Welcome to Green-Collar America Does the Future of the American Middle Class Lie in Sustainable Business?
Welcome to the New Green Economy. The best hope for the American middle class may lie with sustainable business.
The dirty secret is that "clean coal" is anything but. The process involves heating coal to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and mixing it with water to produce a gas, then converting the gas into diesel fuel.
In the name of “clean coal” mountaintop removal mining ravages the Appalachians.
Organizations are providing students and recent graduates with the experience needed to become environmental leaders.
Everything’s coming up green. New employment possibilities are emerging in almost every field.
Sometimes we have to green suspect industries from the inside.
While it’s not possible for parents to completely tune out the directives to buy, buy, buy, they can make their purchases from companies that share their values. We’ve discovered several worthy sites online.
Carbon-neutral cruises by companies like Ecoventura offer a personal, planet-friendly view of the Galapagos Islands.
The latest sportswear features jackets and shirts made from soybeans, coconut husks and recycled soda bottles, and shoes made of recycled tires with vegetable waste laces.
This Place on Earth: From Connecticut to California, land trusts are growing, keeping precious resources out of developers" hands, and profiting land owners.
People are creating spaces on their property for local wildlife but leaving birds, rabbits and other creatures at the mercy of the family pet.
At Theo Chocolate in Seattle, visitors can experience fair trade cocoa roasting and confection-making first hand.
With so many alternative products, it’s easier—and healthier—than ever to go vegan.
Under Governor Charlie Crist, Florida takes a lead on countering climate change.
Country music star Willie Nelson is singing the biodiesel blues. Though interest in the alternative fuel is steadily increasing, the road to making biofuels profitable doesn’t come without some bumps.
Seafood retailers in the U.S. must, by law, affix country-of-origin labels on their products. But congressional Republicans (and the Bush Administration) have held off mandatory labeling of meat products for five years.
A 2007 report by Food and Water Watch, "Take Back the Tap," suggests that the laudable goal of reducing bottled water consumption to save our waterways is simply not enough.
Several cities have instituted, or are considering plastic bag bans—but paper bags contribute heavily to air pollution and energy consumption, too.
New Orleans" marinas are still filled with toxic debris two years after Hurricane Katrina.
The new eco-documentary, Sharkwater, takes viewers inside the grisly world of shark-finning.
America’s first all-natural care product company is committed to healthier living.
The city of consumption is looking to go sustainable through LEED-certified high rise living and hybrid taxis.
Vancouver, which will host the 2010 Olympic Games, is instituting green measures like sewer heat recovery.
A program called EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) aims to bring international attention to the not-so-cute species.