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Carbon Footprint

Righteously Green: The Risks of Eco Snobism

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

If you have green fever, you already know all of the eco-friendly things you can do. The trick is to set an example and include people in your efforts without seeming like you're trying to forcefully convert them.

Your Carbon Rations Card: U.K. Ponders Personal Cap-And-Trade System

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While American politicians mull a carbon cap-and-trade system for industry, our British cousins are already contemplating the next step: personal CO2 ...

Ruin Your Barbecue: Learn About The Industry!

Footnoted | Michelle Leder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As we head into the Fourth of July holiday and what will no doubt be a weekend full of BBQs, I can't seem to get a number that I saw in the 10K that S...

Not So Green Eggs and Ham

Michelle Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michelle Harris

The amount of energy to produce a single hamburger is equivalent to the fuel it takes to drive 20 miles. That makes your trip to the golden arches very environmentally unfriendly -- even in a Prius.

Horsing Around

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

"You can get a good horse -- not a 2008 model, but reliable -- for $2,000 to $3,000." I was even more enthusiastic when he told me that it costs only $150 a month to feed. "I spend about $80 a week on gas," I said.

Algae: Biofuel, Cooking Oil, Health Supplement (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Algae may be the newest contender in the biofuel business. Biotech company Solazyme is developing multiple uses for algae, replacing petroleum, cookin...

Europeans Happier than Americans yet Half the Footprint

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

It seems that Europeans can live with smaller homes, less space, fewer and smaller cars, and less waste, yet still face the world grinning.

Cap & Invest: iCAP -- Consumer and Technology Focused Global Warming Legislation

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

It's time for America to lead the world in the fight against global warming. We must cap pollution and invest in consumers, jobs and the clean technology of tomorrow, and we must start now.

Shifting Towards a Greener Life

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

If we are going to solve problems, we have to have a complete shift in consciousness. Personal change first -- and once the shift begins, you will never be the same again. I wasn't.

What Corporate Climate Metrics Matter?

Wood Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wood Turner

While people across the country are taking action to reduce their own carbon footprint, some consumers are using their power to push companies to take action themselves -- and it's paying off.

Carbon Footprints By City | Sarah Kuck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When it comes to decreasing your carbon footprint, it may be better to change your location than to trade in your SUV. Although the more than two-thir...

Carbon Footprints By City | Sarah Kuck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When it comes to decreasing your carbon footprint, it may be better to change your location than to trade in your SUV. Although the more than two-thir...

Food, Fuel and Farming: the Sky's the Limit

Jacqueline Leo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Leo

Think of agriculture on the 34th floor of a big city skyscraper: the environment benefits, there's the "buy local" idea... the Flatiron building could be a farm stand on the corner of 22nd and Broadway.

2008 Tax Rebate Checks: What Does a Bush-Hating Liberal Spend Hers On?

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Goldstein

While I reject the notion that it's my "patriotic duty" to buy more junk I don't need, here are 3 ideas of worthy ways to spend the money that could do some social and economic good.