Ash Cloud Increases Train Travel, Car Sharing, CO2 Savings
OK, the volcano-invoked ash cloud put a terrible pall on airline travel in Europe (UK flights are expected to resume early Tuesday) and stranded TH correspondents all over the continent. It was costly for stranded travelers, Kenyan flower farmers, and the airlines. One the bright side, train travel is at an all-time high.
When it comes to reducing our carbon footprint and paying attention to how we treat the planet, we're doing it for two main reasons - so that we can provide a healthy home for all the flora and fauna of the globe, and so that we get to enjoy those very plants and animals across the planet. That's what's behind this year's Travel and Nature winners - ways to enjoy everything life has to offer, and celebrate all the amazing living creatures that call our planet home. From the most beatuiful green yoga retreats to the most amazing natural discoveries, see what we think are the best of the best.
Unusual Boat Cruise Tours L.A.'s Urban Waterways
Though lucky participants might catch a glimpse of a bottlenose dolphin or two, smokestacks, sewage pipes, and shipping containers are the main attractions on the Urban Ocean Boat Cruise, a two-and-a-half-hour voyage along a part of the Los Angeles coastline not featured on Baywatch.
Top 25 Cities with Most Energy Star Buildings in 2009
Today the EPA released its second annual ranking of U.S. metropolitan areas with the largest number of buildings receiving the Energy Star label in 2009. California cities took two of the top three slots, but that's no surprise as these cities are at the forefront of green building.
Trained Musicians Bound for Greener Pastures on 28-State Tour
This train is bound for a greener planet. The brainchild of Bob Wolf of We Are the World Radio Simulcast fame, the Green Train will depart from Portland in April and pass through various parts of the country during a six-week whistle stop tour featuring musicians, actors, writers and artists. The final stop is Washington D.C. where it will spread the message: Drop your political and religious differences and “dig in” by volunteering for Mother Earth.
- Take a Hike: 5 More Great Tips for the Urban Explorer
- Multitasking Must Haves: A Green Guide to the Most Versatile Fashion, Foods, Tools and More
- Space: Why Bother?
- The City Girl’s Guide to Urban Hiking
- Green Winter Adventures: Top 5 Eco Ski Spots
- Thousand Oaks, CA to get two Ballard-powered fuel cell buses
- SolarBullet Campaign shoots for high-speed solar train
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World Green Top News
- Testing a New Dynamic Solar Facade
- Joshua Tree Gets a New Desert Prefab
- Plugwise Eliminates Excess Energy Use
- Ahead of Schedule, An LED Bulb for us All
- Community Solar Programs Let Renters Share The Power
- Simple Green Harpoon House in Oregon
- Dad Was Right About Those Lights
- Gary Chang's Sliding Wall Apartment Is An Eco-Friendly 24 Rooms! (VIDEO)
- Who Wins in the Home Star Program? GridPoint, Big Box Retailers
- Seeking Existing Home Energy Efficiency
- Introducing The New Global Citizen: A Leadership Chronicle 21 May 2013 | 1:00 am
- The Home Depot Foundation Creates $1 Million Fund for Spring Storm Relief and Recovery Efforts 21 May 2013 | 12:40 am
- Straus Family Creamery introduces NuScoop™ – the new “energy bar” for the ice cream section 21 May 2013 | 12:00 am
- Straus Family Creamery Introduces New, Organic Ice Cream Flavors: Cookies & Cream and Vanilla Chocolate Chip – both are gluten free 21 May 2013 | 12:00 am
- ReportAlert.info - Hydro-Québec Publishes Sustainability Report 2012 20 May 2013 | 10:15 pm