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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 pencil-necked hippie tried to tell him how to git along …


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.


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 him in your apartment. But I defy you to watch …

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 the street to support its rainforest relatives.


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, crying all night, with the mom stalking nearby? If you …


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 be easier if you could just hire some goats, cows, …


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 Bus Stop project is not about luring children to bus …


This amazing lightweight bike is made entirely out of cardboard

The bikes cost about $10 to make and can support up to 300 pounds.

Climate Change

The biggest news story of our dystopian future

Ruben Bolling’s latest “Tom the Dancing Bug” strip envisions the newsreel of a climate-changed future. Here’s a teaser: The rest is after the jump (click to embiggen).