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Ryan Reynolds Reflects on the Gulf Oil Disaster, Local Impacts and How We Move Forward

Ryan Reynolds Reflects on the Gulf Oil Disaster, Local Impacts and How We Move Forward

In New Orleans’ leafy Uptown district, about a dozen blocks from Tulane University, there’s a hidden dog park on the banks of the Mississippi River. Hounds from all over the neighborhood lead their humans over the levee and into a small wood to cool off with a romp in the shallows. On a hot, damp Sunday this summer, I took a small film crew there to meet the actor Ryan Reynolds, who spent much of 2010 in New Orleans shooting Green Lantern for Warner Bros.

10 Simple and Creative Ways to Save Water This Summer

10 Simple and Creative Ways to Save Water This Summer

Challenge yourself this summer with these 10 useful tips to eliminate your water waste!

In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds.  Conserving water can also extend the life of your septic system by reducing soil saturation, and reducing any pollution due to leaks.

Final Week of Green Job Scholarships for U.S. Veterans

Final Week of Green Job Scholarships for U.S. Veterans

The July 4th deadline for home installation contractors to register for the Green Job Continuing Education Scholarships is quickly closing in as the summer heats up. On Memorial Day 2010, GREENandSAVE’s Eco Academy, announced the launch of an unprecedented $1 million Energy Service Scholarship Program (ESSP) to help create green job opportunities and stay ahead of the expanding demand for trained green building and energy specialists.

Jane Goodall And The Elephant In The Room

Jane Goodall And The Elephant In The Room

Primatologist Jane Goodall wants people to face the fact that human population growth is a big problem:

It's very frustrating, as people don't want to address this topic. It's our population growth that underlies just about every single one of the problems that we've inflicted on the planet.If there were just a few of us, then the nasty things we do wouldn't really matter, and Mother Nature would take care of it - but there are so many of us.

Happy World Water Day!

Happy World Water Day!

Today is World Water Day, and lots of people are writing good things about it. Here's a list of what we've liked best so far:

Many Americans Less Concerned About The Environment Than Ever

Many Americans Less Concerned About The Environment Than Ever

According to Gallup Poll results released on Tuesday, Americans aren't worrying as much as usual about environmental issues.

Between March 4 and March 7, Gallup polled over 1000 American adults, asking them if they were concerned with any of eight environmental issues:
Climate Change Bedtime Story Advertisement Draws Criticism

Climate Change Bedtime Story Advertisement Draws Criticism

An independent advertising watchdog group in the UK is unhappy with a government-sponsored ad campaign focused on the dangers of climate change. The Advertising Standards Authority claims to have fielded over 1000 complaints about the ads, and they worry that the ads will be distressing to children.
Schools, Water, and Plastic

Schools, Water, and Plastic

Most people agree that schools shouldn't feed kids soda or other sugary drinks. But what about bottled water?

National Geographic's Daily News site published an article on Wednesday about children, health, and water. And it sounds like drinking fountains have some stiff competition.

Van Jones: A Welcome Return for a Green Jobs Visionary

Van Jones: A Welcome Return for a Green Jobs Visionary

On Tuesday, Van Jones announced he will be joining the Center for American Progress and taking a teaching position at Princeton University. On Friday, he will also receive the NAACP’s President Award for his remarkable achievements.


The UN Needs A New Climate Chief

The UN Needs A New Climate Chief

UN Global Climate Change Chief Yvo de Boer announced on Thursday that he plans to resign on July 1. He thinks he can do more for the world as a business consultant and professor.
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