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

Joe Cristalli | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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 06.27.2014 | 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.

Follow the Plastic Bag Example, Nudge Polluters to Pay

Gernot Wagner | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Gernot Wagner

There is one policy that seems to bridge the gap between the type of non-intrusive nudges Sunstein champions and the type of policies he knows are ultimately necessary to do something about global warming. They're called bag taxes.

Greening Your Financial Life: Tips from Ally Bank

Diane Morais | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Diane Morais

Just as driving a hybrid vehicle means less time spent filling up and using less water means shorter showers, greening your finances doesn't just help save the environment -- it saves you time.

Senate Spurns Bid to Block Carbon Standards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The U.S. Senate cast key votes on the fiscal 2014 budget resolution Friday that sent a clear message on climate change: we won't stand in the way of executive action to cut the carbon pollution from our nation's power plants.

Making a New Year's Resolution for Your Home

Ada Vassilovski | Posted 03.02.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ada Vassilovski

2013 is a fresh start.