March 2012

Business & Technology

Earth to Apple: Think different about profits

Our post on Apple's profits mislabeled its pie charts. But the point -- that Apple's pie is big enough to give Chinese workers some slack -- stands.

Climate Skeptics

GM customers are pissed about company’s Heartland connection

One of the damning Heartland Foundation documents from a few weeks ago revealed the name of the climate-denial think tank’s major donors. One of them: A foundation connected to General Motors. Oops. Heartland’s not exactly …

Climate & Energy

Climate change could kill ice hockey in Canada

New study shows that climate change could leave Canada without any outdoor ice rinks by mid-century.

Critical List: More people have safe drinking water; Asia’s pollution is hitting the U.S.

The U.N. met its Millennium Development Goal to halve the number of people without safe drinking water. President Obama is giving a press conference this afternoon — the first in months. It’s supposed to be …

Locavore

Know your bites: Does the USDA’s local-farms program have a chance?

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food, the USDA's two-year-old campaign to support local growers, faces a moment of reckoning.

Population

Women’s groups and enviros are ideal allies on contraception

Environmentalists strongly support women's access to birth control, according to a new survey. So how about teaming up with women's groups?

Renewable Energy

Mad Rush: Limbaugh claims solar and wind industries don’t exist

Rush Limbaugh declares that the multi-billion-dollar solar and wind industries simply don't exist.

Animals

Oh, no big deal, just a LIVE PENGUIN CAM

SeaWorld San Diego set up a live cam starring 300 penguins.

Green Home

Now you can buy a prefab IKEA house

Oregon architecture firm ideabox is producing this prefab tiny house, which comes pre-installed with IKEA cabinets, flooring, and closets. The “activ” house is about 750 square feet and costs $86,500, and you can pick the …

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