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New York City Businesses Do the Right (Green) Thing

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Marcia G. Yerman

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the challenges facing the environment. However, it's crucial to remember that we can all have an impact as individuals...

New Battery Called 'Major Advance' For Patients With Implanted Devices

natureheader | Mark Peplow | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science

A biodegradable, implantable battery could help in the development of biomedical devices that monitor tissue or deliver treatments before being reabso...

PHOTOS: Why This House Could Be Gone In 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

When architect Dominic Stevens fled the city of Dublin, Ireland to live in a biodegradable house on the countryside with his wife and kids, Dwell maga...

College Students Might Not Have To Wash Their Sheets Anymore

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.19.2012 | College

College students are known to play dirty when it comes to washing bedsheets. They either ignore the layer of filth building on their beds until a conc...

Eco Etiquette: Used Mattresses - Icky Or Eco?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. We need a new mattress fo...

You're Either Part of the Solution or You're Part of the Problem

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

After my son was born and I brought him home from the hospital, I looked at my surroundings with new eyes. Everything seemed dirty and dangerous. All I could see was a world that held out potential harm.

Bananas Considered For Greener Car-Building Material

Slashfood | Posted 05.30.2011 | Food

Proving nature is, in fact, often better than anything coming off a conveyor belt, we may soon have cars made from pineapples, bananas and coconuts. A...

How to Love Mother Earth on Valentine's Day

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Monogamy seems greener than the alternative -- think of all that rubber saved from the landfill. If you're not there yet, buy contraceptives from a company that offsets its carbon footprint.

SunChips Bags Are Too Noisy: Yet Another Reason We Suck

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Olien

With all of the country's problems, not to mention the world's legitimate packaging problems, this is the one issue that consumers decide take into their own hands?

The Death of the Biodegradable Bag

Patrick Vergara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Vergara

I was stunned to hear that Frito-Lay was discontinuing use of biodegradable Sun Chips bags due to consumer complaints related to the new material's particularly noisy crinkling.

High-Grade Goods: Take Back-to-School Shopping Back to the Earth

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

These pens and mechanical pencils from Paper Mate look and feel like regular plastic but are made of biodegradable sugar-plant parts. Their packaging is plastic-free and 100 percent recyclable.

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.

Natural Burial Is a Gentler Way to Leave

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.

Natural Burial Expo 2010: Learn How to "Green" Your Farewell

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

The Natural Burial Expo 2010 is being held on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday April 25, 2010 at St. Paul's Christian Church in Raleigh, NC. Organizers r...

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.

Ford Awarded the First "Don't Give Up the Ship!" Award by Washington Hot Spot

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Chalupa

Around the same time Michael Weinstein, the C.E.O. of Ark Restaurants, was wading through the horrors of our health care system trying to help a frien...

Newtown Wastewater Treatment Plant, A Smelly and Unique Stop-Off In Greenpoint During Open House New York

Katharine Jose | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

By 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, all the free tours of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant were full. The tall chain-link fence gate was o...

The Material of Public Art

Mark Mennin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Mennin

The production of plastics, a synthetic, may be greener than the overall impact from fashioning art out of wood, what would seem to be the most organic material.

Life Cycle: Styrofoam: Mark of the Plastic Beast

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that looks at the life and death of everyday things. Your Styrofoam lunch container of Mooshu pork is labeled with...

How Green is Your Gum?

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Gum, as it turns out, is not yet biodegradable, no matter how earth friendly the ingredients are.

America Recycles Day

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

If you read anything in print you should know that the act of recycling paper decreases the demand for virgin pulp thereby reducing the devastation of forests.