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Best Green Toiletries: Sniffing Around For Greenest Deodorant?

Grist | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Upon moving to Washington, D.C., about a year ago, I quickly realized two things: Our Nation's Capitol was built on a swamp and The Hill is called tha...

Peak Oil Reader: Where To Start Learning About Peak Oil

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Peak oil is the point at which worldwide oil production is reached. Once the oil supply peaks, petroleum extraction will decline, prices will increase...

New Solar Panel Loan Will Light Up The Neighborhood

Time | Bryan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There were limits to how green Bruce Letvin was willing to go. For years, the 53-year-old anatomy professor had wanted to install solar panels on his ...

Kangaroo Meat Better For Environment

Reuters | Michael Perry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SYDNEY - Farming kangaroos instead of sheep and cattle in Australia could cut by almost a quarter the greenhouse gases produced by grazing livestock, ...

8 Ecofriendly Facebook Applications

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Aside from being a welcome distraction for office drones across the country, Facebook applications can do some good.

Will China Design The First Plug-In Hybrid?

Treehugger | Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BYD is China's largest battery maker. Chances are, if you have a cellphone or a mp3 player, you have one of their products. The company is getting int...

The Forgotten Extinction: Heritage Livestock

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

Due to the assembly line style of meat production, the animals we eat have dwindled to a small number of industrial-strength breeds.

From Oil To Natural Gas Heating: More Americans Switching

Wall Street Journal | Jeremy Singer-Vine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Suzanne and Dave Francione figured they could reduce their heating bill by $1,300 this winter by switching from oil to natural gas, so they called the...

GOP Rep. To Pelosi: Jesus Already Saved The Earth

TPM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kooky Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn't need to save the planet because Jesus already did...

A Cooler Shade of Giving

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Whittle

Recently we launched GlobalGiving Green - a new part of the site that highlights projects that BOTH fight global warming AND improve local economic, ...

Gotta Be There At Invesco Field

Calvin Gipson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Calvin Gipson

Yes, I admit I'm caught up in Obamamania. I have been one of the fans (as the McCain campaign likes to describe me) ever since I saw Obama speak in January at Denver University.

How To Transition Your Home Off Oil

Chelsea Green | Stephen and Rebekah Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Puttering around your own home, you may think the possibility of freeing it from fossil fuels to be somewhat remote. As our culture has progressed dow...

Drop In V-8 Engine Demand Prompts Ford To Fire 300 From Detroit-Area Plant

AP | Dee-Ann Durbin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. is laying off 300 workers at its Romeo Engine Plant near Detroit because of a drop in demand for its V-8 engines, a com...

Who's Getting The Oil Industry's Support? Obama Favored By Exxon Employees, McCain Raised More Oil Money

Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Sheppard

While McCain has brought in three times more money from the oil and gas industry, Obama is the favored candidate of executives from several of the biggest companies, including ExxonMobil, according to reports from Federal Election Commission as of July 29, 2008.

How To Get Your Town Off Oil

Chelsea Green | Rob Hopkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You might, hopefully, be thinking that you would like to start a Transition Initiative in your community. You might be looking around you and wonderin...

Democratic And Republican Conventions Vow To Be Greener Than Ever

Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kate Sheppard

Both the Democratic and Republican national conventions have pledged to go greener this year. And they've drawn mockery for their efforts -- particularly the Democrats.

Life Cycle: Think Yoga is Healthy? Not on a PVC mat.

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that takes a closer look at the stuff we use and love. It's the end of class. You're breathing deeply, surrenderi...

Beijing's Eco-lympics

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

Take a moment to consider the U.S. and China's experiences through the prism of the Olympic Games. You may be surprised how similar the two countries are.

Beijing's Green Olympics: How Green Are The Games?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The events leading up to today's opening ceremony illuminated much of Beijing's environmental issues. China went to great efforts to reduce the city's...

Teen Drives On One Tank Of Gas For Entire Summer (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

20-year-old Danni Brancaccio vowed to drive the entire summer on one tank of gas. With 238 miles and 55 days behind her, the Portland, Oregon teen has...

Solar Panel Mandate In Marburg: Too Green, Too Soon?

New York Times | Nicholas Kulish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MARBURG, Germany -- This fairy-tale town is stuck in the middle of a utopian struggle over renewable energy. The town council's decision to require so...

Number of the Day: 38 MPG

Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Graham Richard

38 -- That's the number of miles per gallon (US gallons) that the average passenger car in the UK is getting according to the British Department of Tr...

Slow Food Movement: How To Eat "Slowly"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With 85,000 members in 132 countries according to its website, Slow Food International is a grassroots project created in response to the fast food mo...

10 Creative Ways To Reuse Your Junk Mail

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

100 billion pieces of junk mail are sent annually, which accounts for one-third of all United States mail. According to Treehugger, Americans spend ov...

5 Things You Didn't Know Were Biofuels

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When talk turns to biofuels, it often soon turns to food shortages next. Biofuel doesn't have to be made from food staple crops, though. Here are fi...