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Green Growth: Buzz Word or a New Sustainable Economy?

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

A new study on green growth by researchers at UC Berkeley concludes that that green growth is possible. In fact, evidence show that green strategies can drive growth.

Why is our Food Making us Fat?

Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Nicolette Hahn Niman

With diet related problems like obesity and type II diabetes reaching dangerous levels, public officials finally seem poised to take action on what has grown into a crisis.

The Green Light Intiative at the Natural Products Expo

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

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Why Muhammad Yunus and the Women of Grameen Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If we are going to see true evolution and true civil society, we must begin with supporting the most disadvantaged in helping themselves. They know what they need.

Making Maple Syrup: Where Your Favorite Pancake Accompaniment Comes From

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

While you and I are praying for warmer weather, there are a select few that are hoping for the opposite. Those Vermonters, Canadians and Minnesotans ...

Winter Mushroom Foraging

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Hunting season is over, there is nothing green for miles, and squash doesn't look nearly as good as it did three months ago. But there's always an obscure mushroom laying dormant out in the woods.

Farming Bison To Bring Back A True American Breed

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Right now, it's good to be a bison farmer. There's a growing demand for the meat, prices have doubled, and there's a lot more interest in the food community, something attributable to the changing American diet.

Backyard Chickens & Thomas Keller's Decadent Quiche

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Having gotten the chickens last spring, this winter is the first time I've had to figure out what to do with the birds during freezing spells. It turns out that chickens are tough, but their eggs are not.

Sustainable, Recyclable, Durable: Purses and Bags Made from Movie Film

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Holly Cara Price

Julie Lewis was a stay-at-home mom with an undergraduate degree in Biology and a Masters in Nutrition and Biochemistry in 1991 when she came up with a...

Two Goats, One Chevre: Goat Cheese From Farm To Plate

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Minnesota is F-ing cold. Last week, on one of the coldest days of the year (-25 degrees), I was outside milking goats. Incredibly resilient animals, ...

The Future of Seafood? Farming Siberian Sturgeon For More Than Just Caviar

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Jim Michaels, of Mote Marine Laboratory's Siberian Sturgeon Program. Jim has been working for over a decade on an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for growing farm-raised sturgeon.

NYC Nature 101: Urban Ecology

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

Ecologists have begun to do their field studies closer to home. In the process, they have discovered that nature survives, and even thrives, in the city limits.

LiveBlogging From Edible Institute 2011 (Highlights from DAY 2)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Good morning and welcome to day 2 of Edible Institute 2011. I'm you're host, Kurt Michael Friese, publisher of Edible Iowa River Valley. You are inv...

LiveBlogging From Edible Institute 2011 (Highlights from DAY 1)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

Hello from sunny Santa Barbara, CA and the 2011 edition of Edible Institute at the Hotel Mar Monte. Today and tomorrow I'll be liveblogging the going...

The Second Foot Falls on the Aquarium Trade in Maui County

Robert Wintner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Wintner

Maui County Council again challenged the largest wildlife exporter in Hawaii Friday, with a new law requiring humane treatment of reef fish captured for the aquarium trade.

Taking Walmart's PR Blitz With A Grain Of Salt

Anna Lappé | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anna Lappé

Making a big PR splash about improving the health qualities of its food is a smart tactic to deflect attention from the real impact of Walmart on the quality of life for Americans.

A Billion Acts of Green

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cliff Schecter

Just for doing what most readers of this blog likely already do in their own lives, pledging to perform an "Act of Green," you can win a Smart Car.

Quick Picks and Must Reads

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Naazish YarKhan

The holiday season really isn't about relaxing by the fireplace and snuggling into a good book. Nonetheless, if there is a sliver of hope that you'll have some down time, these are the books that you've got to add to your wish list.

10 Smart Travel Ideas That Do Good

Trazzler.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Trazzler.com

Can travel make us better people? Can it make the world a better place? Is it possible to make a positive contribution to a community just by having t...

You Say Tomato, I Say Slavery (video)

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

When you buy tomatoes at the local Publix, Ahold, Kroger, or Walmart, you become the last link in a chain that is attached to shackles in south Florida.

House of Rain: Kenya's First Net-Positive Sports Facility (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Thanks to the vision of Joseph and Samson Mutongu, a basketball court has morphed into a community center, sports facility and the rainwater catchment system for hundreds of children that attend schools located on the campus.

Natural Burial Is Gaining Ground: Advocates Are Speaking Up Across North America

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anne Dilenschneider

Throughout the United States there is increasing interest in natural burial as a way to honor lives that have been lived with care for the planet.

American Consumers Aren't Buying Climate Action

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Earlier this week at the Clinton Global Initiative, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres offered her assessment of what was preventing progress in the...

PHOTOS: 8 Ways You Can Be Fooled By Your Food

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We heartily applaud any effort to green your diet. But beware: looks can be misleading. While organic is much better for the environment since it ex...

PHOTOS: Hempcrete, Earthships, And More! The Coolest Home Design Trends

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The modern home builder has a bevy of options for building a sustainable, low-energy, non-toxic building. From hemp, to corn cobs, to old tires, to sm...