If you're like us, you're totally burned out on all the absurd, disingenuous ways that marketers are trying to connect their wares to Earth Day. Perhaps part of the problem is that no one really knows what they're talking about when they say they want to “save the Earth.”
Some things that look awful up close can look kind of beautiful from space. Like this enormous open-pit copper mine in northern Chile.
A little ice age around the time of the 1692 Salem witch trials led to crop failures and shortages of fish, which put everyone in a mood to find a scapegoat, says a newly resurfaced 2004 Harvard thesis by economist Emily Oster.
It's like Threadless and the Arcade Fire teamed up with BASF to talk about green chemistry and the threat of peak oil.
Last fall, cows that were grazing on federal land in Colorado took refuge in a cabin, then froze to death or were trapped by cows' general inability to figure out how to exit thngs. Now their carcasses are thousand-pound blocks of frozen meat, and rangers aren't sure how to dislodge them.
Every year, America misses out on 1.2 million megawatt-hours of electricity, enough to power a small city. Where's it all going? Literally, it's being flushed down the drain.
It goes 200 miles on a third as much battery power as an electric car. It has airbags and an enclosed cockpit. It's gyroscopically stabilized, like a Segway. It could be the future of transportation.
It’s probably best not to make all your meals out of pink slime and enriched HFCS, but a word to the wise: “Natural” doesn’t always mean safe.
Street artists have started covering walls within the no-go zone of Chernobyl with advertising from the world's nuclear power companies -- and a family portrait of America’s favorite family with a nuclear safety officer dad.