Saving energy -- and money -- doesn't have to mean sacrificing the length or enjoyment of your showers. Low-flow showerheads save almost 2 gallons of water per minute, meaning a family of four can save about $90 per year on water and gas or $140 per year on electric.
Living free in the wild, being admired -- not killed -- for their beauty is where these species true and only value should lie. Cecil brought in significant tourist dollars as a living, breathing icon. Now he is nothing more than a sad reminder of what greed and exploitation of wildlife can lead to.
The Governor of California, with global efforts on climate change seemingly stalled and the concurrence of nations dangerously lacking, is talking up the role of subnational governments and California's pioneering programs, signing international agreements with some and appearing with concerned international leaders.
There are compassionate people like this across the country, and it's critical to connect their compassion to causes that save and protect animal lives. Some people are already inspired and active; others are just waiting for a local event like this to capture their concern.
Given the seriousness of the global climate change threat, the tremendously strong scientific consensus about it, and the critical role that the United States must play in any international agreements about national and global responses, it is vital to know how the next President would address this issue.
Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, is accused of killing, beheading and skinning a beloved 13-year-old lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe. This lion was a local favorite and was often photographed standing, reclining or playing.
The lion that Walter James Palmer killed was not part of an endangered population. But he was named Cecil. And to those familiar with the park, he was one of a kind -- considered the most famous creature in the park.
After three years of auctions, the program is needlessly complex, the spending of funds is opaque, funded projects may not reduce emissions, and the state's goal of becoming a national or international template for carbon pricing is in question.
I cannot recall a more eventful month than this July: We discovered the first Earth-like planet outside our solar system, capped a nine-and-a-half year space journey with the first shots back from Pluto, and saw the first report of a landmass "missing" its sun.
Despite our very different experiences, every one of us is compromised by the effects of climate change. At some point won't we all see that we're aligned in a common cause?
To date, the benefits of solar power have tended to accrue primarily to wealthier families, while low-income families continued to struggle with rising energy costs. Many low-income families face a "heat or eat" dilemma.
Today we're closer than ever to transforming your frigid tree infested blue marble planet to a more temperate 185-degree sandy orange dune world. As one of our oily front groups once stated, a slightly warmer planet will mean fewer heart attacks from shoveling snow.
I have never been a great airplane passenger. I prefer to be on the ground. Now that I have learned about Aerotoxic Syndrome, a heath issue not in the public domain, I have a new concern.
Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!