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10 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Thanksgiving

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Lori Popkewitz Alper

gen change Although every day provides an opportunity for reflection and change, Thanksgiving stands out as the perfect day to kick off a few new habits that will effect the longevity of our planet. If each of us revamped our consumption and waste habits by slightly adjusting what's already in place, the overall impact could be huge.

How To Reduce Your Home's Carbon Footprint This Winter Without Spending Any Money

Laurèn DeMates | Posted 11.07.2014 | Green
Laurèn DeMates

Reductions in energy usage can be achieved even if you rent or are not in the position to spend money right now. Here are 5 simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint this winter without spending any money.

Rented Teslas, and Other Methods for a Greener Commute

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Shane Paul Neil

I live in New York City and have come to endure my daily commute. Now, with clients in Silicon Valley, I'm frequently flying, and it's got me thinking: What kind of global footprint am I leaving? So I did some digging.

People's Climate Change March: Several Different Drummers

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Corinna Clendenen

Climate change is not happening in a vacuum, and speakers referred repeatedly to "corporate greed" as complicit in its profiting from mining and burning fossil fuels. Issues and answers filled the streets.

I Ride a Bike to Work and Would Like Everyone to Know About It

Joe Cristalli | Posted 09.08.2014 | Comedy
Joe Cristalli

How was my weekend? Loaded question, but thanks for asking. I actually had a very relaxing weekend. Obviously I needed it. Why obviously? Oh, had you not heard? I bike to work now. Like, every day. Twice a day if you're being specific.

How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?

James Stafford | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
James Stafford

So while the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever -- it's shaping up to be the most watched, most lucrative and expensive tournament in soccer history -- it's also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse gas-spewing World Cups in history.

McClimate Change With A Side Of Fries

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Polls have shown that Americans are eating less meat than they used to, and that's good news for the environment and wildlife. It could be good news for McDonald's, too, if the company finally decided to add a meat-free sandwich to its line-up.

Electric Cars Aren't Enough -- Try Vegan for Earth Day

Tracy Reiman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Tracy Reiman

Many well-meaning environmentalists need to take a good hard look at what they're eating, as that bacon that they may have had for breakfast is a big part of the problem.

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

The Gigantic Hole In ExxonMobil's Doughnut

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Bevis Longstreth

ExxonMobil, in negotiations with shareholder activists that led to withdrawal of their shareholder proposals, agreed to report to shareholders on climate change. I hope scientists the world around will deconstruct the edifice ExxonMobil has erected.

The Environmental Impact Of Your Hamburger (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 02.14.2014 | Taste

Think your car is the only thing that consumes fossil fuels on a daily basis? Guess again. Believe it or not, food production is a major contrib...

For Atlanta, Some Hard-Won Lessons from Jakarta

Christopher Silver, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Christopher Silver, Ph.D.

True, snow in Atlanta is a rare occurrence. Perhaps this isolated event exposes some fundamental flaws in how a quintessential American city operates.

2014: It's Time for Us to Use All That Data

Joan Michelson | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Joan Michelson

What accomplishments -- professional, community, business, and personal -- do you want to be celebrating this time next year? Here are a few that may resonate with you.

Grow Money With Living Trees

Asif Iqbal | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Asif Iqbal

The project will help people understand the importance of forest protection. It will also change mindsets to make living forests a source of earning rather than cutting them down. However, before we talk more about its benefits, we have some real questions to answer.

Do the Math: Fossil Fuel Investments Add up to Climate Chaos

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

If we want to prevent runaway climate change from getting worse we need to leave the carbon reserves we know about -- and the ones we do not yet know about -- in the ground. So how can we stop the fossil fuel industry destroy our future on this planet?

TheGreenGrok's Top 10 Most Sustainable Halloween Costumes

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

I hate to be a stick-in-the-mud, but if we're serious about making sacrifices to put the kibosh on global warming, we can't leave our "better living by being green" hiding at home while we party on Halloween. Bottom Line: Make sure your Halloween costume is green.

The Hip Hop Scene in Senegal

Off Track Planet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The youth of Senegal have been busting out beats since the '80s. Today, they're influencing the rest of the African continent. Hip hop here is more of a cultural movement covering the social and political life in Senegal (kind of the way New York originally intended it to be).

Why energy producers need to pay heed to global warming

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The world's top climate change scientists are now 95 percent certain that humans are responsible for global warming. That's the headline takeaway from...

Which Airlines Are The Most Fuel-Efficient?

Posted 09.12.2013 | Green

In an age where mile-high airfares have become the norm, largely due to rising fuel costs, which airline is the most fuel-efficient? Apparently, th...

Wake Up, Burners! Time to Get "Radical"

Steve Heilig | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
Steve Heilig

Given their stated high ideals, Burning Man should go truly "carbon-neutral" -- in total, not just at the event.

The Third Carbon Age

Michael T. Klare | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Michael T. Klare

The energy industry is not investing in any significant way in renewables. Instead, it is pouring its historic profits into new fossil-fuel projects, mainly involving the exploitation of what are called "unconventional" oil and gas reserves.

Climate Change Conundrum

Badr Jafar | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Badr Jafar

Existing government energy and emissions policies are often based on misconceptions that lead to ineffective or even counterproductive outcomes. The contradictions in policy belie the poverty of analysis and overabundance of ideology that have gone into crafting them.

City Mouse vs. Country Mouse: Whose Carbon Footprint Is Bigger?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Peter Hanlon

City life can be stressful at times and expensive always, but at least you can take solace in having a small carbon footprint. Tiny apartments to heat and cool, no driving -- of course you're not using as many resources as your suburban and rural brethren! But a new study suggests that urbanites shouldn't be quite so smug.

Top 5 Actions to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

If you've ever had the feeling that your lifestyle changes amount to tiny drops in a very large proverbial bucket, I invite you to consider taking one of these 'Top 5 actions' to fight climate change.

The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Marty Kaplan

Sure, disaster porn is always good for ratings, but though a Superstorm Sandy may momentarily raise the specter of climate change, daily bulletins on the parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere apparently aren't Nielsen enough.