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Ecological Footprint

The True Cost Of Our Oil Addiction

Richard Steiner | Posted 01.15.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

We are tricking ourselves into using cheap and easy oil as fast as we can pump it out of the ground. And perhaps the most pernicious cost of oil is that it has fueled an unprecedented degradation of the global biosphere.

Confessions of a Closet Football Fan

Brian Czech | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Brian Czech

The NFL has a huge and growing ecological footprint in an age when the planet and the grandkids can't afford it.

Imperiling People, Posterity, and the Planet

Robert Walker | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

John Beddington, the U.K.'s chief science adviser, three years ago gave a speech in which he warned that population growth, climate change, and the world's rising demand for food, energy, and water constituted a "perfect storm" that could destabilize the world by 2030, or sooner.

New Report Takes Stock Of Planet's Health

Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

Humans are currently using the equivalent of one and a half Earths to support our activities. This and other startling findings were revealed today wi...

Where Everything's Waiting for You (Downtown)

Wendy Gordon | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The open-style house had five bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a loft-turned-rumpus-room that was the ideal rainy-day space for the couple's three active boys. But as soon as the youngest had gone off to college, they sold the place.

Why Does Veganism Make People So Angry?

Christina Pirello | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

This gentle movement that promotes the consumption of a plant-based diet, living a healthier life and leaving a lighter footprint on the planet evokes rage like I have never seen.

My Footprint, Seen From India

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Tarico

When I stayed in an ashram I realized that they had no way to deal with any garbage I had brought in -- wrappers, a juice bottle, a torn bag -- because no one carted their garbage away.