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The 350 Climate Campaign Claims a Victory
The 350.org global warming campaign benefited from a Colbert Bump and won an endorsement from Rajendra Pachauri, the lead United Nations climate scientist.
4 Ways to Green Your Kids' Lunch Boxes
Eco-friendly lunch ideas for kids.
7 Rules for a Safe, Healthy and Smart Start to School
Tips for keeping your kids safe and healthy as they go back to school, from vaccinations to swine flu.
You Can Still Get Cash for Your Clunker
A Cash for Clunkers program is done, but that doesn't mean you can't still take advantage of tax incentives for hybrid gas-electric vehicles that add up to $3,000 on some models.
Urban Beekeepers, Send Us Your Photos!
The Daily Green and Bee Culture magazine are soliciting photos from beekeepers, especially those raising colonies in cities and other unusual places.
Cigarette Lobbyists Working for Bisphenol A Industry
The chemical industry is trying to improve the image of Bisphenol A by using the same tactics and lobbying firm used by the tobacco industry.
Big Solar: Massive New Solar Power Projects Slated for California Desert
Two big new solar power plants planned for California, to be operated by First Solar, will ramp up renewable energy.
This Sustainable Brew's for You: Greenopia Rates 15 Breweries for Environmental Impact
Greenopia rates the greenest breweries, which offer organic beer, water conservation, green power and much more. New Belgium and Eel lead the pack.
12 of the Most Healthy and Sustainable College Cafeterias
Many colleges are turning their cafeterias green, with composting, recycling, water and energy conservation, local, organic and vegetarian foods and much more. From Yale to Berkeley, Washington to Oberlin, university dining halls are going eco-friend
Groups Will Sue to Reverse Oil Sands Pipeline
While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved the Alberta Clipper pipeline to transport fuel from the Alberta Oil Sands to the U.S., several environmental and Native American groups plan to sue to stop the project.
Report: Even Those 'Safe' Sunscreens May Not Be So Safe (or Effective)
Nanotechnology in sunscreens worries some groups and not others. Here's how to choose safe natural sunscreens.
Study: No U.S. Fish Is Free of Mercury Pollution
A new study finds that mercury pollution in U.S. streams is widespread and many fish are unsafe to eat. See the top 10 sources of mercury air pollution, including mostly u.s. coal fired power plants.
Hurricane Bill's Winds Could Affect Northeast U.S.
Forecast for Hurricane Bill and its projected path.
A Foie Gras Even the Ducks Can Love
Eduardo Sousa is making a free-range, sustainable foie gras that is getting the attention of world-renowned chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill.
2009 Arctic Sea Ice Melt Is Extreme, But Unlikely to Break Record
The Arctic is melting at an extreme rate, but not so fast that the melt will break the record-setting 2007 or 2008 melt seasons. Meanwhile the oil industry is astroturfing the global warming debate in Congress.
What Does Your Shirt Say About You?
A Lot To Say makes green t-shirts out of recycled plastic and water-free dye, with environmental messages emblazoned.
Better Than Bumper Stickers: 9 Green Vanity Plates Spreading the Environmental Message
Green vanity plates: funny customized license plates with environmental messages.
Style with Substance: Q&A with the Founder of The Uniform Project
Sheena Matheiken talks about how wearing the same little black dress in different styles help Indian children receive an education through the Akanksha Foundation. She is founder of the Uniform Project.
10 Stylish Different Ways to Wear the Same Little Black Dress
Sheena Matheiken is wearing the same little black dress every day for a year, in a charity fundraising stunt. Green your wardrobe by re-styling old clothing in new ways.
3 Takes on Earth Days, a Documentary About the Environmental Movement
Reviews of Earth Days, the documentary about the first Earth Day in 1970 and the accomplishments and failures of the environmental movement in its first decades.
The Obama Vacation Highlights National Park Budget Deficit
President Obama and the first family plan to visit two national parks on their summer vacation this weekend, when national parks offer a no-fee weekend, the last of the season. See the most visited national parks.
Hurricanes Now Stronger and More Frequent Than Anytime in Past 1,000 Years
The 2009 hurricane season is expected to be below average.
Clinton's Other Congo Mission: Conflict Diamonds and Other Mined Minerals
Rape and war in Congo is linked, indirectly, to purchases made in the U.S. and elsewhere because the civil war is funded largely through the sale of natural resources like metals and conflict diamonds in forced labor mines.
10 National Parks to See Before You Die
The 10 most visited national parks offer stunning beauty -- no wonder they're so well-traveled. Put these national parks on your to-do list for 2009 and beyond.
Is Biochar a Quick Fix for Global Warming?
Scientists are making headway with biochar for carbon sequestration and agricultural fertilizer. Dr. Alex Green demonstrates his GPG (Green Pyrolyzer Gasifier), and Johannes Lehmann (of Biochar Initiative) and Brian Bibens lead with similar experimen
The Underwear That Saved the World
(Or at Least Some of Its Inhabitants)
Advocates appear to have been successful with an underwear protest used to pressure Bayer to cancel the sale of the pesticide endosulfan.
