GMO Labelling: Activists are trying to hold back the onslaught of genetically modified foods—or at least slap them with a label…
What would a truly sustainable United States look like? A place where we can still have personal (electric) vehicles, the latest smart phones and large “eco” homes? Not quite…
Whitebark pine forests across the American West are suffering the consequences of global warming in the form of pine beetle infestations, and land managers are trying to respond.
A New Crocodile Species Inhabiting the Ancient Nile Is Discovered through DNA Sequencing
Umbrellas, Boots and Slickers that Are Keeping It Green Ready to suit up for the wet weather and in the market for new gear? Stay dry with umbrellas, boots and slickers that can withstand the elements while keeping resource use to a minimum. 1. Each umbrella ($45) from Monsoon Vermont is unique—colorfully crafted from plastic […]
2.37 Million Tons of Electronics Are Discarded in the U.S. Each Year, and Most of It Ends Up in Landfills 2.37 million tons. This is the amount of electronic waste that was discarded in 2009 in the U.S. alone. Currently, most discarded consumer electronics end up in landfills, or exported out of the U.S, often […]
The new cookbook from Chefs Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to building a more sustainable food supply, pays homage to the group’s innovative members.
Sounds and Tastes A Review of Noisy Bug Sing-Along by John Himmelman and What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes
A Review of Noisy Bug Sing-Along by John Himmelman and What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes
The Green Movement’s Meat Dilemma A Review of This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology by Will Anderson
In This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology (Earth Books), author Will Anderson, founder of greenvegans.org, lays out the hard numbers: 67 billion farm animals used to produce meat; 700 million people worldwide depending on farmed animals for much of their income; 1.5 planets’ worth of resources being used by humankind. He […]
The Efficiency Nightmare A Review of The Efficiency Trap: Finding a Better Way to Achieve a Sustainable Energy Future by Steve Hallett
“What if the virtuous Prius driver consumes more energy than the jerk in the Hummer?” asks Steve Hallett in his book The Efficiency Trap…
GOODY BAG Altiplano is a small business in southern Vermont that sells fair trade jewelry and accessories from a community in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, supporting indigenous people and the environment. Their Recycled Cosmetic Bag ($32) is made from a Mayan blouse with hand-woven red and orange floral patterns and a suede leather trim. altiplano.com BLANKET BEAUTY […]
Several companies are now in the business of sending boxes full of eco-friendly foods and health and beauty items to customers on a subscription model.
Great Expeditions with Ground Truth Trekking Documenting the Changing Ice-Scape on Alaska’s Lost Coast—With the Kids
Great Expeditions: Documenting the Changing Ice-Scape on Alaska’s Lost Coast—With the Kids—Thanks to Ground Truth Trekking…
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been helping prevent soil erosion and the deterioration of wetlands, water quality & wildlife habitat since 1985.
Rice is thought of as a first “safe” food to feed babies, but did you know that much of it contains arsenic? Maybe it’s time to rethink our love of rice.
Letting in Lyme Disease Lack of Biodiversity in Fragmented Forests Leads to Increased Spread of Lyme Disease
Forest fragmentation—when forests are cut down in such a way that only small parcels are left intact—leads to a higher incidence of Lyme disease according to a study published in the journal Conservation Biology. The white-footed mouse is one of the prime carriers of Lyme disease. These mice are most often found in small forested […]
Most wedding dresses are worn just one, but if you love the planet, why not go for a used wedding dress and save the resources?
Bamboo is used for everything from lightweight bikes, to flooring, furniture & fishing rods. But is it really as eco-friendly as its manufacturers’ claim?
E’s Green Home Picks: Clean and Relax Toss Clothes in the Bamboo Hamper, Hook up the Air Purifying Bag and Rest Easy in a Forest-Friendly Chaise Lounge
READY TO LOUNGE Get ready for warmer weather with the Regatta Chaise Lounge ($1,099) from Crate & Barrel, handcrafted from Forest Stewardship Council-certified teak that will weather to a flattering gray. It comes with a fade- and mildew-resistant white cushion. Crateandbarrel.com SORT IT OUT This Bamboo Wicker Corner Hamper ($30.99) fits neatly in a corner, […]
While nothing compares to the guidance & peer pressure of a live class, all one needs to commence a yoga practice these days is access to YouTube…
The focus of EarthDay has transitioned over the years from focusing less on celebrations and more on actually cleaning up the planet….
The Iron Hypothesis New Research Finds that Adding Iron to the Oceans to Capture More Carbon Isn’t Worth the Risk
Proponents of geo-engineering-as-climate-solution argue for artificially boosting the planet’s carbon sinks to slow down runaway global warming…
The National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska boasts not only the country’s largest tract of undeveloped land but also hosts migratory birds, caribou, wolverines
Earth360 to the Rescue: The Orbital Launching a Balloon (with Tiny Cameras) into Near Space