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Knowing When To Call It Quits

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

The key to success lies not in never quitting, but in knowing when to quit. Here's why quitting can actually be better for your happiness -- and your health.

Theoretical '$16 Muffins' Get Justice Department In Hot Water

Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

On Tuesday, in what must surely be the most controversial muffin-related story since paperclips were found lodged inside athletes' muffins at the 2008...

A Burning Question: Should Waste-to-Energy Qualify as Renewable?

Robin Madel | Posted 10.18.2011 | New York
Robin Madel

When you think about renewable energy sources, what comes to mind? Solar panels or wind turbines, maybe even hydropower? You're probably not thinking about trash.

Changing Climate: Deep Oceans Off Alaska Face Existential Threat

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

If deep oceans covered an area only the size of the state of Alaska, then humans have so far explored in detail only about 2,400 square feet -- enough space to park seven or eight cars.

253 Pounds: Americans Throw Away Their Weight in Food Every Year

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

According to a staggering report from the Food and Agriculture Organization, nearly one third of food produced for human consumption globally is lost or wasted every year.

Second Helpings: Charity Feeds The Hungry With Leftovers

Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact

Besides attracting thousands of visitors daily, rock concerts, hockey games and hotel chains have something else in common -- tons of food left once t...

Green News Report: April 5, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking:...

Green News Report: March 31, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's '...

Petraeus "Understands the Frustration" With Spending "Enormous Amounts of Money," But He'll Keep Spending It If You Let Him

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

News flash: if you can't turn the war effort around with 30,000 more troops at a cost of $1 million per troop, per year, maybe the military solutions aren't solutions after all.

Rural America and Discarded Clothes

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

21% of Americans live in rural areas. This huge subset of the American population lacks something that most city-dwellers take for granted: easy access to recycling programs.

In Chevron RICO Suit Against Amazonians, Who's the Real Gangster?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Last week, Chevron filed a RICO suit against a remote Ecuadorian community. That's right: the oil giant is using a law intended to rein in the Mafia against 47 inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest.

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?

Eat Trash, Save the Planet

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Jeremy Seifert After four years of nonprofit work, Jeremy recently cofounded the production company Compeller, focusing on documenta...

Radioactive Material Leaks Into Upstate NY River

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Several hundred gallons of water contaminated with radioactive materials from a 1950s nuclear research site spilled into the Mohawk River near Schenec...

2011: The Year We Conquer E-Waste!

Dar Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dar Williams

As journalists and scientists risked their lives to expose e-waste atrocities, coalitions formed to create consumer information and policy language to address the global problem of electronic trash.

Weekly Pulse: End-of-Life Counseling Returns, But Death Panels Still Nonsense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A proposed program to cover counseling sessions for seniors on end-of-life care has risen from the a...

Citizens Fiddle, Obama Dances

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

When things are not going well, until you get the truth out on the table, no matter how ugly, you are not in a position to deal with it. -- Bob Seel...

3 Tips to Green Your Child's School

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Do you see a lot of waste going on at your children's schools? Use these three tips to help green your local educational institutions.

Black Friday Rehab

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John DeCock

This year, celebrate Black Friday as Buy Nothing Day. Go one full day without a single consumer transaction. But keep the TV off.

How to Green Your Thanksgiving

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

If you're grateful for the natural world this Thanksgiving, you're likely to appreciate these tips, which aim to help you preserve the planet while planning your holiday festivities.

Arnold Fields, Afghanistan Reconstruction Watchdog, BLASTED By Congress

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. official charged with combating corruption in the multibillion-dollar effort to rebuild Afghanistan failed Thursday to con...

Meatless Monday: Wasted In America

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

According to a recent study, we toss, uneaten, a quarter to half of all food produced in this country. This is wrong every day of the week but especially today, America Recycles Day.

PHOTOS: True Halloween Horrors -- Scary Toxic Lagoons

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hold your nose and run for cover! Many people think that waste from mining, nuclear power, and even sewage is out of sight, out of mind. Not so much...

Tequila Industry To Tackle Its Huge Waste Problem?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

a new company is hoping to tackle the incredible waste coming from distilleries, taking on everything from composting to renewable energy production a...

How to Green Your Hotel Stay

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Avital Andrews

Vacations can be wonderful -- but some people check out of their eco-values as soon as they check into a hotel. These three tips should help you keep your hotel stay green.