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Earth Day 2013

11 Wins For The Environment Since Last Year's Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

It often seems that environmental news is overwhelmingly negative -- think the recent North Carolina coal ash spill, the West Virginia chemical leak a...

WATCH: Hockey Enforcer Hugs A Tree For Earth Day

Posted 04.22.2013 | Sports

Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference may have succeeded in spreading his love for nature among his teammates. To commemorate Earth Day 2013, Ferenc...

Go GMO-Free

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

April 22 is Earth Day, featuring advocacy, action, and resources to support a sustainable Earth. One way we can celebrate Earth Day is to choose an organic, GMO-free diet.

NYC's Road to Resilience: Our First Earth Day Since Superstorm Sandy

Yetta Kurland | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

This year the celebration of the 44th Earth Day has a heightened urgency for New Yorkers. Though our city has long endeavored to be a leader in environmental advocacy, the reality of climate change in our lives can no longer be ignored.

Earth Day: The Face of Climate Change

Keith Peterman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Keith Peterman

For now, Qatar, like many Arab countries, reclaims water from the saline seas. This process requires energy, and a lot of it. They can do this because their vast petroleum reserves provide the needed energy to desalinate the water -- for now. What about the future?

This Earth Day, Let's Focus on Healthy Homes

Terri Ludwig | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

Today is Earth Day, a time to reflect on our environmental impact and consider shifts toward healthier and more sustainable living. But today I'm not thinking about litter on the side of highways or rapidly depleting rainforests -- my thoughts are with a woman named Nicki and her two little girls in Portland, Ore.

10 Small Ways To Go Green For Earth Day

Posted 04.22.2013 | Green

Happy Earth Day! Today is a time to both celebrate Mother Nature and find ways to improve the world around us. Although going green might be tough ...

LOOK: Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses

Posted 04.22.2013 | Weddings

Your wedding gown may be white, but that doesn't mean it can't also be "green." The Knot spoke with bridal designer Adele Wechsler about her Eco...

How Celebrities Are Observing Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 04.22.2013 | Comedy

Today is Earth Day, and we assume you're celebrating accordingly. How, you may ask? Take some cues from these celebrities to find out the best way to ...

An Earth Day Note for Farmers

Jason Evans | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Jason Evans

Like all entrepreneurs, though, the farmer has a bottom line to maintain and a tendency to view government regulation as a barrier to progress and profit. And, who would blame them?

LOOK: 5 Eco-Friendly Latin American Destinations For Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices

¡Feliz Día Internacional de la Madre Tierra! Happy Earth Day! If there’s one special way to appreciate Mother Earth it’s by exploring it. Wh...

Earth Day Is a Reminder to Move Forward on Combating Climate Change

Gene Karpinski | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Under President Obama's leadership, we've already taken the single biggest step that the U.S. government has ever taken to reduce global warming pollution -- the implementation of a series of historic new rules to increase national fuel efficiency for cars to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025.

Women: At the Center of a Sustainable World

Beka Olson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Beka Olson

My daughter will grow up lucky, healthy, empowered. But the world she'll live in depends on the decisions we make now about how to empower the rest of the world's women.

On Earth Day, Don't Forget to Think Small

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Ys, on Earth Day and throughout Earth Week, we should all think big and call on our leaders in Washington and in statehouses to make a serious commitment to meaningful environmental leadership. But we cannot let the big be the enemy of the small.

In Time for Earth Day, Grand Canyon Locomotive Goes Green

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Christine Negroni

If you are looking for an inspiring place to spend Earth Day, where better than the Grand Canyon where the reasons to protect the environment fill the eye in every direction?

Earth Day: How to Spin Toward a Healthier, Greener Planet

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Each one of us has an important role to play in protecting planet Earth and safeguarding human health. Collaboration is urgently needed across governments, NGOs, businesses, communities, and individuals to ensure a healthier planet and a greener, cleaner world.

Herb Gardening for Healthy Bodies & Planet

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

Although the amount of CO2 stored in herbs is miniscule, it provides a useful, concrete framework for students to conceptualize the carbon cycle, and it might inspire them to grow a more sizable plot of biomass.

Earth Day 2013: Hug A Tree Wearing These!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices

Hooray, it's Earth Day! Which means it's the perfect time to raise the roof in celebration of another day on God's green earth, and give Mother Nature...

LOOK: The 21 Greenest Colleges

Posted 04.22.2013 | College

With a nod to Earth Day, the Princeton Review has released its guide to 322 of the greenest colleges in the United States, with help from the Center f...

Entering a Resource-Shock World

Michael T. Klare | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Two nightmare scenarios -- a global scarcity of vital resources and the onset of extreme climate change -- are already beginning to converge and in the coming decades are likely to produce a tidal wave of unrest, rebellion, competition, and conflict.

A Game of Inches

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Christina Weiss Lurie

It has been said that football is a game of inches and that field position often determines who wins and who loses. Is not the same true when it comes to protecting the planet?

My Wildlife Story

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

In the face of rapid climate change, rampant energy development and continued habitat loss, we must stop the further decline of imperiled wildlife before they slip closer to the abyss of extinction.

Earth Day 2013: Innovations in Clean Tech Are Transforming How We Do Everything

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Joan Michelson

Computers transformed how we do everything, and today, innovations in clean tech are transforming everything again -- including reducing the copious amounts of energy those ubiquitous computers use.

Electricity Fuel for a Greener World

Lisa Wood | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Lisa Wood

As a society, we have just scratched the surface of electricity's potential as a transportation fuel. From seaports to airports to commercial delivery fleets and light rail services new, robust electric technologies are sparking electrification activity across the country.

Let's Give Clean Water a Chance

Yoko Ono | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York
Yoko Ono

For me, it started when gas companies visited my town in upstate New York to pitch a natural gas pipeline that would provide infrastructure for future fracking. I did not want to see my land destroyed.