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Renewable Energy

Introducing Ethical Electric: A new utility that lets people choose clean power

Ethical Electric will provide 100 percent renewable electricity to its members, while also mobilizing them on progressive energy and climate action.


Processed red meat: The worst of two worlds

Eating red meat regularly is hard enough on the body, but recent science says that when that meat is processed it could raise one's chances of deadly disease significantly.

Election 2012

Being Green: Presidential hopeful Jill Stein aims to rebuild a broken system

The Green Party’s front-runner says she wants to get corporations out of politics, create universal health care and free higher education, and rebuild the American economy. Don’t even get her started on Ralph Nader.


Pink deviled eggs [Recipe]

Want something a little unexpected and fun to bring to your holiday gathering this week? Try these beet-dyed eggs. But start soon, because they'll need to pickle overnight!

Climate Change

Chump change: Stopping global warming is much cheaper than you think

Politicians like to claim we can't afford to take drastic climate action right now. A U.K. report debunks that myth.


Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic: Still rocking the vote

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic transformed from rock star to wonky election reformist. As we head into a polarized 2012 election, his championing of ranked choice voting could help give marginalized environmental issues serious political clout.


Clean coal nonsense: New industry ad claims ‘real environmental progress’

The coal industry has rolled out a new ad trying desperately to paint itself as “clean."


Michigan threatens small farms by calling heritage pigs ‘invasive’

The state recently classified some heritage pigs as "invasive species," which endangers the livelihood of hundreds of small farmers -- and Big Ag could have a hand in it.

Energy Policy

Subsidies 101: A guide to corporate handouts, and why we shouldn’t stand for them

Let's call subsidies what they are: freebies for the richest companies in history. Here are five rules of the road that should be applied to the fossil-fuel industry when it comes to subsidies.