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Green Wine Labels May Send the Wrong Signal

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

For some wine lovers, going green means sacrificing quality, according to a recent study conducted by UCLA researchers on eco-labeled wines.

Green Building -- The Path to High-Road Jobs

Denise Fairchild | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Denise Fairchild

The American Society of Civil Engineers' 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure defined energy efficiency/renewable energy as the "sweet spot" for immediate job creation. Multiple other studies foresee millions of new jobs in those sectors.

What Is Our Narrative?

Melody Meyer | Posted 08.19.2014 | Home
Melody Meyer

I chance to say this new type of industrial agriculture isn't modern at all but a development of the notion that we can conquer nature rather than be in harmony with her. Modern agriculture has not yet been conceived in its fullest sense.

Land Degradation: A Pathway to Nourishing the Future Is Found in Africa

Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca

Most of these technologies and practices are not new, but their application by hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers has been a major factor in creating impact at scale.

Local Foods: From Fad To Force And What It Means For The Food Industry

Michael Zacka | Posted 08.17.2014 | Home
Michael Zacka

Given the fact that the local foods movement offers consumers so many benefits, sustainably processed and packaged food has an important role to play in supporting the admirable goals of local food advocates and supplementing their needs.

Eve of Extinction?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Evidence pointing to the reality of human caused environmental change is increasingly streaming through global media outlets and information sources.

Meeting Logs: Obama Quietly Coddling Big Oil On 'Bomb Trains' Regulations

Steve Horn | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

When Richard Revesz introduced Howard Shelanski at his only public appearance so far, Revesz described Shelanski as, "from our perspective, close to the most important official in the federal government."

Goats and Governance in Detroit: Spitznagel Meets a Trend He Can't Trade

Nancy Kotting | Posted 08.11.2014 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

When a man of means such as Mark Spitznagel intentionally goes rogue in Detroit, it is not about survival. It is about ego, audacity, entitlement and a blatant disregard for the rule of law.

My Green Mama Confessions

Joelle Wisler | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

I live in organic kale smoothie, non-BPA, gluten-free, cloth diaperin', homebirthin', breastfeed-them-till-they-go-to-college, crunchy green land. And I am an active participator in this culture. Well, not the whole placenta-eating-part. But I do have some confessions to make to my friends and neighbors.

5 Eco-conscious Sunscreens for Outdoor Adventures

Sierra | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Sierra

The sunscreens on our list are chemical-free, protect against both UVA (skin cancer-causing) and UVB (sunburn) rays and are all under $25.

The Magic Behind Apps: An Interview With Qlik Tech CEO Lars Bjork

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Natalie Pace

Ever wonder which companies aggregate all of that big data into compelling and easy-to-use visuals? It turns out that there are three entrepreneurial companies that are leading innovation in the industry.

Open Letter to Obama: The Ages Have Been at Work

Taylor Brorby | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

This past November I sent you an invitation to visit North Dakota, and it seems you have taken up the offer. As I understand it, you will be visiting the Standing Rock Reservation on June 13. I hope you will consider visiting the Fort Berthold Reservation, what I would call Ground Zero of the Bakken oil boom.

Going Green With Catie Marron

Rana Florida | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

"I think the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the High Line is a great example of the value of creative thinking in designing public spaces. So many cities in the world now want to create their own High Lines and are thinking about abandoned spaces in a new way."

This Is The Year To Grow Your Own Food

Jeanne Nolan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Jeanne Nolan

There's a common misconception that if you don't have a green thumb, you cannot grow your own food. And that's 100 percent wrong.

The "Other" Hemp

Erin Schrode | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Erin Schrode

"Weed." "Pot." "Marijuana." The answers began pouring out. College kids are familiar with the five-leaf hemp plant, but only as a drug. The "other" he...

The Broad Stroke of the EPA: Futuristic-Not Fatalistic

Peter Getty | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Peter Getty

We are only a few days away from President Obama's new EPA rules on extant coal-fired power plants and I can't help but be struck by a scary irony.

Remembering Environmental Defenders

Erich Pica | Posted 07.26.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

On Memorial Day, there is nothing more haunting, tranquil and inspiring as listening to taps being played at a cemetery honoring the men and woman who...

Kids Stoppin' Styrofoam at Dunkin' Donuts

Ted Wells | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Ted Wells

There are so many reasons why Dunkin' Donuts shouldn't use styrofoam cups. It's bad for the environment, it's bad for animals, and it causes human health issues.

Feeling the Burn: How a Switch from Oil to Affordable Solar Can Electrify Africa

Erica Mackey | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Erica Mackey

This week, Off.Grid:Electric, a company which delivers clean energy to people in developing countries, was recognized with the 2014 Citi Ashden Award ...

Older, Smaller, Better: New Findings from Preservation Green Lab

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Julia Rocchi [Preservation Tips & Tools] Older, Smaller, Better: New Findings from Preservation Green Lab from PreservationNatio...

Foreign Climate: Why European Right-Wingers Should Be Tree Huggers

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

Although the European right wing parties have varied programs they all have at least two points in common. They are not really concerned with global warming, but rather focus their political efforts on xenophobic concerns.

Climate Warriors of the Island Nation of Kiribati

Fenton Lutunatabua | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Fenton Lutunatabua

Throughout the Pacific, climate change is heightening the intensity of extreme weather events, driving sea levels up and exacerbating droughts. If that's not scary enough, if the world keeps burning fossil fuels as it currently intends to, this is just the beginning for Kiribati, and it can only get worse.

Climate Contrarians Cook Up New 'Controversy'

Michael E. Mann | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green
Michael E. Mann

Recently, a somewhat obscure scientific journal rejected a paper. Somehow, that made the front page of the London Times and spawned a number of articles in the right-wing press. How in the world does a rejected manuscript warrant front-page media coverage? Here's how.

Your Shiny New Game System Is An Energy Disaster

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

For all their graphical improvements and multimedia functionality, there's one place where Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 are sorely la...

Environmental Visualizations That Have Changed Our World

Angel Hsu | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Angel Hsu

The visualizations described below -- and presented in the infographic -- signify striking environmental data presentations and images that have left, and continue to leave, an indelible mark on our planet.