Archive for October, 2011

  • Part of a national movement, Green Halloween encourages a holiday that's good for your health, community and planet...

    Green Halloween a healthy alternative for mom, kids

    Part of a national movement, Green Halloween encourages a holiday that's good for your health, community and planet...
  • Chain hotels are doing a better job of going green than their independent competitors. According to a new study, chain hotels are more likely to use energy efficient light bulbs, train staff to turn off lights...

    Chain hotels beat independent rivals to go green

    Chain hotels are doing a better job of going green than their independent competitors. According to a new study, chain hotels are more likely to use energy efficient light bulbs, train staff to turn off lights...
  • As the global population reaches the 7-billion mark, ecological distortions are becoming more pronounced and widespread. Sometimes local needs are depleting water, fish and forests; other times food and fuel needs in one region of the world are transforming ecosystems in another.

    Population growth taxing planet’s resources

    As the global population reaches the 7-billion mark, ecological distortions are becoming more pronounced and widespread. Sometimes local needs are depleting water, fish and forests; other times food and fuel needs in one region of the world are transforming ecosystems in another.
  • The California Air Resources Board, in a unanimous vote, adopts landmark regulations of greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change and meet targets for reducing pollution.

    California becomes first state to adopt cap-and-trade program

    The California Air Resources Board, in a unanimous vote, adopts landmark regulations of greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change and meet targets for reducing pollution.
  • Over the past 10 years, chlorine has been involved in hundreds of accidents nationwide, injuring thousands of workers and townspeople, and killing some. In one California town, more than a year after a chemical cloud forced them to run for their lives, the employees of a recycling business are back to work – but not back to normal.

    Chlorine accidents rupture life for workers, townspeople

    Over the past 10 years, chlorine has been involved in hundreds of accidents nationwide, injuring thousands of workers and townspeople, and killing some. In one California town, more than a year after a chemical cloud forced them to run for their lives, the employees of a recycling business are back to work – but not back to normal.
  • Don’t miss the green opportunity when it comes to training. Steve Ashkin talks about how one underutilized opportunity for reducing the impacts associated with cleaning is the cleaning personnel.

    Green Cleaning: Comprehensive Training

    Don’t miss the green opportunity when it comes to training. Steve Ashkin talks about how one underutilized opportunity for reducing the impacts associated with cleaning is the cleaning personnel.
  • As of Oct. 31, according to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be 7 billion people sharing Earth's land and resources. Is catastrophe inevitable? Not necessarily. But experts say most of Africa – and other high-growth developing nations – will be hard-pressed to furnish enough food, water and jobs for their people.

    7 billion humans and rising rapidly

    As of Oct. 31, according to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be 7 billion people sharing Earth's land and resources. Is catastrophe inevitable? Not necessarily. But experts say most of Africa – and other high-growth developing nations – will be hard-pressed to furnish enough food, water and jobs for their people.