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Is Buying Local the Best Way to Go on a Carbon Diet?

By TreeHugger This guest post is an excerpt from Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, written by the Union of Concerned Scientists and published by Island Press. Find out more at …

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Eco-Lessons from Wine

By Jensen Montambault, The Nature Conservancy Can you save the environment while relaxing with friends over a cup of vino? Science's answer to this question is a resounding, "maybe." It all depends…

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Not-So-Local Meat

Last month I was witness to an illegal pig slaughter. I should probably clarify this statement on all fronts. This slaughter (or “harvest” as people who raise livestock like to call it) was not done i…

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Could You Live Off the Grid?

By Randy Swaty with Jeannie Patton, The Nature Conservancy This summer, my two boys and I spent a few days with a couple who live off the grid in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, 17 miles from the neare…

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The Carbon Footprint of Milk Containers

By Amy Crews for DietsInReview.com Usually at the grocery store check-out you will be asked your preference for paper or plastic. That question now extends to your milk purchase, as milk comes in a…

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May Is National Bike Month! 3 Reasons To Celebrate

May is National Bike Month in the United States, including Bike to Work Week from May 16-20 and Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20. In cities and towns all over the country, car lovers will ditch thei…

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Are Electric Cars Really Better For The Environment?

Note: This is the second in a weekly series of Care2 posts about alternative fuels and vehicles in honor of Earth Day. Be sure to check out first post, Top 5 All-Electric Vehicles of 2011. La…

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How Do The States Stack Up Environmentally?

Would you like to know which state has the most organic farms, or the lowest air pollution, or the most breastfeeding moms? Maybe you'd like to know which states are the worst polluters? If so, Mother…

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Green Knitting: A Gorgeous Blanket Project

I've been looking for a bed coverlet to knit with a soothing neutral palette. Generally, I am attracted to knitted projects that are brightly patterned with a rainbow of colors. When I spotted this Lo…

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5 Green Habits That Matter More Than Recycling

By Mat McDermott, Planet Green So, like every person trying to do their part to reduce their personal carbon emissions and make the most of the natural resources we all consume you recycle ri…

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