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What color settings are you using in Photoshop? The other possible issue is you have a bad monitor profile installed.
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Set the color profile to "sRGB" in the Camera Raw dialog. It sounds like you are using a non-color-managed application to view the resulting JPEG files that are saved out of Photoshop. Camera Raw defaults to "Adobe RGB", which has a wider gamut, but will look desaturated if viewed in a non-color-managed [i.e. stupid] application.
These stupid applications include most web browsers.
Before you fire off on CR and PS, you really need to learn about color management if you do anything in digital photography and digital photoediting. The problem that you are encountering is that you're handing off jpegs in a color space different from sRGB to people that use color dumb apps. Unfortunately, basically every windows app and browser (i.e. 95% of your audience) does not understand proper color management. To combat this, convert your images into the sRGB profile before sending them out (trivial in PS). Also make sure you attach profiles when exporting to jpeg. You can read a little more about this in this excellent description. The problem is that you'll loose some gamut at the expense of compatibility.
A) It sounds like you are using a Nikon camera... hence the green problem... although I have seen some Canon slime too... Do you control the color white balance with a good gray card when you shoot?
B) It sounds like you are working on the files until they look good on your monitor but then...
B.1) your monitor is not calibrated to a non equipment based standard like Adobe 1998 so the out put doesn't hold for the next step
B.2) you are not embedding a profile (sRGB or Adobe 1998 or other equipment based profile) to provide instructions for your software and hardware to know where black and white and neutral gray are so they can render the photo correctly... no instructions (aka profile) equals unpredictable color from one step to another...
C) Maybe you have the camera on one color profile and photoshop on another but you still aren't embedding when you save the file?