There's a new kind of eco-tourist on the prowl, one who seeks out the places and experiences threatened by global warming: the climate tourist. The following seven popular tourist destinations may not be the world's most
The link between child slavery and cocoa production and chocolate has been well-documented, even here on TreeHugger, with our piece by guest contributor Tex Dworkin of the Global Exchange Fair Trade Online Store in
The 17th annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital kicked off yesterday and will continue through March 22 with 136 eco-themed documentary, feature, animated, archival, experimental and
Mexico City's minister of the environment, Martha Delgado, announced Friday that in August a pilot project requiring students to take school buses instead of private vehicles to school at 10 private schools would commence.
It's easy to forget that McDonald's, famous for its Big Macs and french fries, is also in the fish business. But indeed, McDonald's purchases more than 18,000 metric tons, or 43.2 million pounds, of fish a year for its popular
This fall, we reported that the big trio of fish-hugging organizations -- Monterey Bay Aquarium, Blue Ocean Institute, and Environmental Defense Fund -- released a card to help consumers navigate their favorite
It was a big week for renewable energy in Mexico. Yesterday we reported that Wal-Mart Mexico has just installed a 174 KW solar array on the roof of one of its stores in the northern city of Aguascalientes. Thursday also brought the launch of one of the
The nation's capital is the place to be this long weekend, as festivities for President-Elect Barack Obama's inauguration kicked off and hundreds of thousands of visitors swarm the city for the big event. Green is a prominent theme this year, as we
Some time back, we reported that Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard had decided to extend the controversial "Hoy No Circula" (Today Don't Drive) plan, a program where drivers are prohibited from using their vehicles one weekday a week based on their
Since 2004, the Mexico City government has been trying to convince residents to separate their trash for recycling and composting purposes. An ambitious solid waste law requires residents and businesses to separate organic waste from inorganic trash.
Jonah Lehrer, author of the new book called "How We Decide," had an interesting piece in the Boston Globe describing how the city affects the brain. Unfortunately, Lehrer tells us, being in an urban environment damages our
Hertz, the world's largest car rental company, is entering the burgeoning car-sharing market with a new offering called Connect, as first reported in Budget Travel. Connect will first be available in New York City, London, and Paris, and will add 20
Planet Ark/Reuters has a nice piece out of Havana about how urban gardens are filling a key void in food production after three hurricanes wiped out 30 percent of the country's farm crops. In Cuba, urban gardens have proliferated in vacant lots,
Three renowned Hong Kong chefs have been named WWF Ocean Friendly Chefs and will design menus featuring sustainable seafood species recommended by WWF's Seafood Guide. The chefs are Lau Chun from Yellow Door Kitchen, Margaret Xu
Washington, DC, which consistently scores high in sustainability rankings for its excellent public transportation, walkability, and green space, has few accolades in the area of green building. While the majority of the nation's biggest environmental