In which the GRACE team tastes and rates 11 brands of Fair Trade, Organic and Rainforest Certified chocolates. Buying Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance Certified chocolates is an easy way to ensure that your purchasing power supports chocolate growers with sound human rights policies.
The EPA is taking public comments on the pesticide Triclosan, which may be, among other things, an endocrin disruptor and is ubiquitous in the environment.
Filmmaker Josh Fox interviewed families whose drinking water wells had gone bad after fracking began on or near their land. Their water is now discolored, foul-smelling and in many cases flammable. For the most part, the drilling companies claim no responsibility, although many have settled claims with victims.
A new DOE rule that multinozzle showerheads have a combined flow rate of 2.5 gpm is a problem for luxury bath installers.
Researchers in California looked at sticking a big straw in the Columbia River and sucking it all the way to California.
Ellen Gustafson’s TED talk about hunger, obesity and how they're connected, and how the 30 Project will work on both.
Those of us at EcoCentric are excited to write about this year’s topic - water - because it’s one of our main issues. The blogging started on Tuesday and continued all week.
The natural gas drilling industry is working hard to silence the discussion created by Josh Fox’s film Gasland, which seems to have the industry running a little scared these days.
Author Steven Halwey talks about salmon recovery, dam politics and his new book "Recovering a Lost River". As recovery efforts fail river stakeholders find themselves pitted against the utilities and the federal government.
In 2004, the late, great Peter Jennings ran the hard-hitting series "How the Food Industry is Deceiving You." Nearly seven later, there is still much to be done to divorce the partnership between Big Ag and Big Gov. The good news? Other journalists have followed in Jennings' footsteps.
Last year for Earth Day I asked Congress for a U.S. Energy Policy with far greater emphasis on energy efficiency and renewables. All I got was socks. Again.
Shana Miller is director of Tag-a-Giant, an organization who’s mission is reversing the decline of northern bluefin tuna populations. We took some time to talk about bluefin tuna, her life and what questions to ask the next time you order sushi.
You probably know Ted Danson from Cheers, but with the release of his new book, "Oceana," you get a chance to also know the actor as a 25-year ocean advocate.
So many films feature energy as a theme that Dr. Michael Webber assembled a presentation that examines how energy production and consumption and our views about energy have changed over time.
So far, 2011 has been a tough year for scandal-prone California agribusiness giant, Roll Global, parent company of bottled water brand FIJI Water, among others. After all the bad press last year, it’s not unexpected that the corporation might want to distance itself from...itself.
Triclosan is back in the news because the FDA is evaluating its safety. Results of the review will be out at the end of 2012. The EPA has yet to report on it’s review.