Living

Major U.S. cities ranked by relative walkability

Software company Front Seat has released a ranking of the most walkable U.S. cities, rating the relative distance to and density of businesses like grocery …

Pope talks to youth about consumption, environmental degradation

Pope Benedict XVI addressed over 150,000 people in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday as part of Whirled-Youth Day World Youth Day, a massive Catholic get-together meant …

PETA gets served

Animal rights group called out for repeatedly exploiting women

Yesterday, The Sydney Morning Herald had a piece about PETA titled, “Why does a pro-vegetarian organisation treat women like meat?” Good question. The women-as-meat connection’s …

Indiana Greens and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Harrison Ford on living green

Can we live green and live well? Harrison Ford says living well is living green:

Wal-Mart, mining companies team up to trace path of jewelry supply chain

Retail giant Wal-Mart is joining with Conservation International as well as mining companies Rio Tinto and Newmont Mining to launch a pilot project that lets …

New definition of green

Cabins are not ‘earth-friendly’

Green: A marketing scheme used to sell environmentally destructive crap to unthinking dupes. Here's an eco-fantasy article crafted to sell second homes. Scaling from the French doors in one picture I calculate that this "cabin" is twice the size of my own two-story, two-bath, four-bedroom home in Seattle. Half of this visible wall is window, having half the insulation value of a typical wall:

Green carpet treatment

MLB, NRDC, and Chevy partner for ‘greenest’ All-Star Game

Tonight's Major League Baseball All-Star Game in New York should be the "greenest" MLB event ever, according to Reuters. In partnership with Chevy and NRDC, MLB incorporated a number of "green" initiatives into tonight's game: Athletes will be transported to and from Yankee Stadium in FlexFuel Chevy Silverados, post-consumer recycled waste content and bio-based materials will be included in paper products, and NRDC green teams will roam the stands of Yankee Stadium encouraging debauched and inebriated baseball fans to recycle. However, the centerpiece of the green All-Star Game is the giant "green" red carpet upon which the all-star players paraded for 18 blocks down Sixth Avenue. The 95,000-square-foot carpet, created by Bentley Prince Street, Inc. of California, was made completely out of recycled fiber content, and 100 percent of electricity was generated by an on-site solar array or financed through the purchase of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates. Too bad the FlexFuel Chevy Silverados in which the All-Stars paraded were less green than the carpet upon which they rolled. Fox will broadcast the final Yankee Stadium All-Star Game starting at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Bam! Planet Green is cookin' tonight

Catch the premiere of Emeril Green

As previously reported (and punned) TV chef Emeril Lagasse is kicking it up a notch with a new cooking show on Planet Green that addresses …

As summer heats up, a tasting of six “natural” white wines

When it comes to white wine, the nose knows. Photo: Tyler Bell When the summer sun rages, there are few antidotes more pleasing than a …