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Paul McRandle
Paul McRandle edits NRDC's Smarter Living and Smarter Cities websites. He previously served as the deputy editor of National Geographic's Green Guide magazine, which won a Min Hottest Launch Award in 2008. He has spent much of the last decade encouraging consumers to make greener choices at Grist, Huffington Post, WorldWatch, and other outlets.
Stories by Paul McRandle
August 30, 2011
Even after floodwaters have receded from your home, the danger is far from over. How to ensure a safe return.
August 25, 2011
How to prepare yourself and your family for Hurricane Irene or any approaching storm.
August 17, 2011
Whoever said "it was a brave man who first ate an oyster" was a fool. From the salty suck of the brine to the oceanic tang of the flesh, oysters are a culinary pleasure without equal. Like wine grapes, they take their shape... read more >
April 26, 2011
How to choose strawberries and other fruits and vegetables that aren’t covered with toxic chemicals.
March 8, 2011
How to use energy efficient design, from well-placed mirrors to fresh coats of paint, as alternative ways to shed light in your home.
February 16, 2011
NRDC expert Elizabeth Shope discusses the dirtiest of dirty fuels: tar sands, liquid coal, and shale oil.
February 7, 2011
How to pick traditional delights for your beloved without offending the birds and the bees.
December 21, 2010
Still got a lot of holiday wrapping to do? Some tips for making your gift wrap fun and functional.  Gifts are best when they’re a surprise, and gift wrap does double duty as holiday decoration and surprise preserver. However... read more >
September 23, 2010
Bed bug hysteria is on the march, but you don't have to bomb your home with toxic pesticides to get rid of them. A pest expert provides the tools you need to sleep safely.
August 26, 2010
How to chill comfortably and cut costs: Follow our 11-step plan to AC-free cooling.
September 22, 2009
The oceans that surround the U.S. create more than 2 million jobs and over $128 billion in gross domestic product annually. And with the continent thoroughly developed, we are being drawn into developing more and more of the... read more >
June 16, 2009
This year’s gathering of the U.S. Conference of Mayors got to a rocky start this weekend in Providence, Rhode Island, where firemen across the state struck in support of the city's firefighters’ union  in their contract... read more >
June 10, 2009
I have to admit that I didn't have high hopes for the Highline--too many rehabbed industrial sites wind up as patchy city parks with gaudily painted girders, the occasional swingset and the uncomfortable sense that under a... read more >
May 26, 2009
When you hear that Bloomberg has shut down Broadway, it sounds like the morality police have muscled in to stamp out illicit pleasures. But never fear, a previous administration already took care of that over a decade ago.... read more >