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The Waxman-Markey Green Jobs Bill Isn't Perfect, But it Is Absolutely Necessary

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Representatives Henry Waxman and Ed Markey Tuesday at long last made public a discussion draft of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). ...

Power Shift '09 - Youth Event of the Year

Jason Pollock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jason Pollock

To describe the feeling of seeing 12,000 politically active college students from around America is not really possible for me to do in words. It's like taking a picture of a sunset.

Greening My House: Power Strips, White Light Lamps, Compost Jars, and Logs Made of Coffee Grounds

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Arianna Huffington

After reading Sloan Barnett's book about greening our homes, I decided to take a closer look at mine. Because, these days, "green" means a lot more than making your house energy efficient. READ MORE Announcing the Launch of the Huffington Post Investigative Fund Watch: Arianna Guest Hosts CNBC's Squawk Box Watch: Arianna Discusses Huffington Post's Investigative Journalism Venture on Morning Joe Watch: Arianna On ABC's Top Line Discussing Obama's Debut On The World Stage Watch: Arianna Discusses Michelle Obama's "Fantastic" Style On CBS' Washington Unplugged

Connecting through Clutter

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

Every day I post an item, tell the story behind it, and give it away to someone who wants it.

Reminder: Don't Mess with Mother Nature, She Has a Long Memory and a Nasty Temper.

Jessica Catto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Catto

"Earth, we still have a problem." That is the transmission from the Aspen Environment Forum held over the last three days in Aspen, Colorado.

College Students Heed Warning on Climate Change, Engage in 'America's Greenest Campus' Competition

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

America's Greenest Campus will find our "greenest" campus community by tracking the personal carbon reductions of college students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Obama's Auto Pitch: Crush Those Clunkers

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

Unveiling his far-reaching auto plan, President Obama gave a nod to a little-noticed movement in Congress to clear the roads of gas-guzzling clunkers best destined for the crusher.

Masonades: Organic Refreshments to Go, Farm Style

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

I'm a big fan of fresh, natural, lemonade and brewed ice tea. I found a way to make my own single-serving sized version in portable containers.

Big Coal Defeat! Rednecks and Greens Announce Victory at Blair Mountain

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

After 500 mountains in Appalachia have been blown to bits by mountaintop removal, one peak was most likely saved: Blair Mountain in West Virginia.

Tweet From SXSWi '09: "Pessimists Die Quickly" (Gulp)

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

I believe we need to place trust in one another and create community-based responses to climate change, whole or piecemeal, in the face of constraints that are bound to grow over time.

An Industry Drunken with Profits

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Exxon has long ago turned the page on Valdez spill twenty years ago. However, for the Alaska residents, especially the fishermen, the nightmare continues.

Buddhist Advice For Tough Times... via Sakyong Mipham

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

When our news is filled with the karmic results of our "Greed is Good!" ways (AIG, Merril Lynch, Madoff and Ponzi schemes), I personally find it helpful to turn back to my Buddhist tradition.

Hybrid Cars Get Compliments -- Why Not My Bike?

Mark Klempner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Klempner

Strange how people think it cool to drive a "green" car, but if they meet someone who doesn't own a car, they infer financial limitation, not ecological choice.

Greening Buildings to Create Jobs

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

New construction typically represents less than one percent of San Francisco's built environment in any given year. Greening existing buildings is more challenging than new construction.

Kids Cancel Catalogs to Save Trees and Planet

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

At the school where I teach, we held a friendly "Catalog Canceling Challenge" among grades three, four, and five to see which group of kids could cancel the most catalogs in thirty days.

New Belgium Organic Mothership Wit -- the Only Thing Better Than Free Beer

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

Who wants "All-American" weak 68 calorie yellow beer trucked halfway around the US? I'd rather drink...water. These days, I'm trying to green my drinking habits.

Dear Santa, Stop Putting Catalogs in My Mailbox

Ted Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Wells

Some of us recycle them, but more than half end up in the landfills where they decompose, releasing methane, an intense global warming gas. They're a massive misuse of natural resources and energy.

Bike-Sharing: An Idea Whose Time has Come

Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Graham Richard

After the great success of high-tech bike-sharing program in places like Paris, with its Velib, and Barcelona, among others, it's about time for the U...

Blamer vs. Cramer: Why Jon Stewart Won the Battle but Might Lose the War

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Randall Amster

Yes, Stewart clearly eviscerated Cramer the other night. Maybe that made some folks feel marginally better about things, but this sort of pistol-whipping palliative (entertaining as it may be) won't in itself turn the tide.

Top Dem Strategist Leaves Politics to Lobby for Utility Industry

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Brian Wolff's new job at the Edison Electric Institute, at least ostensibly, is to make it difficult for his former bosses to succeed on energy policy.

How Is Green Business Doing Today?

Richard Seireeni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Seireeni

Out with the old. In with the new and the green. Damn the torpedoes. Full green ahead.

Government Intervention: Racism and the Moon

Ben Stoddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Stoddard

When the goal is sweeping social change, government intervention has been mostly a stopgap. When the goal is technological progress and invention, government programs have been bloated and slow.

Facts Are Stubborn Things: George Will and Climate Change-

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. John Kerry

This has to stop. A highly organized, well-funded movement to deny the reality of global climate change has been up and running for a long time, but it doesn't change the verdict: the problem is real, it's accelerating, and we have to act.

WWGD? (What Would Greenies Drive?): The Ultimate Green Car

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

These days, almost every auto company promotes the greenness of its fleet one way or another. Some tout their clean emissions , others high miles per...

Three Dangerous Ingredients to Avoid in Skincare Products

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

It's a $36.5 billion premium industry, but cosmetics, reports The New York Times,"are not subject to the [F.D.A.'s] scrutiny before they go on sale. T...