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How to Be a Greener Pet Owner

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Here are four tips about how to reduce Fido's and Fluffy's environmental pawprints.

USB Hub With On/Off Switches: Green Or Waste?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Treehugger spotted this gadget, which seems ideal for the multi-gadget family: A "4-port USB hub from Buffalo that lets you turn on or off just the ga...

Will Zoe Loefgrin Vote $108 Billion For European Banks While California Goes Bankrupt?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

How will Loefgin justify giving $108 billion in loan guarantees to European banks while her own state goes bankrupt? How will anybody?

High School Student Discovers Plastic-Eating Microbe

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Daniel had a thought it seems even the most esteemed microbiology PhD's hadn't considered. Plastic, one of the most indestructible of manufactured mat...

Greener Shaving Now! Do Away With Disposables (VIDEO)

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How green is your grooming routine? Shaving is one place where a lot of Americans end up wasting a lot of water -- and other stuff. Grist's Umbra say...

College Students Get Trashed -- Er, Get Energy From Trash

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The project just completed is known as EcoLine and uses purified methane gas from a nearby landfill. Nothing particularly new in that, but the big dea...

Square Toilet Paper Begs You Not To Waste It

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ban reduced the amount of paper that rolls off the tube by making it square instead of round, so that what you take is what you really need. According...

Save 60 Gallons Of Water In One Day

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

You can save 60 gallons of water today without spending any money (I'm going to assume you own some of the things that I mention, like a 1000 sq ft ga...

A Drop In The Bucket: Sensors Reduce Golf Course Water Use

nytimes.com | LARRY DORMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"We were a very efficient operation to start with," said Shawn Emerson, the superintendent at Desert Mountain Golf Club, a complex of six courses with...

Cool Reuse: Cardboard Packaging Transforms Into Hangar

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Packaging is a tough one. You can often reduce the amount used, but you still need something to protect what you're shipping. One solution is to make ...

Waste Into Fuel: The Coolest Green Fuels

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We have an oil dependency. We create too much waste. Wouldn't it be swell if we could kill two birds with one stone here? Here are some of the cooles...

Water Footprint: How Much Water Your Stuff Takes

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We've all heard about carbon footprints. We know that the stuff we buy and use leaves a long trail of... stuff. A T-shirt involved growing cotton, whi...

Farmer: It's Bad Farming, Not Meat, Responsible For Waste

Chelsea Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It is not meat eating that is responsible for increased CO2; it is the corn/ soybean/ feedlot/ transportation system under which industrial animals ar...

The Plastics "Out There" and "In Here"

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

A huge percentage of our plastic problem could be addressed immediately, using simple, cost-effective, off-the-shelf technologies.

Jeez, This Place Is A Dump (PHOTO)

Getty Images | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 12: Trucks dump garbage into a pit at Sunset Scavenger May 12, 2009 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom...

Paperwork Caused Fuel Waste In California Fire Fight

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — When the fire devastating Santa Barbara broke out, tanker planes had to fly twice as far to load water and retardant because the U...

Snack Wrappers Get Upcycled Into Bags

Earth911.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With Frito-Lay, TerraCycle will start a new recycling brigade set to collect used chip bags. These bags will become a host of products, from notebooks...

E-Waste Expected To Plateau By 2015

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to a study by Pike Research called "Electronics Recycling and E-Waste Issues," we can expect to see a leveling out of the amount of e-waste ...

What a Waste: New Homes Demolished by Bank

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

A bank has decided to demolish new homes because it was cheaper than selling them in this market.It's a sign of just how bad the housing market has gotten and a troubling example of our culture of disposability.

Large-Screen Kindle: NOT A SAVIOR For Print And Delivery Industries

venturebeat.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So will it work? Well, the current version of the Kindle already offers subscriptions to various newspapers and magazines, and both Amazon and publish...

Turn An Old Laptop Into An Entertainment Center (VIDEO)

LAPTOP Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

E-waste is the e-worst. Proper disposal of old computers, TVs, iPods and the rest is really important in preventing nasty toxins from leaching into ...

Flu Symptoms Divert International Flight, Waste Fuel

wbztv.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

United flight 903 from Munich to Dulles made an emergency stop in Boston because a 53-year-old woman was complaining of feeling ill. ...

Pizza Box Is Easier To Reuse And Recycle (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Simple changes in manufacturing can help consumers go green. Here's a great example: By adding some perforations to a pizza box, it becomes multi-use...

Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water: Health Spotlight

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to a study by the Environmental Working Group, bottled water is just as polluted as a tap water. In fact, twenty percent of bottled water ha...

Closing the Book on Tribute Books

Suzy Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Suzy Shuster

Follow the lead and get rid of tribute books for any charity events or fundraisers and save yourself the headache of printers. And save some trees while you're at it.