Jacob Leibenluft

Jacob Leibenluft is a writer from Washington, D.C.

The Green Lantern
March 15 2012 2:00 PMKeep On PluggingShould you run your laptop off battery power or use a charger?
The Green Lantern
Nov. 20 2009 11:23 AMTrains vs. Planes vs. AutomobilesWhat's the greenest way to get home for Thanksgiving?
The Green Lantern
Jan. 13 2009 10:45 AMThink Globally, Ask LocallyThe Green Lantern's advice may not work for everyone.
The Green Lantern
Jan. 6 2009 10:44 AMGreen My BlogWhat's the best way to make a Web site energy-efficient?
The Green Lantern
Dec. 23 2008 7:02 AMAre Carbon Offsets Worth It?Deciding whether to pay off your holiday air travel.
The Green Lantern
Dec. 16 2008 10:43 AMDo I Have To Throw Out My Christmas Lights?How to decorate your tree without wasting too much energy.
The Green Lantern
Dec. 9 2008 7:20 AMHow To Spend Your Christmas CashWhat's the best environmental value for your dollar?
Explainer
Nov. 26 2008 6:04 PMStart the Presses?What it means for the Fed to start "printing money."
Explainer
Nov. 20 2008 6:36 PMThe Evergold StateAre prospectors crazy to be dredging in Washington's rivers and streams?
Explainer
Nov. 13 2008 6:40 PMCan Your Country Get Kicked Out of the G-20?It's never happened before.
Explainer
Nov. 7 2008 4:00 PMWhat Happens to All the Ballots From Election Day?They'll likely be shredded by Christmas of 2010.
Explainer
Oct. 30 2008 6:34 PMMcCain's Secret PollsWhy do a campaign's internal numbers look so different from the public data?
Explainer
Oct. 22 2008 6:19 PMHey, That's My Lunar Uranium!Can India claim natural resources on the moon?
Explainer
Oct. 15 2008 4:18 PM$596 Trillion!How can the derivatives market be worth more than the world's total financial assets?
Swingers
Oct. 14 2008 6:29 PMIt's the Little ThingsIn the New Mexico presidential race, no town is too small to matter.
Politics
Dec. 17 2009 3:35 PMDoes Congress E-Mail the President?How a new piece of legislation gets delivered to the White House.
Recycled
March 30 2009 11:48 AMThe 25-Cent Flood Protection DeviceWhy are we still using sandbags to keep rivers from overflowing?
Explainer
Jan. 8 2009 6:37 PMDry PumpingHow do you shut off a gas pipeline?
The Green Lantern
Feb. 26 2009 1:38 PMThermostats, Tissues, Light Bulbs, and Power StripsThe Green Lantern presents a superefficient, four-in-one economy answer pack!
Explainer
Dec. 18 2008 6:43 PMGive Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Penguins …Why would America protect foreign birds?
Explainer
Dec. 11 2008 6:41 PMHow Many "President-Elects" Are There?Why won't federal prosecutors in Illinois use Barack Obama's name?
Explainer
Dec. 4 2008 6:49 PMDepth in VeniceHow will the city's underwater dam work?
The Green Lantern
Nov. 25 2008 7:02 AMTrains vs. Planes vs. AutomobilesIs it always greener to take public transportation?
The Green Lantern
Nov. 18 2008 10:24 AMAn Order of Lo Mein With a Side of GuiltIs getting takeout that much worse for the planet than cooking at home?
The Green Lantern
Nov. 11 2008 7:30 AMWood, I Wouldn'tIt's better to heat your home with gas than with trees.
The Green Lantern
Nov. 4 2008 10:44 AMThe Great Coffee DebateCould a French press be worse for the environment than a coffee machine?
The Green Lantern
Oct. 28 2008 7:04 AMBlack and Orange and GreenCan fun-size candy bars be good for the environment?
The Green Lantern
Oct. 21 2008 7:04 AMIs Fair Trade Green?Making sense of sanctimonious product labels.
The Green Lantern
Oct. 14 2008 7:30 AMThe Overflowing Box of VeggiesMy CSA gives me more food than I can eat … is that bad?
Explainer
Oct. 10 2008 6:47 PMWhat's Up With ACORN?How a community-organizing group became Republican cause célèbre.

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  Life
Quora
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  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
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  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
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  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.