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Obama on His Own

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Using his executive authority, President Barack Obama can instruct power plants to slash emissions and order new efficiency standards to cut the energy used by consumer and commercial appliances.

Beyond Fluoride: Pharmaceuticals, Drinking Water and the Public Health

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If we are willing to ingest fluoride to prevent tooth decay, surely we can tolerate a trace of lithium to prevent suicides.

Can Local Farmng Save The Suburbs From Itself? | Forrest Fulton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I believe suburban farming, like urban farming before it, can begin to bring back a more civic, sustainable economy. After urban renewal we need a sub...

No Impact Week: The Enigma of the Water Closet

Robert Glennon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Glennon

The water delivered to our homes is drinking-quality water but we use only ten percent of it for drinking and cooking. We use about one-third outdoors to water lawns. Of the water we use indoors, a third is flushed away.

Brown, Obama and the Dalai Lama

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alexia Parks

President Barack Obama is caught between a rock and a hard place -- between Mr. Brown and the Dalai Lama. Last October, when Barack Obama canceled hi...

How To Green Your Holiday Meal

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Working up a menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or another upcoming holiday? Here are three tips to help you be more environmentally responsible while planning that feast.

Why Is a Republican PA State Rep Calling Iraq and Afghan Vets "Benedict Arnold?"

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Powers

Hundreds of veterans like myself have joined forces with a coalition of nation security organizations to form Operation FREE to raise awareness about the links between climate change and national security.

Robert Redford's Sundance Channel to Air Climate Denier Propaganda

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

In spite of the tsunami evidence that the Great Global Warming Swindle is both laughably wrong and criminally irresponsible, this polemic will air tonight to a nationwide audience on a network renown for its lefty credentials.

Home Decorations Made from Recycled Materials | The Daily Green Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Unforgettable pieces of furniture, clocks, bowls and other items for the home made from salvaged materials....

Danish Police Tear Gasses Naomi Klein Event

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Blogger Cory Morning Star is reporting that international best-selling author and columnist Naomi Klein was speaking at an event in Copenhagen last ni...

Copenhagen Climate Treaty on Death-Watch

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Is the Copenhagen climate change treaty dead? I'm not willing to say that yet, but it's pretty depressing here at the last pre-negotiation session und...

Climate Change A Bigger Threat To Canadians Than Terrorists

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

A new poll commissioned by the Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute on "Threat Perceptions" [pdf] finds that climate change is perceived as th...

20 GOP Politicians Repeat $1,761 Clean Energy Bill Lie

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

For the past few weeks Republicans have latched onto the $1,761 energy tax lie to oppose clean energy legislation.

Unleashing the Green Movement: The Noughties Decade in Review

Patti Prairie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patti Prairie

It might be hard to believe, but we're about to turn the page on the first decade of the 21st century. As 2009 comes to a close, it's a good time to take a look back. Way back.

Laurie David, Will You Marry Me?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

I really don't know what to make of this video. At the least it's very entertaining, but I don't know if it will woo the likes of Inconvenient Truth producer Laurie David to the altar!

How to Green Your 2010

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether you call them resolutions, goals, or lifestyle changes, here are four key measures you can take to make 2010 easier on the planet.

Recycling and Reusable Grocery Bags Won't Solve the Climate Crisis: We Must Do More

Ed Haemmerle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ed Haemmerle

Recycling and reusable grocery bags should be a part of everyones routine. However, if you pride yourself in thinking you have made a difference I must sadly report that you have not.

Solar Is Coming to Town -- Price Shifts, Market Changes And Policy Opportunities to Grow the Midwest's Green Economy

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

Everyone is in search of which clean energy option will be the US's savior from fossil fuels. While wind looks promising, a perfect storm of opportunities might make solar the best game in town.

Where Does A Democrat Go From Here?

Marianne Williamson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marianne Williamson

If Obama doesn't retrieve his spine and retrieve it soon, then his Presidency will go down in the history books as one of biggest disappointments in American history.

Copenhagen Climate Summit In Disarray After 'Danish Text' Leak | John Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The UN Copenhagen climate talks are in disarray today after developing countries reacted furiously to leaked documents that show world leaders will ne...

Life Cycles of Consumable Goods: Lower-Impact Shades of Green

Renée Loux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Renée Loux

Understanding the "life-cycle" of any consumable good offers a fairly accurate sense of how "green" it really is -- basically, where things come from and what happens to them when we are done with them.

Does Your iPod have a Carbon Footprint?

Ginna Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your iPod has a carbon footprint. The holiday season makes me think about all the gifts I've purchased for loved ones and their greenhouse gas emissions.

Mainstream Media Misdirected in Stolen Email Story

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

The mainstream media has swallowed the bait hook, line and sinker, developing an obsession with "Climategate", without ever asking: who performed the illegal hackjob, and how?

Copenhagen Deal: Activists React

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Copenhagen (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Friday a "meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough" had been reached among the U.S., China and thr...

Algae Could Be the Key to Ultra-Thin Biodegradable Batteries

Inhabitat | Ariel Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Algae is often touted as the next big thing in biofuels, but the slimy stuff could also be the key to paper-thin biodegradable batteries according to ...