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Gunpowder and Independence: Rethinking the Fourth

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

Most of the explosions of color that will light up American skies tonight are fueled by compressed gunpowder. What's more, they leave a trail of barium compounds behind that can poison our patriotic hearts.

Carrotmob: Organizing People To Shop At Most Green Local Store (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Sean Morrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new environmental advocacy group is using a mix of satirical rap music and 'shopping advocacy' to achieve its goal. The group, called Carrotmob, org...

Best Sunscreen. Angela Lindvall Talks Natural Sunscreen, Organic Sunscreen, Biodegradable Sunscreen, Hypoallergenic Sunscreen | Stephanie Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last summer, there was a lot of talk of nanoparticles after the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and other consumer advocacy groups questioned their ...

Fireworks Safety. Avoid Fireworks Accidents With Fireworks Alternatives | Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Although it may seem hard to imagine a Fourth of July celebration without fireworks, it's also true that the gunpowder-propelled attractions cause pol...

Price Of Oil: Hidden Oil Subsidies | Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Econ 101: Subsidies One of the many problems with subsidies is that they are almost impossible to repeal. That's because they usually give big ben...

Gisele Bündchen's Green Blog | Paula Alvarado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen has showed concern over environmental matters in the past, more recently getting involved in a campaign to rai...

Permafrost Threatened by Rapid Retreat of Arctic Sea Ice

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

A new study warns that the integrity of carbon and methane sequestering permafrost is threatened by the rapid retreat of Arctic Sea Ice, and this summer may see the first ice-free North Pole for the first time in recorded history.

Will 2010 be the Year of the Green Car?

Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Graham Richard

It seems like the next generation of green(er) cars will be with us soon. A slew of announcements for plug-in hybrids and electric car all show the same time stamp: 2010. Here's what's coming up.

Greening Hollywood: Arianna on The Green Carpet at The Millennium Awards

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Arianna was chosen to present the California Environmental Leadership Award to the LA Unified School District at Global Green's annual Millennium Awards held in Santa Monica June 14th.

American Idol: Making A More Sustainable Finale

Newscorp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Take a behind-the-scenes look at what made the American Idol Season 7 Finale FOX's "greenest" finale yet. American Idol: Making A More Sustainable Fi...

The Wave of the Future

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

Imagine the possibilities if you were able to accurately gauge and monitor a building's carbon footprint...

Oil Prices Rising, Bike To Work: 12 Tips To Get Started

The Green Guide | Ben Jervery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now that the winter snow and April showers have finally subsided, it's the perfect time to tune up the old two-wheeler and pedal your way to work. It ...

Power Failure: McCain's Batteries Are Flat

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

McCain says nothing about the ecological consequences of the technology behind the car battery contest. He speaks merely of cost, wanting us all to be able to maintain our lifestyle -- just pay less.

How To Green Your Wedding

Ecofabulous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A wedding is a very personal occasion. It can mean a trip to city hall or an extravagant event that takes a year of planning and careful execution (o...

Fishing for Sustainable Spots in Cape Cod

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

Before when I visited it seemed little eco-progress was being made. But this time is different! There are quite a few new businesses with green themes; I think a sea change just might be coming.

Green House: New Trophy Home Is Small And Ecological

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The New York Times declares that the new "trophy home" is small, ecological and has its own new designer rating: For the high-profile crowd that tur...

Summer Recession Tips: Save Money, Stay Cool, Save The Planet (SLIDESHOW)

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

From turning off the lights to using a fan to keeping the AC fine-tuned and humming, there are plenty of no-brainer ways to eco-nomize through the summer months.

Green Your Travel, Low Carbon Vacation

Planet Green | Collin Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's beginning to look a lot like summer, and with the kids out of school and the warm, sunny weather, it's vacation time for many of us. But with f...

Gary, Indiana Mayor and his Tax-Funded Hummer (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Sean Morrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Is FOX News taking a green outlook? In a piece aired on June 20th on the normally conservative station, Neil Cavuto grills Mayor Rudy Clay of Gary, In...

NOAA Makes it Official: Extreme Weather Due to Climate Change

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Congress, candidates and electorate take note: The extreme weather the U.S. has been experiencing is due to climate change and is expected to become more extreme in the future.

Green Nightclubs Harness Sustainable Power Of Dance

Treehugger | Bonnie Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Are you ready for it--the first eco-nightclub in the UK is about to hit town. While the idea of clubbing may seem alien to some, doing it environ...

Vegetarian Singles Go Green Eco-Friendly Organic Dating

Planet Green | Collin Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you've learned to successfully skip the styrofoam, are growing your own food, and are helping audit (and reduce) your office's waste, but still h...

McCain: Lock-Step and (Oil) Barrel

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

While Obama was in Illinois shoveling sand in bags to hold back the Bush-neglected infrastructure that was crumbling around him McCain was on his way to accept whoops and cheers from oil industry insiders.

Fear of a $25 Corndog: If the Good Lord's Willing and the Creek Don't Rise

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Dalton-Beninato

As the rivers converge and and the crest moves south, national efforts to shore up our levees ought to look like someone is building the pyramids. The...

MTV Real World's Green Makeover

Treehugger | Summer Rayne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green "If you build it..." A little while ago I got a call from my friend Pete Griffin over at Think MTV. "We're going to build a green house ...