Green Living

A Scientist Explains Why We Should Stop Being Afraid of Chemicals
A Scientist Explains Why We Should Stop Being Afraid of Chemicals

Chemistry gets an unfair bad reputation as the world embraces products labeled "natural." But that… >>

How I Made My Mind Up About Fracking
How I Made My Mind Up About Fracking

What are the pros and cons of fracking? A science writer who inherited a share in a Texas oil well… >>

7 Poems to Remind You of the Beauty of Nature
7 Poems to Remind You of the Beauty of Nature

In honor of #NationalPoetryMonth, some of our favorite submissions from the 2015 Reader's Digest… >>

Give the Earth an Inch and It Will Give You a Mile
Give the Earth an Inch and It Will Give You a Mile

The Earth has unbelievable powers of restoration and renewal, Germaine Greer argues -- just take a… >>

5 Toxic Chemicals That Can Clog Your Arteries
5 Toxic Chemicals That Can Clog Your Arteries

Cardiologist Joel K. Kahn, MD, advises people to avoid exposure to these heart-harming toxins in… >>

How to Make Your Own Air Freshener
How to Make Your Own Air Freshener

You'll never buy a commercial air freshener again after you've made your own! >>

11 Homemade Easter Egg Dyes
11 Homemade Easter Egg Dyes

Skip the kit and try coloring Easter eggs naturally with homemade dyes that use coffee, onions… >>

Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water: Rethink What You Drink
Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water: Rethink What You Drink

Chemicals, contaminants, pollution, price: new reasons to rethink what you drink and beware of… >>

8 Ways to Go Green Without Even Noticing
8 Ways to Go Green Without Even Noticing

Going green is easier than you think! Try these simple switches today for a more eco-friendly… >>

The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth
The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth

David Milarch is a pioneering spirit who believes that cloning huge ancient trees—such as the… >>

Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming
Sea Otters: Adorable Partners in the Fight Against Global Warming

A new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment shows that… >>

Gift (Wrap) Green This Holiday
Gift (Wrap) Green This Holiday

There's nothing quite like tearing into a beautifully wrapped present, but let's admit the… >>

Changing a Bad Lunch Habit, One Bite at a Time
Changing a Bad Lunch Habit, One Bite at a Time

Photo courtesy of Youtensil.com Not-so-fun-fact: 40 billion plastic forks, knives and spoons are… >>

Visual Feast: Beautiful Photos of Rotten Food
Visual Feast: Beautiful Photos of Rotten Food

Fact: We waste a lot of food in the United States—Americans throw away nearly half of what they… >>

13+ Steps to a Zero-Waste Kitchen
13+ Steps to a Zero-Waste Kitchen

Reduce, reuse, recycle: These expert tips will help you find new ways to cut waste in the kitchen. >>

Gorgeous, Meet Gross: 4 Lovely Locales Ruined By Massive Trash
Gorgeous, Meet Gross: 4 Lovely Locales Ruined By Massive Trash

From the tallest mountain to the largest ocean, no place on earth (or beyond) is immune from… >>

12 Natural Allergy Remedies that Provide Relief
12 Natural Allergy Remedies that Provide Relief

Tired of allergy meds that make you, well, tired? Try these natural allergy remedies to cut back on… >>

3 Eating Habits to Minimize Your Ecological Footprint
3 Eating Habits to Minimize Your Ecological Footprint

The ecological footprint of the food we throw away is usually much larger than the footprint of all… >>

5 Tips to Reduce Food Waste
5 Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Americans waste 40 percent of their food. To reduce it, try these five tips. >>

Composting Dos and Don’ts
Composting Dos and Don’ts

Skip pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Dryer lint can be composted, and so can old rags. Here, a… >>