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A Look At The Smart Home: What’s Already Here, And What’s Slated To Come?

By Amanda Macken With Apple getting into the smart home game, many people are curious what our homes will look like in years to come. Implementing technology into our homes that could automatically control temperature, lighting, security systems, music, kitchen appliances and more is just around the corner. In fact, some of these futuristic features […]

June 19th

Vegan Supermarket Comes To US

Originally published on Eat Drink Better. By Jill Ettinger Long-time vegans would say it’s about time. And the wait is almost over for a store that only sells vegan food. That’s right. A vegan supermarket is coming to the U.S. But not until 2016. Called (ahem) “Veganz”, the German-based market opened in 2011 and is […]

June 13th

Maine’s Kelp Forest Under Threat!

The Gulf of Maine’s best kept secret is under threat of being clear-cut. Cashes Ledge is an underwater mountain range which contains the largest and deepest kelp forest on the Atlantic Seaboard. It is an area of upwelling that brings nutrients to the surface causing the kelp forest to blossom and plankton to bloom. It […]

Coal–Climate Connection To Hit TV Screens Nationwide

By Dayna Reggero The upcoming SHOWTIME® docu-series, Years of Living Dangerously, premiering on April 13, provides an opportunity to meet the people and see the places affected by climate change. Sharing these stories is a host of major film, television and news figures, including Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, and many more. […]

April 1st

Apple's New MacPro Uses 74% Less Material, More Recyclables

Apple’s new MacPro is a computing powerhouse that’s sure to make the lives of theoretical mathematicians and Pixar animators a lot easier. It’s also a triumph of conservation-driven “green” design, as the new version uses 74% less aluminum, uses less power than similar systems, and takes up 80% less space for transport and storage. You […]

January 9th

Nissan Leaf Is 4th-Best-Selling Car In Norway In 2013, #1 In October

Originally published on Gas2. By Christopher DeMorro. It seems as though Norway as cracked the secret to encouraging high electric car sales, and that secret is to tax the hell out of anything powered by fossil fuels. While the Tesla Model S topped Norway’s sales charts in September, the Nissan leaf came back strong as the […]

November 25th

Our Way Of Life

By Maggie Fox, President and CEO, Climate Reality Project It’s funny. A lot of the rhetoric we hear pushing back against putting a price on carbon pollution parrots the argument that “it would threaten our way of life.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Fossil fuels like oil and coal helped power us through the […]

October 21st

Livestock Production Is Not A Solution To Global Warming

Editor’s Note: Livestock production is actually estimated to account for about 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions from humans. A staggering amount. So, the theory promoted by Allan Savory that grazing livestock is a potential solution to global warming is a bit absurd. A wonderful post on the blog comfortablyunaware goes into this topic in much more detail, […]

July 28th