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From Chia to Chard

Chia leader The grass is always greener on the other side of the Atlantic. And speaking of decorative planters: It's O-O-O-bama! She's a poet and didn't gnaw it Two buses diverged on a road, and I / I bit the driver of the one less traveled by / And that has made all the difference. A cow by any udder name Cows with names make more milk, says a new study. And we're pretty sure 982 009 103 981 038doesn't count as a name. Garbage trick Guess it's true what they say: One person's trash truckis another's treasure. There go …

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From President to Pep

Yes, we garbage can This week, someone with designs on the future will take the old and broken and turn it shiny and new. We speak, of course, of Nancy Judd. But we've got high hopes for that other guy, too. Photo: Katie Maccauly Spare meow Agog at all our fishy friends / That on sharp hooks have bitten, / PETA's launched a cutesy-boots campaign / Called, yes, "Save the Sea Kitten!" (Read the whole poem.) Ice capped yo' ass Climate change solved. Thanks, angry polar bear! Prius and them Hybrids: a study in multiple personality disorder. They've been both …

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From Smoke to Sass

Smokin' hot Does this dress make my butt look recycled? Here's the scoop Can we rename an old Ben & Jerry's flavor to honor a new president? Yes Pecan! The full Vermonty At the Miss America Pageant later this month, Miss Vermont will walk the stage in an eco-friendly hemp gown. And perhaps Miss Texas will carry a beef jerky purse. Photo: Steve Legge/Image North Photography Stick a cork in it Make a miniature chair using just the corks, foil, and cages from two champagne bottles and you can enter this contest. Winners receive a person-size chair made from recycled …

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The Best of Grist List 2008

Or are you just soapy to see me? Man Junk: "A line of organic shampoos for the discriminating scrotum." Members only, please. Eat your hat Tried to go whole hog, but still have leftovers? Haberdash over to this site to save your bacon. Because "one always looks neat, in a hat made from meat." Elephant out of room Hey Ranger, Coming 2 town. Meet 4 drink @ Babar? Got junk n the trunk, IYKWIM. I'll never forget u. Luv, Elephant. We'll undertake 'er Feeling deathly ill? Rest in peace on one of these slightly used sofas. Sure, they were coffins …

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From Carols to Condoms

Jingle bells, clean coal smells Click here. Discover wintry-clothed, googly-eyed coal carolers. Hear frosty lyrics like "There must have been some magic in clean coal technology, for when they looked for pollutants there was nearly none to see." Vomit. Repeat. Buckling under pressure On the heels of the economic downturn, seems NatPo's vegan Mary Janes have been shoe'd off the market. Was she a victim of ecoflation or was the priceyness just a step in the wrong direction? (Hey, if the shoe fits ...) Shiver me timbres! What to do with all that ice once you no longer need it …

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From Racy to Race

Strung out The students at Allegheny College are on clothespins and needles worrying about climate change. So they've hung their cares underwears out to dry ... hey, is that a Hood Thong? Puddle stumper This guy is really hitting the pavement to raise awareness about climate change; hope he doesn't get in over his head. Click, click, click Up on the rooftop workers pause / Their contracts have a greening clause / Can't go down while they're employed / Energy savings will be enjoyed. You're killing us We wouldn't be caught dead in fur ... but we also wouldn't be …

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Take it back!

Electronics TakeBack Coalition runs a Times Square ad entreating Panasonic to take back TVs for recycling -- on Panasonic jumbotron:

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Mac daddy

Apple continues to tout its ownership of the "greenest family of notebooks" in a new ad:

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From Nation to Urination

Obama mamas Can we contribute to overpopulation with post-election celebration? Yes we can -- literally. Photo: tjroberts79 What's shakin', bacon? James Bond likes to pig out on a breakfast that's bacon, not stirred. While filming, the sizzling star would have no solace until he brought home the bacon. But he went from the frying pan to a fiery letter from PETA for trying to save his bacon. And those are all the bacon bits; we think we've gone whole hog. All iPhone want for Christmas Santa baby, slip an iPhone under the tree, for me. Think of all the shared …

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ProPublica keeps a close eye on Bush’s last-minute shenanigans

As the Bush administration tries to cement W's anti-environmental legacy by pushing through last-minute evildoing, ProPublica is keeping a close eye on the shenanigans. Here is a big-picture article on 11th-hour regulations, including speculation as to what President Obama could do to reverse 'em. Here is a list of 20 rules and regulations that the Bushies are trying to push through -- from opening the Grand Canyon to uranium exploration to easing restrictions on mountaintop-removal mining to mucking with the Endangered Species Act -- along with notes on whether there's still time to bitch them out send in a comment. …

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