The colleges at the top of our annual "Cool Schools" ranking are so dedicated to greening every level of their operation--from energy usage to recycling to food sourcing to curriculum--that sustainability has become woven into their very culture.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Which sunscreen will you choose for you summer adventures?
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Don't fear the date. You may be wasting these stay-fresh foods.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
These daring videos shot by drones go where no human could go alone.
Cool Schools 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Our Cool Schools 2014 scorecard
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The perfect excuse to have a beer: Eco-brews are helping the planet, pint by pint.
Monday, July 7, 2014
What is the environmental impact of office paper use? Mr. Green finds out!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Can psychologists chart what happens when nature blows your mind?
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Who needs the agricultural-industrial complex when you can gather free food close to home?
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Let's imagine that we feed Fido a pound of prime rib every day . . .
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A wolf catches a salmon while a brown bear looks on in this video captured in Katmai National Park, Alaska.
Throwing Shade: How the nation's investor-owned utilities are moving to blot out the solar revolution
Monday, March 31, 2014
Fearing lost profits, the nation's investor-owned utilities are moving to blot out the solar revolution.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Decrepit dams are clogging Earth's arteries and interfering with fish migration. These three stunning dam detonation videos show that sometimes even massive explosions can be good for the environment.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
These animals take the "all-terrain" camera to new heights
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
From the not-so-venomous daddy longlegs to the short memory span of a goldfish—did these myths have you fooled?
"Kill the K-Cup" features the unrecyclable Keurig cups as a Godzilla-like monster
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time-lapse photography reveals corals as vicious predators, Bay Area fog as a rapid river, and so much more.
Monday, July 28, 2014
A Maine dorm where mini-fridges aren't allowed and a single hairdryer can heat the place in winter.
More proof that good things are worth waiting for. About a year and a half ago, my family and I hiked in Colorado's Browns Canyon, along with some military veterans, Sierra Club volunteers, and local rafting owners. At the time, local people had been trying for two decades to get permanent protection for the canyon (which has long been popular with whitewater rafters and other outdoor enthusiasts). As is often the case, they'd come tantalizingly close more than once to succeeding. Fortunately,...
In the past, I have compared big, polluting fossil fuel companies to zombies. Now I feel bad.
Deep inside some of the world's most dangerous waves.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Don't buy more stuff you don't need.
The Green Life
The experts weight in on the technique of these rock climbing bears.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The latter may feed millions, but there's nothing like knowing what went into your dinner.
Monday, December 15, 2014
A year after he was nearly killed by a polar bear, Matt Dyer returned to the wild with the people who saved his life.
Photographer Alexey Kljatov uses a reverse-lens macro technique to capture snowflakes on his balcony in Moscow.
7 of the planet's most incredible spectacles
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Around 12 years ago, a friend and I were walking by an abandoned alley in San Francisco, and she asked, 'If you could do anything with this space, what would you do?
Friday, April 4, 2014
Last spring, when the Sierra Club started helping organize what would become the People's Climate March, we were hopeful that 50,000 people would come to New York City to participate.
The Green Life
Does energy efficiency outweigh the energy needed to make the appliance?
Friday, February 6, 2015
As corn yields rise, bees are dying worldwide