For the first time since the U.S. Energy Information Administration began collecting data on greenhouse gas emissions in 1990, the United States saw a record-setting 5.8 percent decline.
The Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products asks designers and builders to spec materials with lower carbon footprints.
A new study has found that biodegradable plastic's rapid rate of decomposition could cause the release of methane, a greenhouse gas. The study's authors suggest that petroleum-based products might be preferable. We need better alternatives than that.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
Whip up this delicious vegetable-based soup tonight. You'll never miss the chicken.
A handful of cities has implemented a new service that lets residents stop junk mail. If your city isn't one of them, you have options to keep wasteful, unwanted solicitations and catalogs out of your mailbox.
The Environmental Working Group's 2011 Meat Eater's Guide ranks different animal and plant protein sources on their greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.
U.S. energy consumers will rely more on natural gas and renewables and less on imports in 2011. Coal remains dominant.
Dress up plain kale chips with sesame seeds and lemon zest.
Napoleon Fireplaces provides some helpful tips to consider when preparing your fireplace for the winter season.
Jessica discusses her new car, a Volkswagen Passat, fuel efficiency and her lead foot.
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini shares one of the challenges of urban farming: traveling while the garden is ready to harvest!
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini documents her journey to becoming a successful urban farmer in Los Angeles.
Architect and Passive House consultant Mark Miller shares discusses the lack of energy-efficient, insulated doors in the U.S.
Conventional over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen, aspirin and acetaminophen carry risks such as internal bleeding, liver toxicity and increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
Give winter sowing a try to chase away winter doldrums. Here is a step-by-step guide.