greenhouse gas emissions
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.
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.
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.
Whip up this delicious vegetable-based soup tonight. You'll never miss the chicken.
The Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products asks designers and builders to spec materials with lower carbon footprints.
A new report by the Environmental Working Group urges people to eat less meat and cheese to help reduce greenhouse gases.
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.
Natural Home editorial intern Kirsten Hudson discusses Starbucks’ progress in making its coffee cups recyclable.
In 2010, Chevrolet announced that the company was embarking on a Carbon Reduction Initiative, an effort to invest $40 million in carbon offset projects across the country with the goal of reducing up to 8 million metric tonnes of CO2 emissions.
U.S. energy consumers will rely more on natural gas and renewables and less on imports in 2011. Coal remains dominant.
We all know that carbon dioxide emissions are a major cause of global warming. Now, we can pinpoint exactly where the problem is concentrated.
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.
A new study finds that warming temperatures will cause up to two-thirds of the earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, unleashing large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Some consumers are wary of the impending federal phaseout of incandescent light bulbs. Are you?
The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Act establishes tough formaldehyde emission standards for household products made from composite wood.
Jessica discusses her new car, a Volkswagen Passat, fuel efficiency and her lead foot.
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini documents her journey to becoming a successful urban farmer in Los Angeles.
Guest blogger Kathleen Gasperini shares one of the challenges of urban farming: traveling while the garden is ready to harvest!
Lack of interest threatens ClimateSmart, a program that helps PG&E customers in California offset their carbon emissions, is about to be cut.
A solar-powered cooker made out of cardboard boxes, which aims to reduce carbon emissions, deforestation and the spread of water-borne diseases, took home the first prize at the Climate Change Challenge.
Editorial intern Amanda Thompson is heading to Egypt after college graduation, and discusses ways to make her trip an Earthy-friendly one.
Staycations, a vacation taken at home or in-town, are a smart way to save money, reduce travel emissions and support your local economy. Follow these tips for a great staycation!
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.
A National Resources Defense Council analyst calls proposed standards “the most important actions to clean up air pollution from dirty coal-burning power plants since the Clean Air Act was last updated in 1990.”
The New York Times reports our carbon emissions in 2011 were the highest on record. Reduce your family's carbon footprint by choosing vegetarian recipes such as Fennel and Leek Soup and Delicata Squash Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and Herbs.