The air inside your home can be much more heavily polluted than the air outside. But don’t look to the Environmental Protection Agency for protection. The only clean air standards the EPA enforces are the ones that apply to the out-of-doors. Within your home, the enforcement job is yours. Indoor pollutants range from sulfur dioxide […]
I just moved after nearly 30 years in the same big place, and I did not take everything with me. My new home is smaller, so I had no choice, but I wasn’t sorry for it. On the contrary. Though the process of winnowing down my things was time-consuming and emotionally draining (and I do […]
The sad truth is we are fishing fish out of existence. Roughly 80% of stocks are being fished at or above their limits. The effect has been particularly bad for big predatory fish (tuna, swordfish, cod, flounder, etc.), whose populations have been decimated since 1950 — cut literally to a tenth of their size.
The U.S. is virtually addicted to air conditioning. We use more energy on it than all of Europe, which has twice the number of people, or China, which has over four times as many. In fact, we use more energy on air conditioning than the rest of the world combined.
When it comes to fruits and veggies, there are 4 things the Environmental Working Group (EWG) wants you to know
Cities large and small in the U.S. and around the world are providing people with a new transportation option: public transit by bike.
The media gets it just desserts for going over the top on New York’s new bike share program (not that I’m not a great fan of it).
I love Earth Day, but always feel a little deflated afterwards. Just one day of national attention to the health of our planet? Really??
In the Internet age, it’s ridiculously easy to spread the word about the environment, but getting friends to take notice and act upon the information is notoriously hard.
I was devastated to learn last week that the number of monarch butterflies who made it to their winter stomping grounds in Mexico plunged 59%
This Green Blog is the companion blog to NRDC's This Green Life, a green living column written by Sheryl Eisenberg for the Natural Resources Defense Council. (Subscribe to get it for FREE each month.)
Sheryl has also written "Greentips" for the Union of Concerned Scientists and designs websites for environmental groups and others with her firm, Mixit Productions.