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Tell Harvard to Get Out of Fossil Fuel Investments

Students, professors and alumni at Harvard University are pressuring their institution to stop investing in companies that contribute directly to climate change and to divest from any coal, oil, or na…

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7 Ways Energy Efficiency Affects National Security

When it comes to national security, boosting energy efficiency usually isn't among the first solutions proposed. But it should be. Whether electricity, natural gas, or gasoline, the American econom…

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Warning: This Gas Pump May Cause Drought and Famine

These days, we see warning labels everywhere. These messages tell us to stay away, use extreme caution, or keep things out of the reach of children. But what impact do they really have on our actions?…

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Students Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Recently, 48 people were arrested outside of the White House, including president of the Sierra Club, Allison Chin. The detained represent 48 out of thousands of climate activists who descended on Was…

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Plastic Bags: Stop Being Part of the Problem (+ video)

By now you've hopefully read my previous piece on the problems with plastic bags and are ready to kick the habit. Thankfully your first step is going to be an easy one: Just say no. Now I know tha…

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Home Sweet Solar Home

The sun is shining on Barack Obama and it just might beam into more American homes now. Like many of you, I was riveted by the election and have great hopes for our country on many fronts. President O…

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Green Girl Goes to a Green College

As you know, if you have been reading this blog for a while, I have a love-hate relationship with Tufts. Last year was not so good for me, but this year I am having a wonderful time, mainly because I…

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Plastic Bags: They Just Don’t Make Sense

I've been trying to start this piece for 30 minutes now and I can't really think of a clever way to do it, so I'm just gonna go with the truth. Simply put, plastic bags blow (pun intended). OK, …

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