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Animals

Dude orders 80-year-old lobster at restaurant just to set it free

Don MacKenzie reserved 17-pound Larry the lobster for dinner, then spent an undisclosed amount to release him uneaten into the Long Island Sound.

Food

The saddest pictures of drought-stressed corn

You’ve likely heard by now that there will be little to no corn this year because the drought is killing all of it. And while …

Business & Technology

We just can’t quit these sustainable cowboys

The myth of the cowboy features a man who loves the land but also freedom. He respects nature, but at the same time, if some …

Food

How to eat a Chick-fil-A sandwich without supporting Chick-fil-A

It's still possible to get your fried chicken sandwich fix and keep your moral principles intact.

Animals

This video will make you want to hug a walrus

This rescued baby walrus is no more than six weeks old and already 200 pounds, so chances are good that you don’t have room for …

Climate & Energy

Look what trees are now reduced to, you jerks

We’ve left trees in the lurch so badly, they’re forced to grow hands and then take matters into them. This one’s reduced to panhandling on …

Animals

Watch some brave souls rescue baby bears from a dumpster

The basic rule about baby bears is Do Not Go Near Them. Ever. But what do you do if they’re stuck in a garbage can, …

Animals

How many guinea pigs does it take to mow your lawn?

The average American lawn is one-fifth of an acre, or 8,712 square feet. That’s a lot of passes with your push reel mower. Wouldn’t it …

Cities

Edible Bus Stop turns London transit routes into a network of community gardens

Obviously your first thought when you hear “edible bus stop” is “Stay away! It was built by witches!” (No? Just me?) But shockingly, the Edible …