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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.
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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 >