Archives: April 2008

Onwards to $7, $10 per gallon, and why a gas tax giveback is a bad idea

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 30

In 2005, CIBC World Market’s Jeff Rubin predicted oil would double to $100 per barrel, attracting more derision than respect. Now the petro-oracle is predicting prices will double again from...

Tesco's Big Carbon Labeling Bet Kicks Off

Posted by: Heather Green on April 29

About a year and a half ago, grocery store giant Tesco announced that it was going to put carbon labels on every one of the 70,000 products in its stores,...

Cost of Iraq War equal to that of fixing climate change?

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 24

President Bush’s recent speech addressing climate change was met with derision internationally. One of his excuses for a go-slow approach is the estimated cost of converting the US economy to...

Forget those water bottles: Pity the pets

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 21

Amidst all of the hullabaloo going on over the toxic threat of plastics containing BPA--and the ensuing panicked rush to dump pretty much every water bottle in sight--a report...

How nature flourishes when humans leave

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 18

The New Scientist has a surprising look at Bikini Atoll, which was famously blasted by the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated in the atmosphere back in 1952 (not to...

The Challenge for Greens Now

Posted by: Arthur Eves on April 17

Green is the standout winner of the buzzkill question: "Name the buzzword that we will all be sick of hearing next year."

Story of Stuff

Posted by: Heather Green on April 17

Annie Leonard's 20 minute animated video, The Story of Stuff, is well worth the time. For people who don't understand the issues about recycling (why it's not the end all...

President Bush's Climate Plan is Expected to Fall Short

Posted by: John Carey on April 15

President Bush has a habit of promising action on climate change--and then not delivering. In his campaign, he came out in support of mandatory curbs on carbon dioxide emissions from...

Spend your change

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 15

Consider the surprising, enriching green potential of the change scattered under your couch, in your car seats, and sitting in that jar on your dresser. About $10 billion worth...

New Study: Americans Misunderstand Eco-Marketing

Posted by: Heather Green on April 15

A new survey released by consultant Cone LLC and the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, finds that Americans misunderstand key words used in green marketing, giving products more green...

Server farms as polluting as air traffic

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 04

Air travel has become a sort of spectral symbol of the most indulgent sort of carbon-intensive lifestyle, so much so that some deep-green enviros have sworn off flights entirely. The...

It's true: Green buildings do boost sales, rental and occupancy rates

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 03

Call it green magic. According a pair of studies that offer the first broad-scope examination of the economics of green buildings, they really do it all: lower operating costs, boost...

Climate Savers and EPA

Posted by: Heather Green on April 03

When we met a couple weeks ago with Climate Savers, the green PC and server project founded by Intel and Google, they told us about this announcement but had to...

Green jobs: Van Jones on the Colbert Report

Posted by: Adam Aston on April 01

I caught up with Van Jones, founder and president of Green For All this afternoon. Jones' status vaulted from green visionary to eco-celebrity thanks in part to a much-emailed a...

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