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Leave your car(e)s behind on vacation

Dreaming of getting away in August? How about getting away from your car? Xtracycle, a maker of "cargo bike" kits, offers up "car-free vacation tips" so you can fill your vacation with "clean, affordable, soulful …

Ouch!

Jellyfish invasion in the Mediterranean

If you've never felt the stinging sensation of a jellyfish, count yourself lucky. It's like lemon juice in a paper cut, but longer lasting. The only thing worse than a jellyfish sting is ... hundreds …

Asphalt blues

"With the continuing escalation of global fuel prices, many State DOTS are beginning to experience unprecedented construction cost increases." - USDOT Over the last year, the price of asphalt has gone through the roof, and …

What is a “free market”?

I have written a few pieces over the past week about economic policies that would greatly benefit the environment. A major contention that keeps coming up on the comment threads is that I use the …

A chat with Andy Revkin about Inhofe’s attack

Andrew Revkin has been reporting on climate and science for The New York Times for over 10 years. He recently completed a book about his experiences in the Arctic: The North Pole Was Here, a …

Subsidize this!

In a recent post on the four shifts in public policy that would have the greatest positive impact on the environment, number one was the elimination of natural resource subsidies. Every year, when I cover …

Green. Period.

Green is the new everything these days.

I just received a bumper sticker from ecoAmerica declaring that "Green is Red White & Blue." But wait, no, green is the new black. No, green is the new red. Green is the new blue. …

The City Gas Guzzler

You gotta love this new ad from Greenpeace. Well, unless you're an SUV owner. (Via TH)

Keep your cool

Crime goes up with temperature, says a new study.

You're constantly inundated with information about global warming wreaking havoc on wildlife, plants, oceans, human health, and everything else unfortunate enough to be under our sun. Do you feel angry? Does it just make you …