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'Green News Report' - April 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on C...

What Do You Think About? Maybe It's Time to Take Out the Trash

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

Have you watched the news recently and just been depressed when it ended? I was recently looking at the headlines and remembered again why I don't spend much time there. I sure don't find many stories that make my life richer.

'Green News Report' - April 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rightwing Heartland Institute says 'climate change will be good for you...

Living in a Plastic World

Marc Ross | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Supporting our culture of convenience is a pervasive material that, while seemingly harmless in our car's cup holders, actually does so much damage to our planet. But it is not an issue to be taken lightly anymore.

You Won't Believe What This $15 Thrift Store Purchase Is Worth

Aimee Heckel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

You might call it shopping. My husband thinks it's hoarding. I call it gambling. And I'm addicted.

'Green News Report' - April 8, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Study finds CNN and Fox 'News' FAIL on climate change; CNN looks for mi...

Students Are Now Competing Across Continents to Reduce the Most Emissions, and Waste, in Their Schools

Veronique Pittman | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
Veronique Pittman

What began in 2003 in one school as a campus-wide energy conservation competition to raise awareness about energy consumption is now being used as a successful tool for schools and entire districts to meet strict energy savings targets.

Why You Should Take Bali Off Your Bucket List

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Too many visitors are being disappointed by a place that does not live up to its reputation.

The Public Health Issue Most People Don't Know About

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

How's this for the next public health campaign?...

Reuse Before Trashing: A Lesson In Upcycle Crafting

Beth Rosen | Posted 03.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
Beth Rosen

For those items you take or purchase and end up not needing, try to reuse them before trashing them. It's a little hobby I like to call Upcycling.

WATCH: Oscar The Grouch Has Nothing On This Kid

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.31.2013 | Parents

In a world where so many little kids are obsessed with all things garbage, it's nice to meet Mycal -- an adorable little boy who made friends with th...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: Less Can Be More

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Food
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

What is equally true is that as plush as some of these ingredients can be, there are a greater number of lesser regarded ingredients that are often overlooked by professionals and amateurs alike.

WATCH: 15 Things In Your House That You Should Trash (And 5 You Should Never Throw Out)

Posted 11.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

That month-old block of cheese is a given, but did you know that there are other items in your home that come with an expiration date? To find them, y...

Dante de Blasio's Circles of Hell

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

The New York Times reports that Mayor-elect de Blasio is having second thoughts about living in Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor. The announcement came after a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg during which they discussed "the intricacies of garbage pickup."

Trash Talk

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Rich Sloane UCF Forum columnist As they say in the sports world, I'm "talking trash." Here are some statistics with which you can easily win a ba...

Single-Stream Recycling

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Just below the surface of all the hoopla on the joys of single-stream recycling there is a lot of doubt and skepticism. So why the rush to single-stream?

Amy Smart's Fight Against Plastic Bags

Posted 09.17.2013 | Green

From Amy Smart, Mother Nature Network Guest Columnist: This summer, single-use plastic bags were banned in the city of Los Angeles, making it the l...

Not Your Granddaddy's Garbage Burners: Why Burning Waste for Energy Fights Climate Change

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

American liberals and environmentalists who care about climate change need to reexamine the science and get behind expanded recycling and waste to energy programs.

Fresh Kills From Above

Nicholas E. Johnson | Posted 07.06.2013 | New York
Nicholas E. Johnson

The trip to Fresh Kills was an amazing experience and one that should be experienced by all. Seeing this vast landscape in person puts into perspective the amount of waste a city produces.

Unbelievable Item Found In Trash Compactor

Posted 05.02.2013 | Weddings

Tennessee woman Jodi Eastgate thought her wedding ring was lost forever when it was accidentally thrown into a five-ton hotel trash compactor last wee...

Does Anyone Think About Trash?

Nicholas E. Johnson | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Nicholas E. Johnson

Where does my trash go? This was the question that stuck in my mind and refused to go away. This is the question that I began to ask and began to search for an answer. My investigation began.

Compost Nation

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The bottom line is recycling is good, but it's not going to get us even close to the goal of zero landfill waste. A consumer economy centered around compostable products is a lot sounder and could even be tasty.

Recycling 101: Can I Recycle That Straw?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

We all know the drill: Reduce, reuse, recycle. But there may be a bit of confusion on that last part. Even the most seasoned ecoista can be stumped by a bottle cap or a straw. Does it go in the blue bin or the black? If I'm recycling, do I need to wash it first?

Entrepreneurs Find Cash In Trash

Reuters | Christina Hernandez Sherwood | Posted 04.23.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Some entrepreneurs across the country are building businesses based on the belief that garbage -- once destined to rot in a landfill -- ca...

National "2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge" Encourages K-12 Students to Rethink Waste and Consume Less

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Veronique Pittman

On April 2nd, thousands of students, in schools from Connecticut to California, will aim to "recycle right" for four weeks during the 2012 Green Cup Recycle Challenge.