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Climate Change, Blue Jeans, and Jobs

Bob Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Fisher

Why would an apparel company care about climate policy? When you think about it, a changing climate actually has a direct impact on business. The apparel sector is fundamentally dependent on cotton.

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

Farmers May Return To Harsh Herbicides, Chemicals To Battle Roundup Resistant Weeds

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When the weed killer Roundup was introduced in the 1970s, it proved it could kill nearly any plant while still being safer tha...

Obama's USDA Less Transparent Than Bush's

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

The Environmental Working Group has worked hard to track the billions lavished on the wealthiest and largest farm operations in the country, in the ho...

Slave Reparations -- The Globalist Connection

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Ehrmann

As the debate over slave reparations continues, an exhibit on Senator Judah P. Benjamin at the Louisiana State Archives sheds light on a statesman who helped build America's slave economy.

Cornell Professor Develops Cotton Fabric That Charges Your Electronics

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Juan Hinestroza, assistant professor of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, has developed cotton threads that, while remaining flexible and comfortable ...

Why Eco-Fashion Matters

Jasmin Malik Chua | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jasmin Malik Chua

Fashion isn't something that exists in dresses only, as the late great Coco Chanel once said. It has to do with ideas, the way we live, and how we relate to the world around us.

New GMO Cottonseed Is Edible: Scientists Claim It Could Feed Millions

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LUBBOCK, Texas — "The Fabric of Our Lives" may soon feed millions. A Texas researcher has found a way to reduce toxin in cottonseed that until ...

I'm Too Sexy for This Footprint: Eco-Designers Take on Fashion's Carbon Footprint

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

A growing number of eco-designers are trying to reduce their carbon footprint, by using production processes that are gentler on the environment and all natural materials, such as hemp and cotton.

Great, Green Fashion Brands

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Some of the most eye-catching baubles are made of stuff that had a past life--and many of them can be found on Etsy, a global network of artisans selling handmade works.

Green News Report - May 7, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: Fires and bats and bears -- Oh My!; Congress to offer Cash For Clunkers; Some Democrats side with Republicans in stalling cli...

Organic Fabric By The Yard: Why And Where To Get It

Grist.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Organic cotton is expensive but clearly a good fabric to buy, especially in comparison with conventional cotton. The statistics on pesticides in conve...

Supima Cotton for Fashion's Rising Stars

Zandile Blay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Zandile Blay

Brooks Brothers. Ralph Lauren. Lands End. These are just a few retailers who favor Supima cotton, a luxurious, fashion forward brand of cotton cultivated exclusively in America.