, Crosswaters Ecolodge & Spa — China’s first eco lodge — is a fusion of five-star comfort and eco-ambience…
An estimated $300 billion in gold, copper and molybdenum have been discovered via exploratory drilling near Bristol Bay, Alaska. But extracting the minerals would have serious environmental repercussions, including untold toxic waste.
There are a ton of eco-friendly ways to enjoy the water this summer, without firing up the power boat. Check out the latest in wooden kayaks, aluminum canoes, pedal boats, paddle boards and Hydrobikes.
From backpacking trips to volunteer vacations, we let you in on how to enjoy an eco-friendly adventure without breaking the bank.
It looks like a giant soccer ball—but the Earth Ball is actually a livable, floatable, energy-efficient home. Its creator claims the Earth Ball may one day "become low-income housing for the whole planet."
Fresh veggies and berries are in abundance right now’s a perfect time to consider capturing the goodness with the age-old arts of freezing, drying and canning.
We look at some greener grilling options, from electric and wood pellet grills to solar ovens…
When it comes to beating the summer heat, air conditioning’s not the only option. Films, shades and solar screens offer a lot of cooling potential without raising your electricity rates.
Cosmetic dentistry has gone mainstream, and sales are booming for over-the-counter teeth whitening pastes, trays and strips. But is all this bleaching safe?
If the massive Gulf oil spill has taught us anything, it’s that it’s time we get a smart grid up and running, and hasten the switch to renewable energy.
The 62-mile Lower Owens River in California had all but disappeared 95 years ago. But a restoration project that began in 2006—the largest of its kind—has brought the river back , complete with cottonwood and willow trees and bobcats, minks and great horned owls.
Hydroponic growing and windowfarms have great potential for growing fresh vegetables and herbs year round, no matter how urban (or small) the setting.
The Pollution-IQ Equation Smog Is Affecting More than Asthma Rates—It's a Factor in Falling IQ Scores
Smog is more than just a health hazard for the elderly and asthmatic. The latest research suggests living near a busy roadway with higher-than-average smog may be linked to lower IQ scores and other health impacts in developing newborns.
The Allure of Exotics A review of Forbidden Creatures: Inside the World of Animal Smuggling and Exotic Pets by Peter Laufer
A review of Forbidden Creatures: Inside the World of Animal Smuggling and Exotic Pets by Peter Laufer