When renovating an old home in Connecticut, owners find that the debate centers on 'green' vs. budget – do they try to reuse the old flooring, buy recycled old floorboards, or go with new?
How much will mitigating global warming or climate chage cost the world? Here are some comparisons.
In California, NASA satellites show that groundwater has diminished because of agressive agricultural irrigation.
Some Florida neighborhoods are overrun with peacocks, but not all agree that the colorful birds should be removed.
When snow blows and temperatures fall, tips for coping with the cold and continuing a house renovation over winter.
When renovating a historic house, a homeowner learns to expect the unexpected. There will be a few trials and tribulations as well as joys.
Building houses with bark shingles is eye-catching and sustainable.
James Hoggan, coauthor of 'Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming,' talks about what he calls the PR campaign to discredit global warming.
In the book 'Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming,' James Hoggan says the campaign to create skepticism about climate change is 'by far and away the biggest public relations campaign that I've ever seen.'
In the 1800s, a Rumford fireplace was the latest word in energy efficiency. They're still being built.
A new study estimates that animals and plants will have to migrate, on average, nearly a quarter of a mile each year to keep up with shifting climate belts caused by global warming.
Environmentalists and neighboring states say Illinois mishandled the Asian carp invasion, which threatens a water system’s natural food chain. A multi-agency task force that includes the US Army Corps of Engineers is looking at ways to protect the Great Lakes.
A straw house has walls three to four times thicker than conventional buildings and provides better insulation against winter cold and summer heat.
Maywood, Calif., has become a ‘culture of participation’ to help solve its pollution problems, particularly with contaminated water.
Fireplaces have great appeal in a house, but aren't energy-efficient. What are the alternatives?
In the US, video games consume billions of kWh of energy annually, but users can cut their power bills.