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Eco-Schmeco: A More Sane Way to Rate Eco-Resorts

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Almost any resort that uses recycled toilet paper and serves shade grown, organic, fair trade coffee can call itself an eco-resort. Why is there no reasonable rating system for them?

Getting Cars and Trucks Ready for Winter

Steve Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Parker

"Winterizing" your bad ride has taken on new meaning. Here are some ways to help guarantee your driving safety this winter.

Ode to Open Windows

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

People are often surprised when they find out I don't have air-conditioning at home. But I couldn't bear to live without open windows. And it turns ou...

National Insecurity and the Dress Code

Lise Van Susteren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lise Van Susteren

It's been nearly 100 degrees in Washington DC for the last several weeks. Yet on every sidewalk and in offices all over the city people can be seen dressed up in suits.

Weekly Mulch: Kicking Our Addiction to AC--Why DC Needs to Step Up

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Mulch: Kicking Our Addiction to AC--Why DC Needs to Step Upby Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger This summer, Americans are cranking up the...

Green News Report: July 8, 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: Record summe...

How Did New Yorkers Deal With Heat Waves in Centuries Past? (SLIDESHOW)

Megan Doherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Megan Doherty

In New York, where concrete ratchets temperatures from hot to hellish, refuge can only be found inside air-conditioned interiors. But how did New Yorkers deal with the heat in the days before A/C?

The 10 Neatest New York Inventions Ever

Alex Santoso | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Santoso

New York, as my friends and family who live there like to say, is the center of the universe and the source of everything important in life. Like Christmas.

Hot in the City

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan A. Schein

What is it about a heat wave in New York that brings out the least green behaviors of some our retailers?

New York Neighbors Are Wonderful! (or Never Install An Air Conditioner in the Middle of the Night)

Pamela Newton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pamela Newton

This little tale is a warning about improperly installed air conditioners, midnight flights of fancy, and heat-induced imbecility but most of all, it's about kind and helpful New Yorkers.

What I Love And Hate About New York

Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan Daniel Harris

Your pizza is too damn good. I'm lucky I don't live in New York, because if I did I'd eat about three loaves of bread a day and start looking like some sort of Mario Batali-John Madden hybrid.

A/C Setting Can Push Couples To Boiling Point | Steve Hendrix | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It was the middle of a steamy summer night, and the frame house in Cleveland Park was quiet, dark and, for Bill Adler, way too hot. ...

Cool Off Without The AC This Summer

Chelsea Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You may want to reconsider blasting your AC in the cars, in your house, and in your workplace (unless you're working outside, 'cause that breeze is fr...

Eco-Celeb Jon Hamm Tries Not To Use Air Conditioning

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mad Men star Jon Hamm agreed, saying, "I hope the trend continues in the next four, hopefully eight years." As an NRDC supporter, "it's nice to be abl...