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Don't *@#! Where You Eat

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

Day in, day out, it feels like the exact same scene. A 360-degree view to the horizon consisting of big dark waves, the odd bird or flying fish and nary a boat, island or anything else of interest.

Bottled vs. Tap -- What's the Difference?

Margaret Hyde | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Margaret Hyde

In my quest to consume less plastic and protect my children, I had my water tested by several companies.

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate World Water Day

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Newman

World Water Day is a great way for us to start thinking about our personal impacts on our oceans, no matter where we live.

The Cost of Bottled Water

Ed Begley Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ed Begley Jr.

Not only does bottled water take valuable water resources from locations around the country that need them, but it uses huge amounts of fossil fuel to bottle and deliver it, leaving in its wake a literal ocean of unrecycled plastics.

Plastic Makes Perfect: Has Cosmetic Surgery Reached a Tipping Point?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

I don't judge anyone who wants to improve their appearance. I mean, who doesn't? But as a society, I think we've gone far enough with the obsession to make plastic into perfect.

Green News Report -- May 13, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate bill f...

Go, Dog, Go: Next Vacation, Bring Your Pup

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

When it comes time to hit the road with your furry companion, consider packing these green, portable accessories as well.

Green News Report -- February 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Great white sharks more scarce than endangered tigers; Vermont says no to nukes; End of the line ...

Fight the Foam: Join the Packaging Police

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

After cutting open yards of plastic packing tape, I was appalled to find acres of bubble wrap, then those absolutely impossible Styrofoam "peanuts" which will still be in the landfill 200 years from now.

How To Reduce Your Carbon Forkprint (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here at HuffPost Green, we are getting very busy with our Week of Eating In, but that doesn't mean we aren't looking ahead to the inevitable day where...

California Takes an Important Step Forward with BPA Announcement

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

The widespread use of BPA in our food packaging has resulted in the contamination of our food and also our bodies. Today, California took an important step in protecting the public from the toxic chemical.

Green News Report -- January 26, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Your weather says cold, but your climate (and NASA) says HOT; Oil, oil, toil and more trouble; Plastic bag taxes -- do they ...

10 Shocking Products Full Of Petroleum

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

About one quarter of the oil consumed in this country is used for industrial purposes. Plastic production is the most obvious example, as awareness gr...

Chemicals In Everyday Products Turning Boys Into Girls?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

A new report from the Danish Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), highlights the critical risks facing toddlers from gender bending chemicals in everyday products.

Air Travel Made Greener: 4 Tips

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Though air travel is unavoidable at times, there are a few things responsible travelers can do to make flights greener.

Coke Announces Global Rollout of Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

inhabitat.com | Ariel Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

[Coke] has announced the global rollout of its PlantBottle, a plastic bottle made from a blend of petroleum-based materials and 30% plant based materi...

Halloween? Bah, Humbug!

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy festive holidays as much as the next person, but we eco-freaks can't help ourselves from sucking the fun out of things, particularly when it comes to harming children.

Cleaning Up the Language Around Ocean Pollution

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Due to our inability and slowness to adequately describe and respond to the threat, certain areas of our coasts and oceans have become overwhelmed by plastic.

No More Plastic Water Bottles

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

I attempted to estimate the number of plastic bottles of water sold in Grand Junction in one week. But discount giants and other corporations hold on to sales figures tighter than oil companies hang on to fracking formulas.

Masculinity In Boys Affected By Plastic Softeners

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Boys born to mothers who have above-normal levels of the controversial chemicals known as phthalates in their urine are less likely to exhibit masculi...

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.

Is Plastic Making Us Fat?

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

No one's blaming these compounds for the country's entire obesity epidemic fast food and lack of exercise are not off the hook but emerging research p...

Life Cycle: The Birth and Death of Your Bootleg DVDs

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Your cinematic experience leaves its mark not only on your heart, but on the planet.

Life Cycle: Pop vs. Soda? Either Way It's Made with (GMO) Corn.

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that looks at the environmental impacts of everyday things. Last week we talked about popcorn. Chemically flavored...

The Real Health Care Problem: Packaging

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Some may say that the public option's costs and financing are the profound issues of health care today, but I believe the real problem is packaging -- and I am not talking about environmental impact!