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The Climate Wizard Maps the Future

Anyone wanting to know how global warming will affect their community in the future now has a new interactive tool, The Climate Wizard, at her fingertips. Developed by The Nature Conservancy, the University of Washington and the University of Southern Mississippi, the Climate Wizard provides visitors with quick and easy access […]

Better Health and Greener Living: Mark Bittman on Food Matters

Did you know that global livestock production is responsible for more greenhouse gases than transportation? According to Mark Bittman, eating less meat could have a greater affect on the environment than reducing the mileage we put on our cars! As the Food Revolution’s grumblings grow louder, more practical guides to […]

Global Warming, No Burps About It

Could breeding burpless sheep help a country reduce its greenhouse gas emissions? According to an article in the Herald Sun, Australian scientists at the Sheep Co-operative Research Center are planning on finding out. They are in the process of testing 700 sheep with 20 different genetic lines in the hope […]

Berkeley Approves Global Warming Warning Labels at Gas Pumps

The biggest complaint among those concerned about global warming is that they want to be part of something larger–a collective action that makes a difference. And while individual actions certainly have an impact, it’s more difficult to get people to alter their ways independently. That’s the thinking behind the newly approved […]

Spaced Out Green Worries for Future-Trippers

The space-obsessed were treated to a Foursquare check-in from the wild black yonder last week from NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Doug Wheelock. For his efforts, he was told: “You are now 220 miles above Earth traveling at 17,500 mph and unlocked the NASA Explorer Badge! Show this […]

30 Gorgeous Photos of Winter Snowscapes

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. So far, the winter of 2011-2012 ranks as the fifth-warmest on record. And if temperatures continue to hover around the 40s through February, we’re set to break that record. For some, winter is as full throttle as it always has been. […]

Is it ‘Global Warming’ or is it ‘Climate Change’?

How do you describe the bizarre weather patterns and environmental issues sending our planet into a tailspin? Do you call it “global warming?” Or do you prefer “climate change?” True story: Earlier this week over on our sister website, Organic Authority I had just finished up an article about the […]

Is There Actually Good News on Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

One of the biggest hindrances to staving off global climate change is getting the world’s biggest emitters to agree to take action. China is the world’s second biggest emitter due to its dependance on dirty coal and the astonishing double digit industrial growth that the nation has experienced in the […]

Coffee Rust Means Coffee Beans are Screwed, Thanks Climate Change

Coffee beans are having a rough go in Central America, on account of a fungus called “Coffee Rust” that’s fueled by climate change.  If you drank a cup of coffee this morning, you’re not alone. Globally, we drink 1.6 billion cups of coffee a day. Coffee is the second most sought […]

Heinz: When It Comes to Awards, It’s Got to Be Green

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Heinz food company. It’s been around since 1869, providing generation after generation with ketchup, baked beans and hundreds of other food products. But have you heard of the annual Heinz Awards? Set up in 1993 by the Heinz Family Philanthropies to honor the memory of […]

Thoreau’s Legacy Continues in New Anthology

Last year, the Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Classics joined together and went looking for interested citizens to participate in a new anthology. The topic: personal stories about global warming. The response: overwhelming. There were over 1,000 submissions from established writers and new voices from across the country. The result,  […]

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Is There Actually Good News on Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

One of the biggest hindrances to staving off global climate change is getting the world’s biggest emitters to agree to take action. China is the world’s second biggest emitter due to its dependance on dirty coal and the astonishing double digit industrial growth that the nation has experienced in the […]

Global Warming’s Latest Victim: Medicinal Plants

Traditional medicinal plants have been used for centuries to treat local communities. From herbal and tribal medicine to the Science of Ayuveda, nearly 80 percent of the world depends on medicinal plants. And even if you think it’s some sort of pseudo science, understand that pharmaceutical drugs use these plants as direct […]

Elephants are Basically Dinosaurs: Habitat Loss, Poaching and Global Warming are Killing Our Favorite Animals

Habitat loss, poaching and global warming are spelling doom for creatures all across the globe. Imagine telling your children tales of great beasts that once roamed the earth. Big, fantastic looking creatures with incredible features beyond belief. No, you wouldn’t necessarily be talking about dinosaurs. You could be describing elephants, […]

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