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Citizens Fiddle, Obama Dances

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

When things are not going well, until you get the truth out on the table, no matter how ugly, you are not in a position to deal with it. -- Bob Seel...

3 Tips to Green Your Child's School

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Do you see a lot of waste going on at your children's schools? Use these three tips to help green your local educational institutions.

Black Friday Rehab

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John DeCock

This year, celebrate Black Friday as Buy Nothing Day. Go one full day without a single consumer transaction. But keep the TV off.

How to Green Your Thanksgiving

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

If you're grateful for the natural world this Thanksgiving, you're likely to appreciate these tips, which aim to help you preserve the planet while planning your holiday festivities.

Arnold Fields, Afghanistan Reconstruction Watchdog, BLASTED By Congress

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. official charged with combating corruption in the multibillion-dollar effort to rebuild Afghanistan failed Thursday to con...

Meatless Monday: Wasted In America

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

According to a recent study, we toss, uneaten, a quarter to half of all food produced in this country. This is wrong every day of the week but especially today, America Recycles Day.

PHOTOS: True Halloween Horrors -- Scary Toxic Lagoons

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hold your nose and run for cover! Many people think that waste from mining, nuclear power, and even sewage is out of sight, out of mind. Not so much...

Tequila Industry To Tackle Its Huge Waste Problem?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

a new company is hoping to tackle the incredible waste coming from distilleries, taking on everything from composting to renewable energy production a...

How to Green Your Hotel Stay

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Avital Andrews

Vacations can be wonderful -- but some people check out of their eco-values as soon as they check into a hotel. These three tips should help you keep your hotel stay green.

Hungary Factory Reservoir Bursts, Floods Towns With Toxic Waste

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary — The reservoir of an alumina plant in western Hungary burst on Monday, flooding several towns with towering waves of red slud...

PHOTOS: Hempcrete, Earthships, And More! The Coolest Home Design Trends

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The modern home builder has a bevy of options for building a sustainable, low-energy, non-toxic building. From hemp, to corn cobs, to old tires, to sm...

Thinking About a Textile Recycling Program? What Every City Should Consider

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

City recycling programs can't stop at bottles and cans. There's still a lot more local leaders can do to drive down the amount of waste sent to costly landfills each year.

The Pentagon Owes the United States $1 Trillion

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

For a trillion dollars of wasted defense spending over ten years we got a smaller Navy and Air Force and a tiny increase in the size of the Army.

Solar Waste Recycling: Can the Industry Stay Green?

Erica Gies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erica Gies

As solar moves from the fringe to the mainstream, insiders and watchdog groups are beginning to talk about producer responsibility and recycling in an attempt to sidestep the pitfalls of electronic waste.

Time to Discipline DOD: The Disappointing Perry-Hadley Report

Gordon Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gordon Adams

The struggle to discipline the defense budget and reign in the Department of Defense has begun. Growing concern about the deficit, combined with grow...

Finding Parallels Between New York City and Mokattam, a Garbage Village in Cairo

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diana Mao

My experience has shown to me that even in a developed region like New York City, you will find traces of extreme economic inequality, just like in Cairo.

The Writing on the Wall: Why Americans Have to Be Brought Low

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

We need to run out of water; we need to run out of money; we need to run out of gas.

Burt's Bees Are Busy on the Sustainability Front

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegreengrok.com.A report from the headquarters of Burt's Bees. If you think about it, Burt's Bees -- maker of lip balms, skin cr...

Mother Earth: What Have You Done For Me Lately?

Donna Henes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donna Henes

While saving and conserving are admirable virtues, perhaps it is more fruitful to think not of giving something up, but rather of giving something back to Mother Earth.

Getting the Picture

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Schmock

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Are the Dartmouth data wrong?

H. Gilbert Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
H. Gilbert Welch

Is there really waste in American medical care? Yes, Virginia, there really is waste in American medical care.

Waste Land -- Recycling as an Artistic Statement

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The inspiration for the movie Waste Land was in part sparked by a visit to New York City's mammoth Fresh Kills, formerly the world's largest landfill.

Aid money goes to security profiteers

Rowan Moore Gerety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rowan Moore Gerety

Each month, a handful of UN Agencies and a score of of international NGOs pay $1000 for each of hundreds of posts requiring 24/7 surveillance by ...

How Much Will Each F-35 Cost?

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

Whatever that final unit cost may be, to predict it now will surely be met with derisive laughter from advocates of this ongoing disaster -- laughter that will last only until the actual bill arrives.

A Cloud in Every Silver Lining: The New Obstacle to a Green-Tech Revolution

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Rare earth elements are essential to many of the green technologies we're betting on to launch the new low-carbon economy. But while demand for rare earths has grown, their production has not.