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Carbon Footprint

Scrap Metal and Electric Cars: Test Your Green IQ!

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 11.02.2012 | Green
Paul Schwennesen

I get it that electric gizmos are sexier than their diesel-powered cousins and all that. Who would want to drive the A-Team van when you could drive something shiny and shaped like a computer mouse? But surely we're going to base spending on more than just looks, right? ....Right?

Solar Technologies: Breathtaking and Practical

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Every hour the sun bathes Earth with as much energy as all human civilization uses in an entire year. Let me tell you about some spectacular and pragmatic solar technologies helping to reduce our global carbon footprint.

Daniel Goleman: 'Environmental Handprint Should Be Our Focus'

Posted 07.26.2012 | Business

For those seeking to achieve environmental sustainability through behavioural change, the biggest challenge is overcoming apathy. Daniel Goleman argue...

An Environmentally Conscious Traveler's Toolbox

Sierra | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel
Sierra

Jetting around the globe is a wonderful way to gain a better appreciation of our planet, but it bloats your carbon footprint, which isn't good for the Earth.

Paying the Price for the Future We Want

Min Zhu | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Min Zhu

Behind the concept of sustainable development lies a bold vision of the future. Standing in the way of the future we want are the environmental problems we continue to face.

Greening the Media

Richard Maxwell | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Richard Maxwell

In the past five decades, the media have covered a host of ecological topics, from environmental science to the ways consumers can live greener lives. But they have failed to explain their own contribution to environmental problems.

Is There a Clean Energy Standard in Our Future?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.

America's No. 1 Environmentalist Subversive

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.11.2012 | Comedy
Bill Chameides

Environmentalists took over Hollywood and the media ages ago. And now, with those crazies in the White House, they've taken over our government. Next, they'll take control of corporate America and then you can kiss your big old, made-in-the-USA carbon footprint goodbye.

The Magically Green School Bus

Jonny Cohen | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen
Jonny Cohen

One day in seventh grade, I noticed the inefficient design of school buses. Then it hit me! Why not build a shield to retrofit buses by redirecting the airflow to decrease drag and increase gas mileage?

Do You COTAP? Alternative Energy for MBAs in Dismal Times

Bryan Gobin | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Bryan Gobin

COTAP connects projects to individuals who want to offset their carbon footprint, but have a strong preference that their donations support poor farming communities in developing countries that already experience the brunt of climate change.

Richard Sandor: A Legend in Financial Innovation

Michael Martin | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Michael Martin

Richard Sandor is not a household name but he should be. He is quite frankly one of the most important people in finance today given his 40 years of innovation.

Making the Earth Our BFF

Patricia Draznin | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Patricia Draznin

With Earth Day hurtling toward us faster than you can skin a free-range carrot, we consider our nation's progress in cleaning up the ecosystem that we've been trashing for decades. Here at the Oh Zone, we did what any skilled researcher would do to find the answer. We asked Siri.

To Drive or Not to Drive

David Vognar | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
David Vognar

I also thought about how my living arrangements would ameliorate or worsen the most potent threat to our civilization: climate change. As I came to learn, none of the options was as green as I thought it would be.

5 Simple Ways to Live Greener

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Julie Kerr Gines, environmental scientist and the author The best way to become greener is to slowly incorporate green habits into y...

Eco-Labeling: The Critical Questions to Ask

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

Will we see the day when all products carry environmental labels with data on carbon emissions and other impacts? Recent news tells us a definitive... maybe.

The Climate Post: Climate Researcher Lied to Get Documents, Triggering Ethics Debate

Mason Inman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

A top climate researcher -- Peter Gleick, head of the Pacific Institute -- admitted he lied to obtain documents from the Heartland Institute, which he then leaked to media.

The Great Carbon Bubble

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007 look like a lark.

Top Ten Cannabis Science Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.28.2012 | Green
Russ Belville

Today we continue our Year-End Retrospective with a look at the biggest news stories of scientific research into cannabis, public opinion polls on legalization, and statistical research on cannabis consumers.

PHOTOS: Incredible Tower Wins Taiwan Competition

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

"21st Century Oasis," a proposal by Sou Fujimoto Architects in collaboration with Taiwanese firm, Fei & Cheng associates has won first prize in the Ta...

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint By Eating Sweeter, More Flavorful Strawberries

Jonathan Kaplan | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Jonathan Kaplan

NRDC Growing Green Award winner Jim Cochran grows organic strawberries on the California coast. Those who have tasted them will confirm that Jim's berries are among the sweetest, most flavorful strawberries you'll ever try.

To Fly or Drive?

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

If you're traveling over the holidays and you can't pack the whole family into the car (or better yet, bus or, my personal favorite, train), here are a few things you can do to lighten your carbon load.

The Nature Of Reality And The Long-Distance Relationship

Wendi L. Adamek | Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion
Wendi L. Adamek

I'm about to get on a plane to see my partner. We haven't seen each other in four months. Well, OK, we've seen each other virtually every day for four months. On Skype, of course.

Save the Planet: Wash Less

Tamar Haspel | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green
Tamar Haspel

As cars are hybridized, homes are downsized, and diets are localized, perhaps we should extend the eco-scorn heaped on Hummers, McMansions, and factory beef to a deeply ingrained American institution: the daily shower.

I Am the Population Problem

Lisa Hymas | Posted 12.30.2011 | Green
Lisa Hymas

Population growth tends to get blamed on other people: Africans and Asians who have "more kids than they can feed." But actually the population problem is all about me: white, middle-class, American me.

Greenhouse Gas Protocol Unveils Standards for Corporate Value Chain and Products

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

Yesterday, the GHG Protocol launched two new global greenhouse gas accounting standards -- for corporate value chains (scope 3) and product life cycle.