Sustainable Skiing

Eco-Practices Grow on Winter Slopes From mountain peaks to base lodges, many alpine ski resorts are working to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. Skiers will discover that sustainability is the watchword at a growing number of facilities, with …

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Sustainable Scrubbing

  Tips for Toxin-Free House Cleaning   Cleaning the house shouldn’t be a health hazard, yet studies have linked many popular cleaning products to asthma and other respiratory ills, developmental problems in young children, and breast cancer. The nonprofit Environmental …

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Eco-Camping

Keeping It Earth-Friendly August is prime time for camping out in the woods or at a music festival. Communing with nature or enjoying the beat outdoors for extended periods can stress the environment—but with proper planning, it doesn’t have to. …

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Crops in the City

Urban Agriculture Breaks New Ground by April Thompson The average American meal travels 1,500 miles to reach its plate, according to the nonprofit Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture. Yet enterprising green thumbs across the country are bringing the …

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Skip the Slip

Digital Receipts Gain Momentum Compared to newspapers, magazines and junk mail, retail shopping sales receipts may seem inconsequential in their use of trees and their footprint on the environment. Yet, getting and handling that tabulation of a sale is a …

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Power Switch

Taking a Home Off the Grid by Jim Motavalli Jesse Stafford and Alyssa Craft quit their jobs in 2015, bought five acres of remote land far away from utilities and began building their 36-foot-by-36-foot timber frame home from scratch. Next …

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Saving a Drop to Drink

Our Role in the Coming Water Crisis by Jim Motavalli Although climate change gets most of the attention, the international water crisis looms just as large. The World Economic Forum has ranked water scarcity as the top long-term environmental risk …

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Eco Fill-up

Liquid Fuel Stores Solar Energy Solar power is cheap and plentiful, but there has been no way to store it efficiently. Scientists from Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenberg, Sweden, are developing a liquid molecule composed of carbon, hydrogen and …

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Exercise vs. Allergies

All the Right Moves by Marlaina Donato Seasonal allergies plague more than 26 million Americans, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, with numbers on the rise in recent years. This is due in part to a dramatic …

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