Green Living

Perito Moreno Glacier, in Los Glaciares National Park, southern Argentina

When politicians politicize  facts about global warming, science takes a back seat.

Recently, a federal government report on the Arctic region indicates there is a loss of summer sea ice, spring snow cover and melting of the...

X-ray of Sun

While Haiti continues to recover from the devastating hurricane of 2010, more than 6,000 Haitian students are enjoying an  improved quality of education as a result of a solar energy project that provides the electricity needed to...

Polar bear on ice flow in Wager Bay (Ukkusiksalik National Park, Nunavut, Canada

People are warming up to the notion that global warming is affecting  the planet.  Currently 67% say there is evidence that the  earth’s average temperature has been getting warmer over the past few decades, up four...

Aftermath of New Mexico forest fire

Striking images and video are streaming in from over 1,000 events in more than 100 countries where people are “connecting the dots” between climate change and extreme weather, according to supporters of a global effort called...

Person with house painting equipment

Tired of watching her mutual-fund portfolio shrink, this past May, Victoria  Granacki made a bold move. With her husband’s blessing, she took out an equity line of credit on their paid-for home in Chicago’s...

Two people chatting on a park bench

One of the greatest perks of travel is meeting new people. Conversation starters are easy: “Where are you headed today?” or “Are you traveling on business or pleasure?” If both sides engage, you will quickly arrive at...

yellow tomato

One of Marci Murphy-Fedderson’s main gardening goals this year is to plant a raspberry bush. While this might seem like a modest undertaking, it’s more impressive when you consider that the 51-year-old Utah woman doesn’t live on...

Honeycomb

When Berry Hines retired from the military in 1994, he was plagued with a host of medical conditions, including a floppy foot, slurred speech, reflux and a mini stroke. At that time, he and his wife Annie decided to eliminate processed foods,...

Spilling nail polish

Back when my son was born at the end of the last century, my eco-friendly energies focused on serving him organic food and deciding whether conscience would permit the use of disposable diapers. Like many green-leaning consumers, personal care...

Male silverback gorilla in SF zoo

Tigers--and many other animals--continue to be hunted and killed for profit, endangering the world's animal population.