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Deirdre Imus, 2009 Heart of Green "Guardian"
Video of the acceptance speech of Deirdre Imus, a 2009 Heart of Green Award winner.
Gloria Reuben, 2009 Heart of Green "Truth Teller"
Video of the acceptance speech of Gloria Reuben, a 2009 Heart of Green Award winner.
Greg Perry, 2009 Heart of Green Local Hero
Video of the acceptance speech of Greg Perry, 2009 Local Hero award winner in the 2009 Heart of Green Award ceremony.
41 Extraordinary Knit Designs
Enjoy these creative green crafts, and get inspired by natural and recycled yarns, creative sewing, alt knits, crochet, needlepoint and more.
Contaminated Drinking Water May Increase Swine Flu Risk
Low levels of arsenic contamination in drinking water may suppress the immune system and make people less able to avoid sickness from swine flue - the A (H1N1) virus.
16 Summer Projects For Kids and Families
Fun family friendly citizen science projects for summer that teach kids about science and the environment, while helping scientists gather data for research.
U.S. Will Still Lag Far Behind World in Fuel Efficiency
Obama will boost fuel economy and restrict emissions of greenhouse gases from vehicles. But even with tougher fuel economy standards, U.S. will lag behind the rest of the world in fuel efficiency.
6 Win 2009 Rachel Carson Awards
Sylvia Earle, Sally Jewell, Elizabeth Titus Putnam, Elizabeth Colleton, Jane Evans and Susan Haspel were awarded the 2008 Rachel Carson Award from the Audubon Society at a Women in Conservation luncheon.
Obama Accelerates Car Efficiency and Emissions Standards
Obama will boost fuel economy and restrict emissions of greenhouse gases from vehicles.
Organic Gardens Cause Cancer? The Daily Show Ridicules Pesticide Lobbyist
The Daily Show ridicules the pesticide lobby's opposition to Michelle Obama's organic garden.
Study: Lead Threatens Brains of School-Age Children, Not Just Toddlers
A new study finds that older school-age children are at risk from lead poisoning that can damage brains and inhibit learning, just as toddlers are.
10 Things You Can Do to Stop Extinctions
10 things you can do to help endangered species and slow the rate of extinctions.
When Antarctica Melts, U.S. Cities Will Be Swamped
If Antarctica's Western ice sheet melts, it will affect North America most, and swamp U.S. coastal cities.
4 Ways to Reuse Old Car Dealership Properties
Chrysler and GM are together closing from 1,800 to nearly 3,400 car dealerships. Here are some ideas for using those derelict properties.
Curb Day: How To Empty Your House of Old Junk (This Saturday)
How to participate in Curb Day, plus other strategies for getting rid of stuff, or finding free stuff.
Strange Bedfellows: Environmental Defense Action Fund Joins Forces With Coal Industry Bigwigs
A new advertising campaign marries strange bedfellows - Duke Energy and Exelon Corp CEOs with Environmental Defense Action Fund, in support of a cap on carbon emissions they call a smart cap.
Chicago Passes First City Ban on Bisphenol A in Bottles and Sippy Cups
Chicago has become the first city to ban Bisphenol A in children's products like baby bottles and sippy cups designed for children under the age of 3. Meanwhile new research shows a 69% increase in Bisphenol A levels after exposure through drinking f
The Dirt on Nicole Richie
Celebs Join the Environmental Media Association in planting organic gardens.
The $15 Global Warming Solution
Conservation International has won a Webby for its Adopt an Acre program Website.
FDA: Cheerios Can't Claim Cholesterol Health Benefits
General Mills has been told to stop health claims about cholesterol and heart disease on its Cheerios cereal boxes and Web site.
Green Changes That Work: Send Us Your Success Stories!
Send us your success stories showing how you have made small green changes in your home, school, office or university.
EPA to Ban Carbofuran Pesticide Residue on Food
Carbofuran, sold as Furadan, will be effectively banned once the EPA finalizes its ban on pesticide residue on food. For decades, the pesticide has been known to be highly toxic, but it has continued to be used widely.
Minnesota Passes First State Ban on Bisphenol A in Bottles and Sippy Cups
Michigan has become the first state to ban Bisphenol A in children's products like baby bottles and sippy cups designed for children under the age of 3.
Organic Products Market Grows to $24.6 Billion
Despite the recession, sales of organic food and other organic products surged in 2008.
Cash for (Lawn Mower) Clunkers
The Greener Gardens Act would offer up to $1,000 tax credit on the purchase of an alternative fuel lawn mower or other lawn and garden equipment.
