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2010 Predictions: Simpler, Greener Lifestyles

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

In 2010, Americans will look for ways to save a penny or two, and with a few years of practice under their belts they'll get more thrifty. We'll see the following green trends emerge in 2010.

My Electric Summer, When Washington Helped Resurrect the EV

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

If this summer was the coming out party for the electric car, Washington was the host. They may seem unlikely bedfellows, but I'm convinced the EV companies have learned how to play politics.

The Top Green Stories Of The ‘00s

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

IT'S NOT JUST FOR TREEHUGGERS ANYMORE The green tent gets bigger Not so long ago, the word "environmentalist" conjured upper-middle-class white people...

Animals Are Stupid

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ari Solomon

We believe that because animals can't write a book, compose a symphony, or do algebra that we're so much better than them. What a load of bullshit.

Climate Deal Sealed. Sort Of.

May Jeong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
May Jeong

A deal of sort has been sealed in Copenhagen. At 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference officially came to a close.

Green News Report -- October 13, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Rising waters, shrinking glaciers; Slouching to Copenhagen; A Republican breaks ranks? ... PLUS: Even energy companies are...

Hopenhagen: Hope, What Is Hope? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With COP15 officially convening today, Hopenhagen released the third video in their campaign get leaders to act at the summit. The video dares us to ...

NASCAR Goes Green (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the nation's most popular sports is going green. NASCAR, hardly synonymous with environmental innovation, can now claim that ⅓ of all its ven...

The New Faces of Eco-Entrepreneurship: Q&A with Blake Mycoskie (TOMS Shoes), Lauren Bush & Ellen Gustafson (FEED Projects), and Andy Dunn (Bonobos)

Courtney Reum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Courtney Reum

TOMS Shoes, FEED, and Bonobos share the same entrepreneurial spirit as I do, while caring about tomorrow at the same time. So without further ado, please enjoy the following chat.

Addressing All the Components of Local Food

Steph Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steph Larsen

I used to think there were four distinct pieces to a local food system -- production, processing, distribution, and retail. Now I realize there is a fifth -- community.

When Hackers Took My Video Viral

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

On tiny homes, happiness, Freud's nephew, the 'Story of Stuff,' and why massive change will only come about when people realize their lives are better for making a change.

Vermont's Pictureqsue Dairy Farms Have A High Human Cost

The Atlantic | Barry Estabrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Vermont likes to promote itself as a verdant, wholesome state with picturesque black and white Holsteins grazing on hillside pastures. But the postcar...

Scary Stuff: Children's Halloween Face Paints May Contain Lead

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals that some children's face paints contain heavy metals such as lead, nickel and cobalt that can cause lifelong skin sensitization and contact dermatitis.

Americans Love Microwaves -- But are they Safe?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

With the economy still in recession, more American families are eating at home rather than eating out, but most aren't making hearty, traditional meals on the stovetop or in the oven. They're nuking.

Columbia Axes Environmental Journalism, and Malcolm Gladwell Is Okay With That

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Pasternack

The media needs to get over the superficial, celebrity-soaked fad approach to environmental journalism and deliver something that people want: more and better in-depth environmental news.

Reason And Faith In Copenhagen

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

I've spent the last few years working more than full time to organize the first big global grassroots climate change campaign. That's meant shutting off my emotions most of the time.

Where Is The Fossil-Fuel Industry In Copenhagen?

Grist | Jonathan Hiskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just past the security gates and the main entrance to the Bella Center, the site of the Copenhagen climate change conference, attendees must pass thro...

48 Year-Old Blogger Has Gone 9 Years Without Spending Money

treehugger.com | Brian Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Daniel Suelo wasn't poor, a victim of bad luck, mentally ill, or even uneducated. He just decided that he wanted to have nothing to do with money. So ...

The Consequences of Climategate

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

At what point, when we're dealing with wars over resources and the growing chasm between rich and poor leading to political upheaval, will these skeptics step back and say: oops?

Sushi DNA Tests Reveal "Fishy" Fraud

wired.com | Aaron Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

[A] team of researchers from Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History ordered tuna from 31 sushi restaurants and then used genet...

2010 Predictions: Smaller, Smarter, Greener Homes

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Here are five common-sense ways in which Americans will reduce residential energy consumption this year.

Unions Need to Sever All Ties with Anti-Climate Bill Groups

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

Nike and utility giant, Pacific Gas & Electric, have publicly resigned from the US Chamber of Commerce over its opposition to climate protection policies. It's time for labor unions to follow suit.

The Feminist's Dilemma

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ari Solomon

I'm a proud feminist, as anyone who cares about the plight of women on our planet should be. In many parts of the world, women are still treated as pr...

Green News Report - October 1, 2009 (Audio)

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

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Landmark clean energy legislation finally drops in the U.S. Senate; EPA plows forward anyway; Scientists revise their pred...

The Blogosphere Reacts to the Kerry-Boxer Senate Climate Bill

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

The bill as it currently stands is stronger than the American Clean Energy and Security Act in several crucial ways, but it has a treacherous gauntlet to run before reaching the President's desk.