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Apple Resigns From Chamber of Commerce Over Climate Debate

nytimes.com | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Apple has become the latest company to resign from the United States Chamber of Commerce over climate policy....

Humanure: Extreme Composting

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For a well over a decade, 57-year-old roofer and writer Joseph Jenkins has been advocating that we flush our toilets down the drain and put a bucket i...

Outrageous and Excessive Holiday Deals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A big part of the enticement of holiday shopping is getting "deals." Here at HuffPost Green, we think that the frenzy around Black Friday and holiday...

The Fall and Potential Rise of Africa's Lion Populations

Diane Dulken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Dulken

In reality, there has been a sharp and rapid decline in Africa's lion populations; however, a new report points to two strategies that if adopted may help to revive them.

Potential E-Waste Nightmare: Microsoft Bans Nearly a Million Xbox Users

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After discovering nearly a million users had modified their consoles to play pirated games via the Xbox live service, Microsoft gave them the boot fro...

Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Even though most people reuse an artificial tree for up to six years on average, artificial trees would need to be kept for at least 20 years to compete with natural trees on greenhouse impact.

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.

Scenes From Copenhagen's Street Protests (Part II)

Andrew Sniderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Sniderman

The final tally on the day? 250 arrests. No people's assembly. And a whole lot of headlines, but about what?

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.

How to have a Slow Holiday: Re-learning How to Play

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

Polls show that 90% of Americans feel anxiety around the holidays. So I'd like to propose a solution: Don't shop, play. In my family that involves jumping into snowbanks in our bathing suits.

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 t...

Copenhagen Climate Change Conversation

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Check out the Copenhagen climate talks live through our curated Twitter lists. Do you know a tweeter who's perfect for one of these lists? Email us at...

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...

America's Post-Fast Food Era and Europe's Old-Skoolers

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

My Belgian friend, Veerle, asked in an e-mail last week, "Don't you think America is preparing for a post-fastfood period, whereas Europe is slowly entering the fastfood period?"

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.

New Year, New Bag Fee In D.C.

Mother Nature Network | Jenn Savedge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

January 1st ushered in a new era in Washington D.C. It wasn't only the start of a new decade, it was also the day that the district's bag tax went in...

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.

Natural Gas: A Made-in-America Opportunity

Regina Hopper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Hopper

As our nation looks to establish its bona fides on clean energy, while putting Americans back to work, one often overlooked domestic resource stands abundantly ready to make a difference: natural gas.

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.

Lord Monckton, Climate Change Denier, Punked By International Youth Climate Movement (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Lord Monckton may have had it coming. The International Youth Climate Movement decided to confront the well-known climate change denier on camera in C...

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.

We're Number One (in Financial Damage From Climate Change)

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

The real cost of global warming for the US includes rising sea levels, water shortages, species extinctions, expanding diseases, agricultural costs, forest fires, and many other factors.

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 ...

In A Frenzied Copenhagen, Crucial Climate Talks Begin

Grist.org | Jonathan Hiskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Jonathan Hiskes from Grist.org: COPENHAGEN--There was no calm before the storm. At least not over the last few days, not in Copenhagen. The clima...

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...