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Ask a Brokeass: We get around

On eco-friendly transport for the not-so-rich

Dear Brokeass, What I’m having the worst issue with is that most of the stuff we do has such a small impact. Recycle, reuse, on and on. I know the biggest place to make an impact is transportation, but the …

Bush, Iran, and the House of Saud

Here we go again

Bush’s babble about Iran has taken on a darker tone of late. Just a couple of days ago, the president claimed with certainty that an elite Iranian unit had been supplying Shiite militias in Iraq with deadly weaponry. He acknowledged …

Size does matter

Tiny houses growing in popularity

Can you imagine living in a 120-square-foot house? Yeah, me neither. (Where would all my shoes go?) But I’m really kinda digging this tiny house trend. True, most of these less-than-500-square-feet abodes are second homes (and I’m still struggling to …

Global warming: How it's playing in Cleveland

No big deal, say Ohio meteoroligists

Guess the IPCC report really was sort of a bust. Dave reports that a big swath of the pundocracy says global warming sucks, but there’s nothing we can do about it. Oh well. Over in Cleveland, a bunch of meteorologists …

Hybrid autos save money in long run

Duh!

As if it were news, a report by Intellichoice.com found that over a five-year span, the owner of a Prius saves more than $13,000 compared to the owner of a similar non-hybrid. In fact, the savings apply "across the board," …

I like the sound of that ...

A medley of music-related eco-news

With Gore playing Music Man and The Police copping some love for water issues, there’s already been quite a bit of eco-news to sing about this week, but I’ve got a few more tidbits to share. Here’s a quick roundup …

We’re Just a Lincoln Your Chain

Daily Grist takes a break for democracy’s sake Know what’s more fun than gawking at the ever-expanding field of 2008 presidential contenders? Pausing for a moment to reflect upon the noble and not-so-noble men who have brought us to this …

It’s Official: He Rocks

Gore announces continents-spanning concert series, Live Earth Never let it be said that Al Gore is not dedicated to his cause: the man will do whatever it takes to raise awareness about climate change. If it means hobnobbing at Sundance, …

Spread of insomniac bears

Yes, really

Reports out of Spain over the holidays indicate that Siberian bears aren't the only ones losing sleep this winter. In the Cantabarian mountains of northern Spain, mother bears are postponing hibernation to gather food that isn't usually available.