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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

10 Companies With Eco-Conscious Production Processes

A lot of companies out there claim to “going green.” Take the different manufacturers of hybrid automobiles, for instance. Sure, the cars use less fossil fuels than conventional automobiles. However, they still emit a ton (well, many tons) of greenhouse gases, and their manufacturing processes are also highly energy intensive. Hybrid manufacturers are not alone; many […]

June 21st

What's Better Than Planting Trees?

Climate change is the biggest challenge facing the world right now, hands down. Even the US Department of Defense has called climate change a destabilizer of geopolitical peace and a national security threat. Worldwide, we’re attacking climate change from a wide variety of angles. There’s energy efficiency going on seemingly everywhere and renewable energy development like there’s […]

March 30th

7 Things You Should Know When Buying An Electric Car

The car in your driveway unfortunately can’t fly, but it probably gets better gas mileage than your parents’ vehicles. Advancements in green car technology have significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions, especially through the development of hybrid and electric vehicles. Nearly every major automaker produces an electric car these days, but before you take the leap […]

March 26th

Meat, Lies, & Videotape (A Deeply Flawed TED Talk)

By Robert Goodland A recent videotape that went somewhat viral begins with a factual statement by cattleman Allan Savory: “Fossil fuels… are by no means the only thing that is causing climate change.” Then Mr. Savory launches into opinion, saying there’s “only one option left to climatologists and scientists.” That’s to do “the unthinkable” — […]

March 26th

5 Ways To Make Permaculture Practical

Permaculture is a kind of ecological design system engineered to build sustainability into human enterprise. As Scott Pittman, founder of the Permaculture Institute, writes on the Permaculture Institute website, permaculture “teaches us how to build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more.” Permaculture has […]

March 25th

5 Ways to Green Your Diet and Save More Money at the Same Time

David Bakke, a writer based in Atlanta, shares tips for saving money and saving the environment on Money Crashers Personal Finance. Here’s a guest piece from him: If you think of going green, you may think of lowering your energy bills. But you can also put a significant dent in your grocery bill by opting for […]

February 22nd

Correcting Myths About Recent French Study & Meat

Robert Goodland, who has extensively studied the relationship between food and global warming, recently posted the article below on Free From Harm’s website. I’m reposting it in full to help counter some of the major misconceptions that have surfaced after the publishing of a recent French study on these matters. Check it out: By Robert […]

February 21st

Indoor Plants: Health Benefits And A Decorative Edge

Plants are inexpensive, beautiful, and beneficial additions to any home. They are inexpensive, aesthetic, and usually easy to transport. Caring for them usually isn’t too difficult. Here is why you need them in your home: Environmental Benefits There are definite environmental benefits to adding a plant to your home. Plants take in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen. […]

February 6th

The Secret Ways Your Business is Damaging the Environment

How can your organisation lower its environmental impact? Business owners can no longer escape the need to ensure that their companies fulfill their environmental commitments. From high-profile, multi-national brands to small, independently-owned businesses, demonstrating green credentials is now an important part of a brand’s image. Your business probably already uses energy-saving light bulbs, recycles paper […]

February 6th

Taking Action Against Toxic Superfund Sites

Would you want to raise your children on the site of an old toxic-waste dump? Unless you’re some sort of uneducated cartoon villain, the answer is probably no. Most of us don’t realize how close these dangerous sites are to our own backyard. According to the Society of Environmental Journalists, “over half the U.S. population lives […]

January 25th