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Posted on: Jun 22, 2010, Source: Planet Green

A new study in Nutrition Journal finds vegetarians have lower incidence of depression, anxiety, and other mood problems than their meat-eating neighbors.

Posted on: May 13, 2010, Source: TreeHugger

Its authors proclaim it will do everything short of ensuring apple pie for every citizen. Many activists think it doesn't go deep enough. It's trench warfare, all over again.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2010, Source: TreeHugger

We've almost certainly crossed a dire threshold. According to some scientists, we're destroying 10,000 times faster than creatures can adapt.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010, Source: TreeHugger

One writer argues that if we cannot avoid factory farms, the least we can do is eliminate the unpleasantness of pain in the animals that must live and die on them.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: TreeHugger

Using algae as a new fuel source may mean taking more steps than anticipated to ensure its environmental sustainability.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2010, Source: TreeHugger

Wells Fargo and Bank of America have severed ties with Massey Energy, the leading mountaintop removal mining corporation. So what's holding up JPMorgan Chase?

Posted on: Dec 14, 2009, Source: TreeHugger

"I am here to tell you that we refuse to give up hope. We refuse to be quiet. We refuse to believe that a better world isn't possible."

Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: TreeHugger

Schwarzenegger's solution -- he supports the higher renewable energy goal in principle -- is to mandate the change through executive order.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2008, Source: TreeHugger

Approximately 500 million gallons of coal ash sludge has broken through a holding pond at a coal-fired plant.