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When you think of climate change, who pops into your head? I’ve asked hundreds of people this question. By far the most popular answer: I have no idea. The next most popular answer is Al Gore, then Bill McKibben, and then that’s about it.

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Let’s Name Hurricanes After Congressional Climate Deniers

Extreme weather, supercharged by climate change, has been pounding the U.S. In 2012, there were 11 climate disasters that cost more than $1...

Extreme weather, supercharged by climate change, has been pounding the U.S. In 2012, there were 11 climate disasters that cost more than $1 billion each, according to NOAA. And as I write this, Yosemite—where modern environmentalism was arguably born—is on fire.

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Why Don't We Name Hurricanes After Climate Deniers?

Despite overwhelming evidence of man-made climate change, some members of Congress just haven't gotten the message.

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Extreme weather, supercharged by climate change, has been pounding the U.S. In 2012, there were 11 climate disasters that cost more than $1 billion each, according to NOAA. And as I write this, Yosemite—where modern environmentalism was arguably born—is on fire.

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World Population to Hit 7 Billion This Year, 10 Billion by 2100

With 2.3 billion more people arriving to the globe in the next 40 years, the battle for resources is just beginning.

The globe's seven billionth citizen will be born before January 2012, according to new estimates from the United Nations. It was only 1999 when the earth's population hit 6 billion, and by 2050 we're expected to add 2.3 billion more. Despite all the financial hardships many currently face, proud parents abound. But their joy might spell trouble for the rest of us.

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The GOOD "Waste Less" Wrap Up: We Got Wasted on Waste

July's attempt to give up on waste was perhaps the hardest one yet. Oh, how we struggled with those infernal iced coffees.

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for July? Waste less.

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The GOOD 30-Day Challenge: Waste Less

In July, we're getting less trashy by trying to reduce our garbage to one grocery bag per week. Waste not? We'll certainly try.


Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for July? Waste less.

Every year the residents and businesses of Phoenix alone send one million tons of solid waste to Buckeye, Arizona's, SR85 landfill. That's about one ton per resident, and it's enough garbage to fill the city's pro football stadium from top to bottom seven times over. Outside of Arizona, the average American produces about 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and in Mexico, households create 30 percent more trash than Americans. It all seems insignificant at first—a Starbucks cup here, a sandwich box there—but pretty soon you're sweating while hauling giant Hefty bags to the curb yet another week in a row. Let's stop being so trashy, and let's start this month.

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