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Use Carbon Offsets to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint This Holiday Season



Want to shrink your carbon footprint this holiday season? Affordable carbon offsets can help. Here’s how, courtesy of TerraPass, our sponsors for this post. Unless you’re walking or bicycling to your holiday destination, you’ll be using some form of transportation that burns a fossil fuel. Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, […]

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What’s so bad about fracking? Here’s what you need to know.



 If you've been wondering what fracking is and whether it's good or bad, you're not alone. It's a complicated, high tech process whose advocates say it produces abundant clean energy. As an environmentalist as well as a consumer, though, I've been concerned about the impacts fracking is having on drinking water, clean air, and farmland. […]

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Rebuilding Sustainably After Disaster

Rebuild Sustainably After Natural Disasters Strike



If there’s any silver lining in the dark weather clouds hanging over most of the country right now, it’s in the opportunity they’re creating to transform our cities and towns into the energy-saving, water-saving, safe and healthy communities they should be. Greensburg, Kansas provides a perfect example of how a town sheared down to the […]

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