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Military Ahead In Shrinking U.S. Carbon 'Boot Print,' Study Says

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- From solar-powered water purification systems in Afghanistan to a Navy jet fueled in part by biofuel, the US military is taking a ...

Otarian Opens: Vegetarian Fast Food With Carbon-Labeled Menu

Otarian Opens | Matt McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I was a "hungry vegetarian" Otarian founder Radhika Oswal tells me when I ask why, with no restaurant or food service background at all, why she wante...

Al Gore Doubles His Carbon Footprint

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

In deciding to divorce, the Gores have doubled their carbon footprint by creating the need for two residences. Though they have purchased carbon offsets for their property, that's like buying oneself out of conscription during the Civil War.

Are Dogs Worse than SUVs?

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Guy T. Saperstein

Environmentalists need to give up their big dogs and turn to small dogs to save the planet.

PepsiCo CEO: Saint or Sinner When It Comes to Our Health?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

A decade ago, getting food behemoths to even think about supporting healthier fare was a very tough task. Yet today we're seeing a new wave both in government and business toward "healthy living policies."

Greenhouse Gases: A Large Cause Is One We Don't Usually Look At

GOOD | Andrew Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new inventory of the Portland metropolitan area shows that the bulk of the region's greenhouse gases come from the production of stuff, not from car...

Cities need a stronger voice in climate change talks

Marcelo Ebrard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marcelo Ebrard

Negotiators are meeting this week in Bonn, Germany, in an effort to secure a binding agreement on global climate change. However, months after the ta...

Waiting on the world to change

Tulsi Tanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tulsi Tanti

World Environment Day - the day we celebrate the environment. But what exactly is different on this one particular day of the year? Do we for one day ...

Beyond BP: How consumers can help staunch the toxic tide

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

"Beyond Petroleum" indeed! It's great that, in response to the Gulf oil tragedy, President Obama has reaffirmed his commitment to clean alternative e...

Femivorism: A Housewife's Solution To Feminist Predicament?

The New York Times | PEGGY ORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The omnivore's dilemma has provided an unexpected out from the feminist predicament, a way for women to embrace homemaking without becoming Betty Drap...

A University's Steep Path Towards Carbon Neutrality

Huff Post Citizen Reporters | Andrew Gallo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Sitting on top of the former College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation building at Arizona State University is a peculiar sight for new visitors on...

My Embarrassing Footprint

Joshua Keyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joshua Keyak

As a practical environmentalist I firmly believe that people don't need to make unreasonable sacrifices to reduce their carbon footprint, just adjustments. Unfortunately there are no viable alternatives to cross country travel.

Making Our Skies a Little Greener

David Melcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Melcher

If you've spent any time recently waiting for a delayed flight in an airport terminal, you know first-hand that air traffic congestion in the U.S. is a growing problem.

Food Waste: What Is The Environmental Toll Of Discarded Food In America?

Scientific American | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Food waste is a huge issue in America, especially in light of the growing divide between the profligate rich and the hungry poor. According to the U....

How to Airplane Diet: Fly Less, Videocall More (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

If you can see and talk to our family and friends at any given moment that we're both online, shouldn't we be able to fly or drive just a bit less?

A Green Lobster?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Darden Restaurants, Inc., owner of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and LongHorn Steakhouse, is taking the first steps in going green.

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Green (VIDEO)

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

Richard Branson and Jack Hidary have started a "Carbon War Room" which is looking for market-driven solutions to climate change

NBC de-Greens the Winter Olympics

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Based on the amount of sports actually being aired, there is a tremendous waste of energy being spent from both a broadcast and viewing point of view.

The Deadly Greenhouse Footprint of American Consumers

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ronnie Cummins

We need to start redirecting $700 billion a year in federal expenditures away from war and corporate welfare, offer training and jobs in a giant green jobs program (similar to the Works Project Administration program of the New Deal era in the 1930s), and build a new green, full-employment economy.

Eco-Friendly Shopping In NYC | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Being eco-savvy is no longer just about Whole Foods bags and hybrid cars. Reducing your carbon footprint also requires lots of conscientious shopping....

Carbon Fast: Bishops Urge Reducing Carbon Footprint For Lent

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green


Algae Jet Fuel Just Months Away: Pentagon

Treehugger | Sami Grover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Claims by insiders that the air force could get itself very close to a zero carbon footprint within a decade seemed somewhat optimistic, to say the le...

F.O.R.D: Found on Road Delightfully

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Ford Motor Company has been at the forefront of green automobiles for nearly a decade. This is apparent not only from its advancements in technology but also from its recent return to black ink.

Living Sustainably: How To Reduce Your 'Forkprint'

GOOD | Adam Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Eating outside of your home generally requires three things: food, food containers, and food utensils. With increased awareness of global warming, m...

Eco-Food Buzz Words: What Do They Mean? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Local. Organic. Cage Free. Free Range. What does it all mean? It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of labels out there for your food, a...