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Entries by Ami Cholia from 07/2009

California Imposes Stringent Rules On Car Emissions

Posted 07.01.2009 | Green

Reversing a Bush-era decision and honoring a pledge last month, the Obama administration on Tuesday granted California the ability to impose stringent...

Dust From Global Warming Increasing Speed Of Mountain Snow Melt

Posted 07.01.2009 | Green

WASHINGTON — Dust in the wind is rewriting the cycle of life in the mountains. Throughout memory the warmth of spring has begun the mountain sno...

Tom Friedman: Climate Bill Is The First Step Towards Change

Posted 07.01.2009 | Green

Rejecting this bill would have been read in the world as America voting against the reality and urgency of climate change and would have undermined cl...

How Will This Weekend's Fireworks Affect You?

Posted 07.01.2009 | Green

Fourth of July fireworks unleash a shower of toxins into the soil and water, and scientists are only beginning to figure out what that means for human...

Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day: Moonwalking Critters (VIDEO)

Posted 07.01.2009 | Comedy

Of all of Michael's famous moves, none has left as big an impact as the moonwalk. Even the animal world wants in on the action, and while they're not ...

Field of Dreams: Organic Gardens Planted To Lure Homebuyers

Posted 07.01.2009 | Green

From Vermont to central California, developers are creating subdivisions around organic farms to attract buyers. If you plant it, these developers bel...

View And Vote: Green American Heroes

Posted 07.01.2009 | Green

Celebrate the fourth of July with these green American visionaries. ...

New York City's First Offshore Wind Farm A Reality

Posted 07.01.2009 | New York

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Vegetables Are Your Friends (VIDEO)

Posted 07.01.2009 | Green

EU restrictions on the size and shape of 26 types of fruit and vegetables are lifted today, ending the 20-year absence of lumpy melons and suggestivel...

4 Cancers That A Vegetarian Diet Prevents

Posted 07.01.2009 | Green

Want to avoid blood, bone marrow, bladder and stomach cancer? (Um, yes.) Try a vegetarian diet....

How Green Is Al Franken?

Posted 07.01.2009 | Green

Franken brings the number of Democratic senators to 60, meaning they'll have a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. So what does all this mean for...

Canada Comes In Last On WWF Climate Report Card

Posted 07.02.2009 | Green

To the surprise of nobody who lives there, Canada has come in dead last on a climate report card prepared by the World Wildlife Foundation. The US is ...

Japan Fears Massive Jellyfish Invasion

Posted 07.02.2009 | Green

Japanese researchers monitoring the activity of giant jellyfish in Chinese waters are warning of a potentially historic and catastrophic invasion this...

More Than 800 Wildlife Species Now Extinct

Posted 07.02.2009 | Green

More than 800 animal and plant species have gone extinct in the past five centuries with nearly 17,000 now threatened with extinction, the Internation...

India To Reject Curbing CO2 Emissions

Posted 07.02.2009 | Green

India will not accept limits on its greenhouse gas emissions at climate talks later this year and instead will focus on economic growth and lifting it...

Will The Senate Pass The Climate Bill, Then Reject A Global Treaty?

Posted 07.02.2009 | Green

Senator John Kerry says that unfortunately, that's a distinct possibility....

Eco-Friendly Fireworks For July 4

Posted 07.02.2009 | Green

Now, scientists are working on a new generation of kinder, gentler pyrotechnics. While still explosive and dramatic, these fireworks produce less smok...

Brad Pitt's Hunky House Designs (Photos)

Posted 07.06.2009 | Green

Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" Foundation has released a new set of duplex designs for New Orleans, by yet another round of big name architects from arou...

Forget Flushing: Composting Toilets Coming To A City Near You

Posted 07.06.2009 | Green

In addition to catching raindrops, homeowners and building managers are trying out another way to conserve water: composting toilets....

Top 10 Green iPhone Apps

Posted 07.06.2009 | Green

We've trolled the web to unearth the best iPhone apps to make your time on this planet more fulfilling, and a slightly darker shade of green....

Spooked By Fireworks, Pets Fill Shelters

Posted 07.06.2009 | Green

Independence Day kicks off a busy period at the shelter as fireworks cause pets to bolt from yards or familiar surroundings....

Finally! Awesome Answers To Your Climate Bill Questions

Posted 07.06.2009 | Green

The climate bill approved by the House last month started out as an idea -- fight global warming -- and wound up looking like an unabridged dictionary...

Pop A Squat: Would You Use A Composting Toilet? (POLL)

Posted 07.07.2009 | Green

Inspired by the New York Times Green Inc. blog, we decided to investigate a bit more into what this composting toilet stuff was all about. With the av...

Is Grass Fed Beef Tastier? Emeril Answers (VIDEO)

Posted 07.07.2009 | Green

Find out why organic, grass fed beef makes the healthiest, tastiest steaks....

Pickens Abandons Plans For Largest Wind Farm

Posted 07.07.2009 | Green

T. Boone Pickens, the legendary oilman, has abandoned his plan to build the world's largest wind farm....