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Good News About Your Electric Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

No, that $35 credit on your electric bill wasn't an April Fool's joke. Starting yesterday, millions of California residents and businesses are finally...

Yes We Care! Latinos Want Action On Climate Change

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

We care because we know it's the environmental scourge of our time. We care because it's threatening our families and our communities. And we want the country to take action now against the dangers we're already seeing from this growing threat.

What You Should Know Before You Toss Out Your Food

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM That little date stamped on food packages may not be as accurate as you think—and you could be wasting money becaus...

The Price of Polluted Runoff

Sara Aminzadeh | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
Sara Aminzadeh

Polluted stormwater runoff, a toxic soup of metals, oils and car fluids, bacteria, viruses and other harmful materials, is the number one source of contamination to California's renowned waters.

Can People of Faith Help Save the Earth From Climate Change?

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Sadly, when God presented humanity with dominion over the earth, many believe we were given control over creation to do as we please -- for the benefit of humankind above all else.

Joshua Hersh

Keystone XL Contract Reveals More Evidence Of Conflict Of Interest | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The contract assigning a third-party company to investigate the environmental impacts of the Keystone XL project adds to questions about...

Keystone Pipeline Fight Is Not Over

Renee Parsons | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
Renee Parsons

As Bill McKibben and his environmental supporters bask in a well-deserved satisfaction of the now-infamous Keystone XL pipeline denial, a close reading of the president's statement indicates reason for concern.

Michael McAuliff

Erasing The EPA: GOP Strategy Would Roll Back Decades Of Protection | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's environmental protections are under a sweeping, concerted assault in Congress that could effectively roll back the federal gov...

Jordan Howard

Waxman Calls House Most Anti-Environment 'In History' | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the 112th Congress, the Republican House majority has taken aim at issues ranging from labor protections to women's right to choo...

Jordan Howard

Green Groups Struggle With Obama's Mixed Environmental Record | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama was elected president, environmentalists believed a new age of environmental protection and conservation had come. But...

Jordan Howard

House GOP To Push Anti-Environment Provisions | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are looking to appropriations bills they plan to debate when they return from recess in September as an opportunity to...

The Dirtiest Beaches In NYC

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | Posted 09.04.2011 | New York

The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual beach water quality report yesterday and found water at a total of 134 beaches in the five b...

Report: Illinois Beach Water Among Nation's Most Contaminated

Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

Illinois beaches located along the shores of Lake Michigan are home to some of the highest contamination levels in the country, a National Resources D...

Congress Considers Drilling On The West Coast

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Susanne Rust | Posted 07.04.2011 | Los Angeles

Nearly a year after a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and created one of the largest environmental catastrophes of all time, federal lawmake...

Changing Courses: A Farmer's Call to Action

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

If global climate change is a product of humans, then farmers must join with everyone else to make serious changes in how they do business. The nation's food supply hangs in the balance.

Utah Approves Strip Mine Near Bryce Canyon National Park

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — A coal company claimed victory Tuesday when a Utah state board rejected a legal challenge brought by environmental groups that ...

WATCH: A Tribute To The Inane Comments Of BP CEO Tony Hayward

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The NRDC has compiled a video tribute, weaving together some notoriously ridiculous statements made by BP CEO Tony Hayward with the tragic images of t...

Cynthia Stafford's $112 Million Lotto Prize And How She Uses It To Give Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cynthia Stafford has always had a generous streak. As a child, Stafford donated her allowance money to UNICEF to help other children around the world....

EPA Vows Tougher Action On Factory Farms

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bowing to pressure from advocacy groups, the Environmental Protection Agency will step up efforts to monitor the nation's thousands of factory farms....

James Cameron Goes Green

Deborah Schoeneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Deborah Schoeneman

Last night, James Cameron took a break from the awards circuit to talk about the praise and criticism from the environmental community about Avatar.

Walking the Talk -- My Week of Environmentally Responsible Living

Shravya Reddy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Shravya Reddy

For an environmentalist in America wishing to minimize his or her footprint, New York City is one of the better choices -- less sprawl, more compact living, and a public transit system.

The Growing Green Awards...Need You!

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

We want you to nominate your local farmers, favorite slow food chefs, or most inspiring food industry leaders for the 2010 Growing Green Awards.

No Impact Week: Consumption and Garbage

Molly Greenwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Molly Greenwood

Looking at the garbage and recycling bins under my own kitchen sink yesterday, it struck me that most of the stuff I end up throwing away consists of packaging.

Environmental Groups Try To Block Parts Of California's Green Building Code | Margot Roosevelt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Environmental groups are mounting a last-ditch effort to derail key elements of the state's first-in-the-nation green building code -- a major initiat...