July 31, 2012:The lobster was delicious. It came to us cold on a bed of fresh lettuce with a lemon and oil dressing, just a few hours after being hauled in from the Gulf of Maine. My husband and I were guests at a home near Northeast... read more >
July 17, 2012:The Olympics is about sports, sure. But it's also about people, lots of people from just about everywhere. And as city streets turn into giant parking lots and spectators jam public transit, how a city shuffles these camera-... read more >
July 4, 2012:While staying with a college friend last weekend, I woke to the noise of a workman who was installing a new geothermal system for the house. Her husband had warned me there may be an early-morning racket, but honestly, it... read more >
"Get Energy Bills That Won't Make You Sweat"
(July 5, 2012):
Thanks Jeff for your comment. Indeed, I was mistaken about heat pumps being able to operate during power outages. I have asked the editors to remove the paragraph and appreciate your suggesting a good resource for readers to... Read More >
June 26, 2012:Flame retardants are just about everywhere. Manufacturers put them in sofas, curtains, carpet foam, TVs, laptops, and other electronics. The problem is they don’t stay put, they are toxic, and they may not even protect us... read more >
May 15, 2012:Asparagus, radishes, and spinach are trending this week in my neck of the woods. These foods are in season and likely, at their tastiest and most nutritional. I often discuss the benefits of a locavore lifestyle, but keeping... read more >
April 26, 2012:Mushrooms may be on the rise to replace the ubiquitous plastic foams found in packaging. That’s the hope of two young environmental entrepreneurs, Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre. The idea for their new packaging material --... read more >
April 20, 2012:Fatty foods and lazy lifestyles might not be the only factors contributing to the obesity epidemic. A new study points a finger at air pollution. The research, conducted by the Columbia University Center for Children's... read more >
April 12, 2012:Costa Rican rainforests contain many wonders -- poisonous frogs, towering volcanoes, and miniature armies of leaf-cutter ants. But our tour guide mainly wanted to talk about laundry. Jim Damalas wasn’t just any tour guide.... read more >
Wendy Gordon has been a leader in the green consumer movement for two decades. She founded Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet, a pioneering consumer outreach organization, and Green Guide, the go-to resource for the eco-conscious consumer, acquired in 2007 by
Wendy Gordon has been a leader in the green consumer movement for two decades. She founded Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet, a pioneering consumer outreach organization, and Green Guide, the go-to resource for the eco-conscious consumer, acquired in 2007 by National Geographic. Mothers & Others was conceived at NRDC when Gordon was a senior project scientist in the health program. She is now a consulting editor for OnEarth and NRDC.