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Wasting Food? It'll Cost You

XPRIZE | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

One wonders if such an intrusive idea could ever take hold in the U.S., where the belief in personal freedom often trumps consideration of the common good, and the idea of government-issued ID cards and RFID tracking is often seen as suspect.

This Spiky Shower Curtain Concept Kicks You Out After 4 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.27.2015 | HuffPost Home

There's nothing quite like a nice, long shower to relieve stress and feel refreshed, but there are environmental consequences to enjoying th...

5 Ways Starbucks Is Robbing You

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.23.2015 | Taste

Starbucks: Can't live with it, can't live without it.    The international coffee chain, which, as of 2012, boasted 17,651 locations, is be...

How a Financial Advisor Wastes Money

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

I've bought so much junk that now just sits in my basement collecting dust. Some of it I used for a short time, some of it I never really needed. I probably need to take my own advice and wait 24 hours before making any purchase. That way, if I truly need it and still want the item, I've avoided the impulse buy.

Removing Toxic Electronics From NYC's Waste

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

While the dangers of climate change attract more attention than other environmental issues, the problems of waste and toxics also persist -- and are worthy of attention and action.

8 Ways Startups Spend Resources Without Adding Value

Marty Zwilling | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur I know is short on resources, including time, money, and skills. The last thing they can afford is to waste any of these, but in my mentoring and coaching activities, I see it happening all too often.

Drs. W. vs. Dr. Pepper for World Environment Day

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Last week, I attended the annual International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences in Montclair, N.J. Occurring for the first time in the United ...

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

France Wants To Forbid Supermarkets To Destroy Unsold Food

AP | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms ...

Two Birds With One Stone: Transforming Waste Into Biofuel

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Around the global south, cities struggle to provide electricity and energy to all their residents, and unsurprisingly, the poorest residents are most likely to remain disconnected from formal power systems. Many of the same cities also face an immense garbage challenge: what to do with overwhelming amounts of unsanitary and even toxic waste.

Earthly

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Paula Gordon

All politics are local, all days are Earth's. So is it silly that I celebrate finding a company that recycles what I used to toss? Or that I've figured out "starters" for making yogurt sans a heap of "number 5 plastic " yogurt containers? No!

Earth Day: A Two-step Strategy Makes a Sustainable Difference

Brian Kennell | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Sustainability is top of mind as this week we mark Earth Day and Arbor Day, tributes aimed at raising respect for the environment. That makes this the perfect moment to note a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report that says, "Brands that place packaging" into commerce must take more responsibility for its life cycle impact.

Cavan Sieczkowski

Temporary 'Trash' Artworks Put Our Oceans' Waste In Perspective

HuffingtonPost.com | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts

Alejandro Duran could not believe how many shoes washed up on the shores of Sian Ka'an, a nature reserve located along the east coast of Mexico's Yuca...

'Trash Mountain' Rises Up In Mumbai As City Runs Out Of Space For Its Own Waste

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green

We have a waste problem. The world throws a lot of things away -- measured to be about 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day in 2013, a number expe...

Sounding a Royal Alarm for the Ocean

Andreas Merkl | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

Last Wednesday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, speaking in Washington, DC, to an audience of 100 governmental, corporate and nonprofit leaders, sounded the alarm about the ever-increasing quantities of plastic waste entering the ocean.

"Waste Not" Never Looked Like This

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.16.2015 | Taste
Liz Neumark

Guaranteed, you will look at your pantry and fridge differently.

Am I Still A Rebellious Mom if I Use Disposable Diapers?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

I have a confession to make: I am hardly using cloth diapers anymore. There it is. I said it out loud. It feels good to get this off my chest.

6 Catchphrases to Connect Your Children to Nature

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.12.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Because words send powerful messages to children, you can further help your children connect to nature by associating their wonderful experiences in nature with meaningful catchphrases related to nature.

Banning Styrofoam, Managing Our Waste, and Promoting Sustainability

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The public's increased awareness of the environmental impact of material disposal has led to support for measures such as New York's styrofoam ban. It has also led to a certain amount of moralizing and anti-consumption ideology that, in my view, is less useful.

Poetic Photographs Of Plastic Bags Shed Light On Our Consumer Society

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts

"There are some 500 billion plastic bags every year in the world," photographer Alain Delorme exclaimed to The Huffington Post. "Made in a few seconds...

Government Gold-Plating

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

In addition to supporting members of Congress and civil servants, U.S. taxpayers support welfare recipients. And they support them lavishly, too. Hawaii, Massachusetts, and D.C. residents receive sizeable welfare payments (Read: salaries).

Big Beverage vs. The Environment: The Battlefield in Massachusetts

Phil Sego | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Phil Sego

It seems that it was just yesterday that people drank water from bubblers, and that buying a cold drink meant buying Coke, Pepsi, or 7-Up. But over the past 30 years, there has been a huge shift in what we're drinking -- and how much of it we're drinking, and even where we are drinking it.

Falling in Love With Kathmandu's Trash Heaps

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Robert J. Rosenthal

I'd like to believe that with time and distance from the 1996-2006 insurgency, this issue, and others, will be ironed out and given the attentions -- and solutions -- it deserves.

Recycling Innovation

Jancy Langley | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Jancy Langley

Innovation is iterative. Sometimes change requires interns with fresh perspective. Sometimes it requires people with long-term industry knowledge who understand the parameters of the box we need to think our way out of. Sometimes it requires both.

This Is Why You Don't Mess With The Garbage Man

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

A Minnesota trash hauler is down in the dumps after officials say he illegally unloaded more than a ton of garbage in a customer's driveway as retalia...