Hard-Hitting Crude Film Links Our Oil Addiction to Torment of Rainforest People
The Crude film is about the struggle of Amazon indigenous people against the oil spill devastation left by Chevron Texaco.
Wild and Rare New Species Discovered in the Himalayas
Hundreds of new species have been discovered in the Himalayas in recent years. Here's a sampling of the photos of some of the most interesting and striking new species, including the world's smallest deer and the oldest gecko fossil.
The World's Most Bizarre and, Yes, Marvelous Hummingbird
A new study finds that the marvelous spatuletail hummingbird and other wildlife in Peru is endangered and needs protection.
Fun New Site Helps Kids and Parents Profit from Saving Energy
The Moolah Maker tool by Energy Circle is a great way to get the whole family involved in energy conservation around the house. Kids and parents share in the money savings and fun.
Worst Argument of the Day: Mining Fees Jeopardize Green Jobs
The mining industry is fighting reform of the 1872 mining law, which allows companies to extract minerals on public lands without paying royalties.
The Superfood Diet: Real Foods for Real Health
The real food diet emphasizes superfoods packed with nutrients, healthy delicious recipes, local and seasonal foods - but most of all, real foods that aren't over packaged or processed.
Which Wineries Are the Greenest?
Greenopia has published a list of the greenest wineries, based on organic wine, reducing packaging and transportation and other sustainable factors.
Mel Martinez, Departing U.S. Senator, No Friend to the Environment
Who will replace Sen Mel Martinez? Hopefully someone with a better voting record for the environment than Sen Mel Martinez.
To Vacation or Not, in Tennessee?
Tennessee is the battle ground for mountaintop removal coal mining, as the coal industry tells people not to vacation there, and the NRDC backs a Tennessee tourism boost, all over Sen. Lamar Alexander's support of a mountaintop removal ban.
What You Need to Know about Beach Closings and Safe Water Before Swimming at the Shore
Learn what you need to know from NRDC's water pollution and beach safety report, about beach closings and how to enjoy safe swimming.
2 Reasons Cash for Clunkers Should End (and 1 Reason It Should Live Again)
A Cash for Clunkers program envisioned by Congress would pay up to $4,500 for scrapping a gas-guzzler like an SUV or truck, and buying a new car that isn't all that fuel-efficient. Here's how to magnify your savings.
10 of the Clunkiest Clunkers Turned in for Cash
See the old cars people are actually turning in through the Cash for Clunkers program, upgrading to higher gas mileage models.
With Hurricane Felicia Headed Toward Hawaii, Forecasters Scale Back 2009 Forecast
The 2009 hurricane season is expected to be below average.
Kleenex Will No Longer Be Made from Virgin Forests
Greenpeace Kleercut campaign claims a victory, as Kimberly-Clark agrees to source Kleenex, Cottonelle and other forest derived products from Forest Stewardship Council certified and other sustainable forests.
Study: DEET Insect Repellent May Be Toxic
A new study raises questions about the health safety of DEET, the common insect repellent.
Congress to FDA: Prove Bisphenol A Safe, or Ban It
Congress could ban the use of Bisphenol A in baby products if the FDA can't rule on its safety by the end of 2009.
The Nissan Leaf Hits the U.S. Road in 2010
Nissan unveiled its first electric car, the Nissan leaf, which is expected to hit the U.S. market in late 2010.
Some BPA-Free Bottles Still Leach Bisphenol A
A study in Canada has found that some baby bottles labeled "BPA free" still leach Bisphenol A.
9 Natural Deodorants That Really Work
When choosing a natural deodorant, which ingredients to use, which third-party certifiers to trust, where to look for more information -- and which 9 brands are proven effective.
Discover the Rugged, Wild West Beauty of Southwestern New Mexico. And Go Green
Bear Mountain Lodge in southwestern New Mexico, near Silver City, is a cozy eco-lodge bed and breakfast run by The Nature Conservancy. Green travelers can enjoy hiking, naturalist tours and visiting nearby cliff dwellings in Gila National Forest.
Study: Home Pesticides Linked to Childhood Cancer
A new study finds that children with a rare leukemia are more likely to have been exposed to organophosphate pesticides.
FDA: No Risk from Mercury in Dental Fillings
The Food and Drug Administration has rolled back its warning that pregnant women and parents should be aware of the risk of mercury dental fillings. Now it calls mercury dental amalgams safe.
U.S. Wildfire Damage to Increase 50% Due to Global Warming
Global warming is increasing wildfire risk in the Western U.S. and forecasters predict a bad season this year and in the coming years.
Nike and Timberland Stop Buying Leather from Deforested Amazon
Familiar brands sell products with leather or beef derived from cattle ranches that are causing deforestation in the Amazon. But Nike and Timberland say they will stop.