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Natural Burial Is a Gentler Way to Leave

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.

Not Great News for the Allergy Sufferers Among Us...

A. Siegel | Posted 05.26.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Global warming has almost certainly already made allergy conditions worse and we've only seen the tip of the iceberg so far. Time to stock up on Benadryl and consider buying some drug company stocks.

Cochabamba PWCCC - Latinos and the Environment

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kety Esquivel

This blog post was written by Angela Adrar, Lance Rios and myself (Kety Esquivel). "As a Colombiana naturalized in the US, going to Cochabamba for t...

Natural Burial Expo 2010: Learn How to "Green" Your Farewell

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

The Natural Burial Expo 2010 is being held on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday April 25, 2010 at St. Paul's Christian Church in Raleigh, NC. Organizers r...

Deja vu: The Dirty Aftermath of Ixtoc 1 Oil in the Gulf

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The blowout at the Ixtoc 1 oil well more than three years ago provides a sobering conclusion. We still haven't come to grips with the long-term impact of oil spills on the environment.

Energy Filmgoer: Carbon Nation

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Carbon Nation, a film by Peter Byck is an endearing film, in no small part because of the interviewees.

Educating for Democracy: Lessons for the Next Millennium

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Shatzky

Teaching for the next millennium would mean would mean moving toward a self-sustaining environment, in which the simpler pleasures of life would become central to our existence.

Haiti's Fish and Coral, An Untold Story Of Environmental Loss

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Some aid projects have focused on restoring the country's forests, but few have tried to fix the generations of harm that has been done to Haiti's coral, its mangroves, its beaches and, most of all, its fish.

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.

Lambro River Oil Spill May Create 'Ecological Disaster' In Italy

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — An oil spill that fouled a small river in northern Italy reached the Po River on Wednesday, with officials warning of an ecological disas...

Video: How Small Changes in Driving Add Up To A Big Win for the Environment

Ian Welsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ian Welsh

A delightful stop motion tilt-shift timelapse video on greenfleeting: making fleets of automobiles more environmentally friendly.

In The Public Interest: What's Next for High-Speed Rail?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phineas Baxandall

Given sufficient, sustained government investment, a high-speed rail network could compete with intercity commuter air travel while benefiting America's economy and environment.

Earth and the Balance of Powers: What the Citizens United Ruling Means for the Environment

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Corporations are not just citizens united to make protected speech, but artificial structures entitled to legal and tax advantages different from individual citizens. They exist for the avowed purpose of making money -- not advocating policy.

Energy Bookshelf: Ten More Worth Your Time Than Super Freaky Crap

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

The authors of Superfreakonomics super(freaky)star status means that they and their travesty of a book will get attention despite its non-truthful truthiness and misleading mediocrity on climate-change.

Al Gore's Our Choice: Progressive Book Club Review

Progressive Book Club | Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bill McKibben Progressive Book Club Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis By Al Gore Rodale, 2009 There's been a certain amount of debate ...

India: Bangladore Looks Toward Recycled Plastic Highways

GlobalPost | Saritha Rai | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Hard Questions In Hard Times

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Eldering, as a way of thinking about mid-life leadership, is based on the notion 'wisdom in action.' Our vision is for the Boomer generation to take responsibility for our society and our world and "clean up the mess" before we die.

Recycling Plastic: What a Waste

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Every day, single-use plastics ("SUPs" bottles, bags, packaging, utensils, etc.) made from petrochemicals are thrown away in huge quantities after one use, but they will last virtually forever.

Organics No Better Than Chemical/GMO/Sewage Sludge-Soaked "Food"?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Studies like the FSA report need to look beyond the dinner plate and recognize that organic farming's avoidance of chemicals offers health benefits beyond nutrition.

DoE's Chu Wants to Gut Long-Term/Long-Range Fuel Cell Vehicles Program in Favor of Short-Term/Short-Range Plug-In Hybrids

Peter Hoffmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hoffmann

American car makers and the government didn't take the Japanese seriously with their funny little, cheap-to-run, quality cars. Ditto with the Koreans, Toyota and Honda.

Eco-Extrava-gay-ances

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

In an industry-wide turn-around, many high-end labels are trying to change their luxury goods businesses by "double air kissing" new environmental and labor standards.

Eco-Shopping Made Easy: Green Depot Opens in New York City

Dave Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Pinter

Green Depot, a new retail concept aimed at making eco-conscious shopping easier, opened today in New York City. The 3,500 sq ft flagship store is consumer friendly, informative, and unique.

What the World Needs Now: a Green Jon Stewart.

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

A mainstream talk show would reach millions of Americans each night, and in so doing, do for green interests what Jon Stewart has done for politics: make it accessible.

Stimulate Me

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

In the spirit of out with the bad and in with the good, below are some thoughts (big and smaller) for "good" elements to include in the stimulus plan.

Recycled Light Has Never Been So Beautiful...

Hillary Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hillary Newman

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