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Green Holiday Gifts: Stocking Stuffers
This holiday season, give your loved ones great green gifts, like these stocking stuffers: a gift card from Under the Canopy, Sweet Riot chocolate, Karma Champagne and more.
Green Holiday Gifts: For Pets
This holiday season, give your pets or pet lovers great green gifts, like toys made from recycled materials and organic catnip. Dogs and cats will love it.
5 Perfectly Painless Water $avers
With water bills rising, it makes sense to learn to conserve around the home. Easy water conservation tips for fixing leaks, installing a low-flow showerhead, getting a professional car wash and watering your garden in the morning.
Green Holiday Gifts: Growing Up Green
Fresh green ideas for the little ones, with no lead worries.
Green Holiday Gifts: For the Naturally Fit
This holiday season, gift the gift of activity to your naturally fit friends and family. How about an e-bike, organic active wear or survival adventure tool?
Green Holiday Gifts: For Trendsetters
Impress the hip and stylish with these cutting-edge gems.
Green Holiday Gifts: Eco-Indulgences
Having trouble picking something out for your parents or the older generation? Look no further.
5 Signs the Computer Industry Is Going Green
With new technology, the wired world is taking on its toxic, energy-hungry legacy. High tech is taking steps to reduce toxic e-waste and improve energy efficiency.
Boldly Designed E-Bike Sports Green Transportation
Electrobike launches new Pi power-assisted electric bicycle.
Expect High Home Heating Bills This Winter
As prices have surged for heating oil and natural gas, and the economy stalls, many consumers are worried about the winter. It's a good time to invest in energy conservation and an energy audit, and maybe even think renewable, alternative energy for
Ex-Google Manager Pushes San Francisco to Dim Lights for One Night
Nate Tyler is organizing Lights Out San Francisco Day, to give people a time to reflect on energy conservation and light pollution.
Online America: Is the Clothesline a Right or Public Nuisance #1?
Homeowners and communities square off over "right to dry" laundry rules, as homeowners associations in some places try to outlaw the traditional practice.
Real Estate Slump Could Spur Recession
With the U.S. housing market struggling under falling prices, what does it mean for greens? Will it result in less building and sprawl, and more open space?
Ray Bradbury's Hometown Greens, Inspired By His Stories
Sci-Fi Legend Blesses Plan For Gardens, Farmers'' Market, Green Roofs, Renewable Energy
Homeowners Seek Group Discounts on Solar Energy
By pooling resources, Californians in Marin County are leveraging buying power to lower the cost of solar panels for solar energy.
Cell Phones, Power Lines Raise Cancer, Brain Damage Risk
Experts say safety standards for electromagnetic (EMF) energy are too low, and that cancer and brain damage are possible risks, given some studies.
DIY green nontoxic cleaning guide.
Top Green Homes Tips
Top going green tips for the home.
$50,000 TVs, $120,000 Wiring: Demand High for Electronic Toys
Despite housing market woes, the electronic home automation business is booming, as evidenced by the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association's annual expo. Some of the high technology offers energy savers, while others are energy guzzle
DIY Solar Hot Water Heater: Cut Bills 50%
Check out this affordable, DIY solar hot water heater from fafco.
Two Years After the Storm, the Devastated City Is a Boomtown of Fresh Ideas for Rebirth
Two Years After The Storm, The Devastated City Is A Boomtown Of Fresh Ideas For Rebirth
Farmer: Developers Don't Care
Valuable Land, Once Used To Grow Food, Increasingly Converted Into Suburbia
Cities Take Aim at Developers Who Replace Old Homes With Giant McMansions
Communities Take Advantage Of The Housing Slump To Limit The Size Of Structures On Teardowns
Organic Lawn Care Grows, Fueled by Cancer Fears
As people worry about cancer and pesticides, the organic lawn care business is gaining ground. The industry is expanding, and natural lawns are becoming more popular.
Living Near Power Lines Increases Cancer Risk
Researchers in Tasmania add fuel to debate over the safety of emf electromagnetic fields, as their study found higher levels of cancer among those who had lived close to high-voltage power lines.
Straw Bale and Rammed Earth Homes Catch On
In the past, homeowners struggled to obtain permits and insurance for rammed earth and straw bale homes, but now green building is becoming more widely accepted.
Is Sewer Sludge Safe Deer Repellant?
Sewer sludge long used on farm fields is known to be toxic, but what about all these new deer repellant products homeowners are trying out?
Battered Bottled Water Industry Sees (Some) Green, While Filters Boom
After Intense Scrutiny, Bottlers Are Making Some Changes, But Filter Makers Are Going On The Offensive.
War of the Weeds
As debate heats up over organic lawns vs. chemical pesticide lawncare, supporters point to the benefits of going organic. In Canada, communities can legally restrict lawn chemicals. The fight heats up in America.
LA Politicians Use Lots of Water, Even as They Call for Cutbacks
Leaders Preach, as Drought and Wildfires Ravage the Region
Rethinking the American Dream Home
American homes have a big footprint, and use a huge amount of resources. Green building is a growing trend to use fewer resources, using such materials as adobe, earth, straw bale and so on. Sustainability is rising.
New Urbanism Grows Even as Home Sales Languish
Even though the housing market is depressed, and home sales have languished, new urbanism and intentional communities are on the rise, as people discover better ways of living.
Green Building Going Mainstream
Both the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are developing standards for residential homes green building. Green building continues to grow in popularity and importance.
Building Green? Your Neighbors May Block You. Is It Greenfear?
A couple seeking to build a modern eco-home in Marin County, California meets NIMBY resistance from neighbors. They are ultimately successful in their fight, however.
Communities Fight McMansions With New Restrictions
Exasperated with increasingly large Houses, a number of towns are passing zoning laws to penalize McMansions. Large homes use more resources.
Is Your Home Too Big For Its Own Good?
American homes have ballooned in size in recent years, greatly increasing their environmental impact. Smaller homes use fewer resources. Some people are using green building to decrease their impact, but forget about home size.
Which Is More Green, Old or New Homes?
The debate continues over which is greener and uses fewer resources, using existing construction of old homes or building new homes with green building and design. Energy efficiency, sprawl and natural resource use hang in the balance.
House Construction Expected to Drop to Lowest Level in a Decade
With a soft economy and depressed home prices, new housing construction is expected to drop off. The implications for the environment could be substantial, in terms of limiting suburban sprawl and resource use.
Bedbugs Spreading, Spurred By Pesticide Resistance
Bedbugs are becoming more of a problem in the developed world again, in part because of increased international travel, but also because of pesticide resistance growing in the bedbugs.
Is Donald Trump the Next Green Builder?
Donald Trump's Trump on the Ocean development at New York's Jones Beach will boast sustainable, green building features like energy efficiency and Forest Stewardship Council certified woods. But negotiations were tense.
Are Toxic Vapors Seeping Into Your Home?
Potential cancer-causing gas, much of it odorless, is seeping out of Superfund sites and other areas contaminated with hazardous waste. Scientists say it happens at lower concentrations of toxins than previously believed.
Housing Bubble Breeds More Mosquitoes
As swimming pools are left unattended in the wake of a housing bubble and poor home sales, the conditions are ripe for infestations of mosquitoes, which can carry diseases like West Nile Virus.
Will Going Green Help You Beat the Slow Housing Market?
Worried about selling your home in this sluggish climate? Green features may help you get out ahead of the curve.