The Daily Green launched its Beta site on Earth Day, and the site you see today on Nov. 5. Since then, we've seen some of the biggest environmental news in decades, from California to Bangladesh to Bali and back. But what were the most popular stories with the audience on The Daily Green? You may be surprised:
Thanksgiving saw legions of cooks look for the best ways to eat a sustainable and, importantly, delicious, holiday meal. It's a testament to the groundswell of interest in environmentally conscious eating, what we call New Green Cuisine.
Again showing that the green movement wants to take action, these five simple steps were tremendously popular. For daily tips, see One Easy Thing.
You want to eat healthy and eat green. This simple guide helps you spend your food dollars wisely.
Our ongoing special report about the spate of toxic toy recalls, and how you can buy toys Made in the USA to hedge your bets against lead paint, proved enduringly popular. Unfortunately, we may see more of this in the new year, given the depth of problems exposed both here and abroad.
The holidays can highlight our tendencies to over-consume, or our ability to go green.
Undoubtedly one of the biggest environmental news stories of the year was the unprecedented melting of ice witnessed this summer in the Arctic, where so much sea ice melted that the fabled Northwest Passage was briefly navigable. Following that historic melt, the ice returned at a record pace, though the extent of regrowth still lagged behind that seen in average years, and scientists fear we'll see more melting in years to come.
File this one under "What Were They Thinking?" Building a glass wall around a community to keep wildlife out proved to be a really, really bad idea for birds.
How to eat green on a budget. No surprise why this one was popular.
The destructive wildfires that swept through Southern California capped a U.S. record fire season, highlighting links to global warming, weird weather, suburban sprawl and our failures at managing fire risk.
When a company announced it had found an innovation that will reduce the cost of light-emitting diodes, the next generation light bulb, we took notice. And so did you.
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