Sarah Laskow

Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things.

Locavore

Williams-Sonoma wants to sell you a chicken coop

Sure, it’s green to raise chickens in your backyard, but it’s a tragedy that they have to live in rough-hewn, generic coops. What about your chickens’ sense of style and feng shui? Luckily, Williams-Sonoma takes this problem seriously.

Coal

Anti-coal campaign is ‘the most significant achievement of American environmentalists’ since the 1970s

The Sierra Club's anti-coal campaign has shut down proposals for 166 coal-fired power plants.

Critical List: Warmest March on record for 25 states; LEGO hermit crab shell

A round-up of the news of the day.

Living

Biodegradable slippers are the new creepy toe shoes (we hope)

I’m pretty sure this is the ultimate eco-product: a biodegradable shoe modeled after the Amazonian practice of painting resin onto one’s feet to protect them. Should you invest in these lovelies? Let us examine the …

Living

Indian man single-handedly plants hundreds of acres of forest

In the northern Indian province of Assam, there's a forest named after one man — not a politician, or a historical hero, but a guy who lives there today. It's named after him because he planted most of its 1,360 acres.

Critical List: Earth Hour around the world; GM cuts funding to Heartland Institute

A look at the news of the day.

Scary Food

Starbucks strawberry Frappuccino dyed with crushed insects

Here's a Starbucks order to try out: a Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino with soy milk and a shot of crushed parasitic insects.

Critical List: Pesticides are killing bees; North Sea gas leak only sort of dangerous

A look at the news of the day.

Climate Change

Forest scientists pit trees against each other in fight for survival

In Europe, forest scientists are setting up a kind of Hunger Games for trees. The goal, the BBC reports, is to find out which trees will survive in the harsh world to come:

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