Green Living

Leisure activities on the River Avon at Avon Valley Country Park, Keynsham, Unit

Rivers have been used for navigation for thousands of years. The earliest evidence of navigation is found in the Indus Valley Civilization, which existed in northwestern Pakistan around 3300 BC. Riverine navigation provides a cheap means of...

 A sand and shingle beach at Man O’War Cove, Dorset, England

Coastal erosion is the wearing away of land and the removal of beach or dune sediments by wave action, tidal currents, wave currents, or drainage. Waves, generated by storms, wind, or fast moving motor craft, cause coastal erosion, which may take...

Siberian Tiger

The Siberian tiger is a subspecies of tiger that is critically endangered; three subspecies of tiger are already extinct.

NASA satellite photo

John Kerry sailed through his confirmation hearing in the Senate and was named Secretary of State by a very wide margin. Environmentalists feel that he is a change agent in a critical position of influence to address the issues of climate change...

Perito Moreno Glacier, in Los Glaciares National Park, southern Argentina

When politicians politicize  facts about global warming, science takes a back seat.

Recently, a federal government report on the Arctic region indicates there is a loss of summer sea ice, spring snow cover and melting of the...

X-ray of Sun

While Haiti continues to recover from the devastating hurricane of 2010, more than 6,000 Haitian students are enjoying an  improved quality of education as a result of a solar energy project that provides the electricity needed to...

Polar bear on ice flow in Wager Bay (Ukkusiksalik National Park, Nunavut, Canada

People are warming up to the notion that global warming is affecting  the planet.  Currently 67% say there is evidence that the  earth’s average temperature has been getting warmer over the past few decades, up four...

Aftermath of New Mexico forest fire

Striking images and video are streaming in from over 1,000 events in more than 100 countries where people are “connecting the dots” between climate change and extreme weather, according to supporters of a global effort called...

Person with house painting equipment

Tired of watching her mutual-fund portfolio shrink, this past May, Victoria  Granacki made a bold move. With her husband’s blessing, she took out an equity line of credit on their paid-for home in Chicago’s...

Two people chatting on a park bench

One of the greatest perks of travel is meeting new people. Conversation starters are easy: “Where are you headed today?” or “Are you traveling on business or pleasure?” If both sides engage, you will quickly arrive at...