Why Americans should eat lentils every day

When it comes to combating climate change, the lentil may be the perfect legume.

By Michael J. CorenMarch 21, 2023

The iPhone is staging a quiet revolution in how we charge our devices

To reach net-zero emissions, our machines need to talk to the grid. With clean energy charging, Apple enlisted millions of iPhones to do just that.

By Michael J. CorenMarch 14, 2023

Why airlines want to charge you for flying on french-fry oil

Sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF, is the most promising way for the aviation industry to replace fossil fuels in aircraft — and for you to feel better about flying.

By Michael J. CorenMarch 7, 2023

I tried, and failed, to install a heat pump. Here’s how to do it right.

The Inflation Reduction Act offers large incentives for millions of Americans to install heat pumps in their homes. Here's how to do it.

By Michael J. CorenFebruary 28, 2023

Why composting doesn’t have to be hard anymore

New technology and services are making it easier to compost, whether you live out in the country or in a 400-square-foot apartment.

By Michael J. CorenFebruary 21, 2023

Electric vehicles can now power your home for three days

The next generation of EV batteries will power your home and feed energy to the grid.

By Michael J. CorenFebruary 17, 2023

A new kind of bond is enlisting Americans in the fight against climate change

Green bonds are helping ordinary citizens fund the clean energy transition.

By Michael J. CorenFebruary 14, 2023

We still use appliances like it’s 1970. There’s a better way.

Some popular energy-saving tips for our home appliances are proving to be old and outdated myths. Here's how we can do better.

By Michael J. CorenFebruary 2, 2023

Comparing green funeral options, from composting to natural burial to water cremation

If you're planning a green funeral, you have a lot of choice. The Post's climate coach explains how much each one costs, both for you and the planet.

By Michael J. CorenJanuary 31, 2023

You’re not going to stop shopping for new clothes. Here’s what to do instead.

For an Earth-friendly closet, how you shop — finding ways to reduce unnecessary purchases of new items, thinking about how you might wear what you buy and looking for clothes that will last — matters.

By Allyson ChiuDecember 6, 2022

Why you should almost always wash your clothes on cold

Laundry can be the most significant thing that you do when it comes to reducing your clothes' environmental impact, experts say.

By Allyson ChiuNovember 29, 2022

The climate-friendly way to furnish your home

How to keep old furniture out of landfills and choose new, sustainable pieces that will do minimal harm to the environment.

By Scott KirkwoodNovember 28, 2022

Why The Washington Post is starting a climate advice column

Our new Climate Coach introduces himself.

By Michael J. CorenNovember 28, 2022

In one state, every class teaches climate change — even P.E.

New Jersey teachers are explaining the problem even in subjects like art, social studies and languages.

By Caroline PrestonNovember 5, 2022

We should eat more plants. Here’s which ones are best for the planet.

Some plant-based foods are better for the environment than others.

By Tamar HaspelNovember 1, 2022

Composting is easier than you think. Here’s how to get started.

A beginner's guide to composting: Whether you live in an apartment or a house with a yard, here's how to do it — and why it's worth the effort.

By Scott Kirkwood October 6, 2022

Considering an electric vehicle? Here’s how to prep your home for one.

How to prepare your home for an electric vehicle, including what it takes to install an EV charger, how much it costs and when it's not possible.

By Rachel KurziusSeptember 26, 2022

8 ways to feel less anxious about things beyond your control

How to feel less anxious and hopeless about climate change, the war in Ukraine and other things beyond your control.

By Lesley Alderman, LCSWSeptember 13, 2022

How subbing pork for half your beef can cut your climate impact

Beef has the highest climate impact of any food, but you don't have to give up meat altogether to make a difference.

By Tamar HaspelJuly 22, 2022

20 ideas to help you go green in the kitchen

Direct actions you can take right now to reduce the environmental impact of your cooking and eating habits, from small to not so small.

By Aaron Hutcherson and Matt BrooksApril 20, 2022