Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” for natural gas in New York has drawn serious investor interest, potential state government support and a swell of outraged citizen opposition.
Josh Fox, writer and director of the Emmy award-winning Gasland discusses the ongoing fight against fracking—and what to expect from Gasland 2.
Top environmental groups have withdrawn their support for natural gas as a “transition” fuel to renewables.
Pennsylvania residents have had their lives destroyed by nearby fracking operations, and are starting to band together to do something about it…
Crackling fireplaces are a wonderful way to add warmth and ambience, but they are relatively inefficient devices for heating the home. Most fireplaces convert just 5%-10% of the burning wood’s energy into useful heat. A fireplace can even have a “negative efficiency” effect when there is no fire burning and the damper doors are left […]
Meet the Fakers With the Popularity in Farmers’ Markets Have Come Unscrupulous Sellers Big and Small
Emily Achenbaum Harris arrived at the local farmers’ market in Charlotte, North Carolina, just as vendors were opening their stands. As she walked from stall to stall, she noticed Dole boxes tucked under tables and watched as a farmer dumped blueberries out of plastic supermarket containers into the blue felted containers ubiquitous at local farm […]
E’s Green Home Picks: Versatility A Super Durable Griddle/Grill, Rainbow-Colored Handmade Rugs and the Savvy Rest Mattress
A Super Durable Griddle/Grill, Rainbow-Colored Handmade Rugs and the Savvy Rest Mattress
Warming Up the Wine Industry Climate Change May Leave a Major Impact on Vineyards Across the Country
Climate change may not only impact coral reefs, glaciers and polar bears, but could also have a significant effect on the U.S. wine industry.
A review of Fuel Cycle to Nowhere: U.S. Law and Policy on Nuclear Waste by Richard Burleson Stewart and Jane Bloom Stewart
A review of I’m With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet by Mark Martin
Energy Freedom A review of Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels by Martin Cheek
A review of Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels by Martin Cheek
GET IN CHARGE Chargers for all our electronic devices fill up spare plugs and waste electricity, not to mention the inconvenience of remembering your various chargers whenever you leave the house for extended periods. The FreeLoader Pro ($79.99) solves this problem and ensures your electronic devices are getting their charge from a renewable source: the […]
Hilton Kelly has helped Port Arthur fight big polluters, support businesses, services & health care, & provide a blueprint for action for other communities.
There are many ways to recycle old stuff to make recycled wrapping for your gifts this next holiday season….
In Sweat We Trust: Hot Bikram Yoga Surges Across U.S. Bikram Devotees (And Their Green Commitments) Are Growing
Bikram Choudhury hails from Calcutta, India, and replicated its tropical climate when he moved to the U.S. in “Bikram’s torture chamber,” the heated studio.
Biofuels—made from crops and used to replace conventional fuel—are not necessarily more environmentally friendly than oil…
By the Numbers: Holiday Waste Do We Really Increase Our Waste By 25% Between Thanksgiving and Christmas?
According to EPA, Americans produce 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than during the rest of the year…
New Bedford, Massachusetts, does not seem a likely home for a new wave of environmental art. In the nineteenth century, this harbor town served as the home port for much of the nation’s whaling fleet. Those bloody hulls, combined with the brownfields and empty quays that litter New Bedford today, have left the place a […]
Andy Igrejas, national campaign director for Safer Chemicals Healthy Families says the best time to pass a sweeping reform of the nation’s chemical laws was prior to the November 2010 elections, when democrats controlled both houses of Congress. But despite the uphill battle faced by the Safe Chemicals Act to overhaul the outdated Toxic Substances […]
Raising the Bar on Gold Gold Jewelry Has Major Impacts on the Environment, Even After the Mines Have Closed
Producing just a third of an ounce of gold for a wedding band can generate 20 tons of mine waste and much of that waste is contaminated with toxic chemicals like mercury and cyanide.
The incurable Panama Disease has wilted & wiped out banana crops in Australia & New Zealand, & there are growing concerns over whether it will spread…
Slice of Life: Losing A Livelihood Asia Pulp and Paper Is Destroying Forests—and Income Potential—for Families in Indonesia
Pak Norani of the village Desun Gembira in Sumatra, Indonesia, is a boatmaker who says his livelihood has been destroyed by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Without permission or compensation for villagers, APP cleared forests his community relied on for timber to make boats. With the wood running out, Norani says his family is destined […]
Celebrating the holidays doesn’t have to mean a serious spike in energy bills. Energy efficient LED holiday lights are now available at many major retailers. The LED lights will illuminate with the same warm glow as your old incandescent bulbs for longer and with 80% less energy. For the full green effect, wrap them around […]
This year, ski areas were issued a challenge: Could they reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and help to undo some of the global warming damage that would inevitably be their downfall? They didn’t have to go it alone. The National Ski Area Association’s Sustainable Slopes program teamed up with Clif Bar & Company, the Natural […]
Freewaters, Two Degrees and other companies are taking the one-for-one socially conscious business model pioneered by TOMS for a wide range of products…
While we know antioxidants are good for us, what do they do exactly? Simply put, antioxidants prevent oxidation, a natural chemical reaction with oxygen…
Hand-knitted pieces have always been ahead of the sustainability curve, and as crocheting, knitting, and other DIY crafts have become more popular, knitters are leading the conversation around lower-impact dyes and the positive attributes of natural and organic materials. Wool and alpaca are strong, long-lasting, warm (even when wet) and breathe well. Cottons are soft […]