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White Roofs vs. Green Roofs: Recent Reports Declaring a Victor Overlook That Both Are Wins for the Environment

Noah Garrison | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Noah Garrison

Green roofs (and cool roofs/white roofs, too) can do a lot to reduce the harmful global warming effects that black roofs accelerate.

San Francisco Closes Green Roof Gap

Amy E. Norquist | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Amy E. Norquist

Lately, there are a lot of articles mentioning San Francisco and the "Tale of Two Cities." They largely refer to economic disparities, but they could just as well be talking about those in the city that understand the connection between green infrastructure and clean air and water, and those that do not.

Gotham Greens: Rooftop Farming In New York City

Dark Rye | Posted 06.05.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Miles and miles of untouched terrain could be turned into something great.

New Jersey's 'Done Deal': Destroying a Historic Resource With False Choices

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

From mobile phones to Starbucks beverages, we are used to having lots of options. So, when it comes to the disposition of historic resources, why do governmental officials so often offer us false choices?

Riots and Revolution in Greece: Greening Greece's Rooftops

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Diana Farr Louis

Oikosteges is quietly transforming Greece's bare concrete slab roofs into biodiverse, abundant, natural ecosystems, one square meter at a time.

April Showers: The Tale of Two Cities

Amy E. Norquist | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Amy E. Norquist

Two sides of the country and two different discussions about sewage and stormwater: Why is San Francisco a decade behind east coast cities in the adoption of green infrastructure?

Fine Gardening Lessons for All of Us

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Gardens are far more than a backdrop. They truly are symbols of life's resilience, of hope and possibility, of well-being and connection to something larger, and infinitely more important, than our simple selves.

New York City's Biggest Rooftop Farm

Jake Rosenwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jake Rosenwasser

This farm in the middle of urban Queens isn't just about ecological idealism. Here, one city gardener is trying to merge environmental sustainability with fiscal sustainability.

Bloomberg: Cautionary Tale

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Edward Flattau

Temporarily lost in the bad publicity was Bloomberg's professed goal to make New York City the first environmentally sustainable metropolis.

Stunning Checkerboard Building Brings Countryside To The City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From Inhabitat: While you may not be able to actually play checkers on it (unless you're really, really ambitious about it), Boston Fusion has one of...

PHOTOS: GREEN DESIGN: Top 10 Green Roofs Across The Globe

Eva Maddox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Eva Maddox

Sustainability is no longer just a trend, a buzz word or even a preference, when it comes to architecture and design. It's the standard. It's vital. A...

13 Amazing Facts About Green Roofs

The Daily Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green roofs and living walls offer many benefits, including cooling buildings, reducing stormwater runoff, providing wildlife habitat, growing food an...

Uncommon Ground Rooftop Farm Report: God Bless America

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Historically speaking, most Americans have either farmed or gardened, and while maybe it's not as common as it once was, the last several years has seen a renewed interest in productive growing.

America's Top 10 Best Green-Built Neighborhoods

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Natural Home just published its Top 10 Green-Built Neighborhoods list, applauding forward-thinking, responsible housing developments.

Scientists Reuse Cooking Oil To Insulate Roofs

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists just announced that they've found a great new use for used cooking oil -- and it doesn't have anything to do with a VW bus. They've figured...

Farm Report: Starting The Year From Seed

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Whether you're a farmer, a gardener, or an apartment dweller with a window box, all growers are beholden to the weather gods. In Chicago, those gods can be fickle and, on occasion, cruel.

Swimming With the Sewage: The Disturbing Reality of the City's Sewage System

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

On Monday the New York Times brought us some nasty details about the city's sewer system. New York City has a combined sewer system, meaning that both...

Green Walls The Next Big Thing In Green Design?

AP | DAN NEPHIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PITTSBURGH — The next big thing in green building design might be to turn an existing idea on its side. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. recent...

Habitat for Humanity's First Green Roof

ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
ThienVinh Nguyen

If every building in the city had green roofs, the sewer system would probably be controlled and we could swim in the rivers, Costello said.

Top US Green Roofs (IMAGES, POLL)

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Green roofs are all the rage these days. They help with rainwater harvesting, reduce temperatures and provide fodder for the birds. Here are some of t...

Rooftop Gardens: Send Us Photos Of Your Favorite Green Space

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here at HuffPost Green we loved checking out amazing green roof spaces from around the world, and we figured that you, dear readers, likely have some ...

Tiny Green Roofs Placed In Brooklyn

New York Times | Jennifer 8. Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Green roofs have become all the architectural rage these days, with each new one claiming to be the biggest of such-and-such area, type, whatever. But...

Green News Report - August 13, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: Another win for coal companies; of green roofs & red tomatoes...PLUS: Town Hall Follies, now with Clean Coal!

Homeless Teens to Create 'Skyscraper Garden' Above New York City

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The teens recently completed the first stage of the project, done in collaboration with Seeding the City--planting a green roof on the ninth story of ...

Modern Green Living: Green Roof, Awesome Design

dornob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Viewed from above or around, the house blends wonderfully into the landscape - even the gentle curves and straight lines seem to work with the horizon...