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To cure green fatigue: Overcome green muscle memory

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

Breaking a sweat I love the gym. My mind clears, my body detoxes, my brain gets a shot of endorphins, and I'm far more productive after a workout. ...

Brother, Can You Spare a Planet?

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

The analysis shows we have a burn rate of about 30 percent, meaning we're using living resources that much faster than the planet can regenerate them.

James Woolsey, Secretary Of Energy In McCain's Cabinet?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Former CIA Director, James Woolsey, has been mentioned as a potential pick for Secretary of Energy under a McCain administration. Why? Well, according...

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Secretary Of Energy In McCain's Cabinet?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Republican California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been mentioned as a potential candidate for Secretary of Energy in a McCain administration o...

Investing in Clean Energy Is A Smart Strategy in these Troubled Economic Times

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

For today, energy efficiency makes even more sense in tight financial times. Businesses can't afford to waste energy and drain their bottom lines from high energy bills.

2009 Fuel Economy Guide: Prius Takes #1, Again

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

The EPA has just published... The 2009 Fuel Economy Guide. Hybrids swept the top four spots this time, with the 2009 Toyota Prius ranking as the most fuel efficient car.

John McCain: We Know You by Now...

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

The case against John McCain is quite stark in terms of claims and the realities when it comes to support for renewable energy.

Want to Know the Carbon Emissions for Your Mac?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Apple has released its 2008 environmental report and here's a handy list I've pulled together from their report on the total greenhouse emissions for each model.

Boone Pickens Caught in Several More Lies on Frontline

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

It is starting to look like Pickens has a bad habit of telling a few whoppers in every public appearance. Lie #1: Democratic candidates don't know how reducing CO2 emissions by 60-80% is possible.

Speak Now Against Bush's Great Coal Giveaway

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

After a year of record profits, coal operatives will receive nearly $2.8 billion in tax credits in the recent Wall Street bailout.

Getting It Right at the EPA

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Wonderful things do happen: The new EPA standards tighten the allowable lead level by a factor of 10 down to 0.15 micrograms of lead per cubic meter of air.

There Aren't Enough Spidermen

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

We are spending more than $2 billion of US taxpayer money to send another rover to Mars next year, when so much of our own planet remains unexplored and unknown.

The Economic Crisis and the Environment

Michael T. Klare | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

How will the current economic crisis affect this picture? As in so many things, there's both good news and bad news.

Seasonal Cooking: Tips from a Green Chef

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Chef Karen Jurgensen learned the tools of her trade in forward-thinking restaurants and catering kitchens in the 1980s. She now advocates for local food in restaurants and teaches folks how to craft seasonal menus.

Jimmy Carter Should Receive the Truman Legacy Award for His Energy Positions

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Byron Williams

America eschewed Carter's clarion call for conservation, opting instead to see itself as a shining city on a hill that required no change in its energy consumption.

What Does Green Mean?

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley and his top aides--and by extension most aldermen--are big on the idea of making Chicago the greenest city in the country. In fact, some s...

Can You Catch McCain-Palin Getting It Right?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The McCain-Palin ticket gets basic facts about energy and the environment (and their own records) wrong so consistently that I'm issuing a challenge to illustrate the point.

Day One: There Is a New Green in Town

Sloan Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sloan Barnett

The cause of my son's asthma may have been me. I may have been poisoning my own son by using certain cleaning products.

Should We Cut Back Spending In Response to the Economic Crisis?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Roberts

grist.orgI'm no expert in macroeconomics. You probably aren't either. But there's a battle over macroeconomics shaping up, and everyone keen on shifti...

Do Americans Care about Climate Change?

Jeremy Jacquot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeremy Jacquot

Even I was surprised by the results of the just-released survey which found that only 18 percent of Americans "strongly believe" that is real, man-made and potentially harmful.

New Greenhouse Effect: Global Cooling?

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Roofs account for 25% of total surface area in most cities, and pavement accounts for around 35%. If 100 major cities covered that space with reflective materials, it could offset as much as 44 metric gigatons of heat-trapping gases.

Our Crisis Is Not Economic -- Part Two

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen C. Rose

It is no longer heresy to suggest that by continuing our automobile economy we are throwing money, architecture, design and ecology down a black hole.

Pint-Size Eco-Police, Making Parents Proud And Sometimes Crazy

The New York Times | LISA W. FODERARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sometimes, Jennifer Ross feels she cannot make a move at home without inviting the scorn of her daughters, 10-year-old Grace and 7-year-old Eliza. The...

4 Reasons Why Recession is BAD for the Environment

Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Graham Richard

1) When squeezed, companies will reduce their investments into research & development and green programs. These are usually not short-term profit cent...


Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Michaels

Hotels are looking for new ways to run more efficiently and looking to nature to give them some ideas. The latest in green technology is allowing hote...