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  • How One Plant in India Learned to Turn Carbon into Baking Soda

    Thu 7:20am By Madeleine Somerville
    As far as environmentalists are concerned, carbon dioxide and baking soda sit at entirely opposite ends of the eco spectrum. One is a greenhouse gas we have far too much of, an unfortunate by-product of our modern lifestyle; the other is a beloved household…
  • The 3 Plants Every Home Should Have for Clean Air

    Wed 7:00am By Lisa Beres
    How’d you like to be happier, calmer, healthier and oh, yeah … smarter? Just add plants. Yes, Kermit, it’s not only easy being green today, it’s essential. With Americans spending upward of 90 percent of their time indoors (ribbit!), it is more…
  • 5 Myths About Ecotourism Debunked

    Tue 7:00am By Tazine Bogue
    As editor of Eco Companion, I spend my days writing about wonderful eco-lodges, tours and conservation projects from all over the world. And in my time, I’ve come across plenty of misconceptions about my subject of choice: ecotourism. So I’m here to clear…
  • How Much Impact Can a President Have on the Environment?

    Mon 7:00am By Haley Shapley
    Although the recent political landscape might have you feeling otherwise, throughout history, the environment has been a bipartisan issue. Both Democratic and Republican presidents have left their mark, in ways good and bad, on Mother Earth. In honor of…
  • Death in the Water: How Plastic Is Poisoning Our Oceans

    Feb 17, 2017, 9:36 am By Liz Greene
    We live in a society obsessed with convenience, and that obsession has made plastic king. Though humankind has greatly benefited from plastic, the environmental costs of this reigning polymer may bring about our downfall. Traveling from land to sea in the wind…
  • Bulk Barn Finally Ditches the Mandatory Plastic Bags

    Feb 16, 2017, 7:00 am By Madeleine Somerville
    A little under a year ago, inspired by zero-waste gurus Bea Johnson and Lauren Singer, I tried to live zero waste for a week. I wrote about my experiences here — the good, the bad and the ugly. Before starting out on this weeklong experiment, I’d…
  • Infographic: The World’s Greenest Countries

    Feb 15, 2017, 7:00 am By Earth911
    With ice caps melting at an alarming rate, worldwide coral reefs at risk of dying, and the fact that 2016 was the hottest year ever on record, we are becoming more aware of the role we play in combating global warming and saving the environment. But have you…
  • How to Have an Eco-Friendly Galentine’s Day

    Feb 14, 2017, 7:00 am By Holly Gibson
    Ah, Galentine’s Day. A sacred holiday observed on Feb. 13 by single females and their friends everywhere. And although it may actually be Valentine’s Day, there’s no reason you can’t celebrate Galentine’s Day today or this weekend, too. (If…
  • Meet the 7-Year-Old Who Started a Recycling Company

    Feb 13, 2017, 7:00 am By Wendy Gabriel
    If you haven’t already heard of Ryan Hickman and his recycling company, it’s time to get this 7-year-old on your radar. His environmental journey all began a few years ago, when young Ryan visited a local recycling facility with his father. He was…
  • 8 Valentine’s Day Ideas That Give Back

    Feb 10, 2017, 7:00 am By Lisa Beres
    Spending money on flowers that are grown with toxic pesticides or gifting your sweetie chocolates that contribute to child slave labor and obesity doesn’t exactly scream romantic bliss. Instead of predictable presents that take a serious toll on planetary…
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