Food fight

Michael Pollan and Whole Foods guy go head to head

For those who read Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, you know he takes Whole Foods to task for greenwashing the industrialization of a food movement that's trying to be more sustainable. Then the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods took …

Umbra on boiling water for tea

Dear Umbra, My roommates seem to be constantly boiling water for tea. We’ve got a gas stove, a microwave, and an electric teakettle. However, we don’t know which option is most efficient. Any ideas? Kate R.Syracuse, N.Y. Dearest Kate, Idears-R-Me, …

Denialist deck of cards

An illustrated taxonomy

Via Crooked Timber, a short academic paper on standard denier tactics for fighting regulations of all sorts: "The Denialists' Deck of Cards: An Illustrated Taxonomy of Rhetoric Used to Frustrate Consumer Protection Efforts" (PDF). While it concentrates mostly on consumer …

Jerry Falwell on global warming: it's a myth

Unlike, say, the story of Noah’s Ark

Joining a brain trust that boasts such members Stone Age Senator James Inhofe and TV game show host Pat Sajak, conservative Christian Reverend Jerry Falwell has spoken out on global warming, proclaiming it … you guessed it … a "myth." …

Call me colossal

New Zealand fishermen nab largest squid in the history of the world

Its eyes are the size of dinner plates; its tentacles, large enough to fashion tractor wheel-sized calamari rings. It stretches longer than a semi-truck, weighs more than a Harley, and glides effortlessly throughout the darkest depths of the Antarctic waters, …

Kedzie Press: An eco-friendly publishing house

There is an interesting article on about Kedzie Press, a small publishing house that publishes environmental titles, as well as other genres, using environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.

More on TXU deal

Some details emerge

More on the TXU deal from the NYT: Matt Wald says the effect on other proposed coal plants is uncertain (in the absence of a price on carbon, that is), and Andy Sorkin digs into some of the personalities and …

Carbon offsets replace Oscar gift bags

Things are getting strange up in Hollywood

You couldn’t ask for a more illustrative Sign of the Times: rather than gift bags full of swag, this year’s Oscar presenters will be getting … carbon offsets. Recently the IRS has cracked down on the notorious gift bags given …

Video of green moments at Oscars

ThinkProgress has a video montage of all the Gore-y moments at tonight’s Oscars ceremony.