8 Green Gifts to Make Mom Proud
Try these great green Mothers Day gifts: Shoes, flowers, jewelry and more eco-friendly gifts to show mom and Mother Earth your love.
6 Eco Myths Debunked
The six greatest environmental myths debunked by Factcheck.org, the recipient of a 2009 Webby.
6 Tips to Green Your Baby Shower
Take care of the mom-to-be and Mother Earth with these tips for an eco-friendly baby shower from The Daily Green.
A Woman's Body Burden: Dozens of Man-Made Chemicals
A new study finds as many as 45 different manmade chemicals in the blood of women.
The Voice on the Hudson
Pete Seeger 90th birthday party at Madison Square Garden inspires with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello and more.
The Snack That Requires 4 Hours at the Gym to Burn Off
It would take four hours at the gym to work off the 2,000 calorie Oh Fudge! shake from Cold Stone Creamery.
4 Hurricane Names Retired After Record-Setting 2008 Storm Season
Four hurricane names used in 2008 - Hurricanes Ike, Gustav, Paloma and Alma - will be retired because those storms were record-setting, deadly, destructive, costly or some combination thereof.
Enjoy Nature and Support Native Plants for NYC Wildflower Week!
Discover the joys and benefits of wildflowers and other native plants by participating in New York City's annual Wildflower Week.
Win a Stylish Bamboo Utensil Set!
Win a reusable bamboo utensil kit from To-Go Ware's new RePEaT line of reusable, portable flatware kits.
Your Tuna Is Getting More Toxic
A new study has alarming conclusions about mercury in tuna and other Pacific fish. Toxic mercury contamination in canned tuna and other fish has increased 30% and will increase another 50% without action to curb coal-fired industry in China.
You Are What You Eat (But Also What It Was Packaged In)
Study: PFOS and PFOA are found in human blood because of food packaging, and both chemicals have been linked to serious health problems, including female infertility.
10 of the World's Worst Energy Disasters
The Kuwait Oil Fires
The Kuwaiti oil fires, started during the Gulf War Operation Iraqi Freedom, were some of the worst oil fires ever set.
Obama Wants to Use Existing Treaty to Fight Global Warming Internationally
Obama wants to use the Montreal Protocol designed to preserve the Earth's ozone layer to tackle global warming.
100 Cities: The Best and Worst Air Quality
The State of the Air report from the American Lung Association shows air pollution continues to be unhealthy and dangerous for most of America.
In Latest Round of Tests, 10 of 13 Toys Have Low Levels of Toxic Stuff (But Those Other 3...)
A new analysis finds that some children's products for sale today contain unhealthy levels of lead, bromine, chlorine, arsenic and other potentially toxic substances.
The Greenest 100 Days, Part 4
President Obama's First 100 Days have been marked by extraordinary actions to benefit the environment, including billions set aside for environmental initiatives as part of the economic stimulus.
The Greenest 100 Days, Part 3
President Obama's First 100 Days have been marked by extraordinary actions to benefit the environment, including wilderness protection, international leadership on climate change and support for organic farming, gardening and bees.
The Greenest 100 Days, Part 2
President Obama's First 100 Days have been marked by extraordinary actions to benefit the environment, including the selection of a very green suite of cabinet members, secretaries and advisers.
The Greenest 100 Days, Part 1
President Obama's First 100 Days have been marked by extraordinary actions to benefit the environment, from renewable energy and energy efficiency tax credits, to global warming action to reduction of toxic chemical exposure.
Obama Reverses Bush Rule On Mountaintop Removal Mining
Obama has reversed course on a Bush rule, and made it harder for Mountaintop removal mining to produce coal and destroy streams in Appalachia. Here's why that's a good bet.
Alfalfa Sprouts: FDA and CDC Warn Against Eating Raw Sprouts
Consumers should eat no alfalfa sprouts or sprout blends because of an ongoing salmonella outbreak.
Obama Envisions "Solar Cells as Cheap as Paint" and "Green Buildings That Produce All the Energy They Consume"
Obama talks science policy.
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Parkinson's Disease
A new study links pesticide exposure to Parkinson's disease.
60 Minutes Examines Clean Coal
60 Minutes examines the clean coal issue, with interviews with boty Duke Energy's CEO and James Hansen the NASA climate scientist.
Swine Flu, Factory Pig Farms and the Pandemic Waiting to Happen
Conservation medicine may explain the outbreak of swine flu. Experts have long warned that factory pig farms could produce new viral mixtures that might infect humans and turn into global pandemics.