By The Guardian on April 8, 2012
Mining peat unlocks stored carbon into the atmosphere, and there are far better alternatives to help your garden grow
By Becky Striepe on November 1, 2011
White roofs were getting a lot of press for their ability to help fight global warming. Heck, we wrote about the virtues of a white roof right here! Last summer, the U.S. Energy secretary had the Department of Energy install a white roof to lead by example. Now, new research is showing that white roofs may not be all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, they could be making things worse.
By Becky Striepe on June 27, 2011
We’ve talked before about the trouble with biodegradable plastics, and a new study highlighted yet another issue with these plant-based plastic alternatives: in the landfill, biodegradable plastics break down and produce methane.
By The Guardian on August 20, 2010
Finally, an answer to one of the most frequently asked green-living questions: is it better to handwash or use a dishwasher?
By Levi Novey on December 15, 2009
As promised, here are several photos of the eco-friendly Christmas Tree using LED lights, wind power, solar power, and bicycles in Lima, Peru.
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