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Watch John Oliver introduce our obscene new Earth Day mascot

John Oliver proposes a new mascot for Earth Day we can all get behind: Marshmallow, the polar bear with a broken penis.


Finally, coffee pods that aren’t the absolute worst

A Portland-based coffee company has developed a compostable pod that's compatible with Keurig 2.0 machines.

Business & Technology

Angry Birds wants to get you mad about climate change

The makers of the highly addictive game will announce on Earth Day that it is has a new mission: raising awareness about climate change.


This roadkill map says a lot about California’s drought

A UC Davis researcher, working with citizen scientists, has been tracking flattened animals. Here's what they've learned.


This startup wants to fight deforestation … with robots

A former NASA engineer launched a new startup that would use drones to plant 1 billion trees a year.


This sea creature has a huge manatee-crush on Leonardo DiCaprio

If manatees could use emojis, this one would be all heart-eyes for Leo and his new eco-resort.


Now you can listen to the world’s largest collection of whale sounds

This archive of whale and dolphin recordings is basically "Humpback for Beginners," we assume.


Are your reusable grocery bags making you fat?

A Harvard Business School study found a trend: Shoppers with reusable bags were more likely to buy treats for themselves.

10 cities drearier than Seattle

As Seattlites know, dreariness isn't all about cloud cover.

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