Designer Dirk van der Kooij makes cool, modern-looking plastic furniture out of defunct refrigerators and other plastic waste. The plastic is ground up, then squeezed out like soft serve into a computerized pattern.
You may have heard that all that coal we’re not using in the U.S. is going to China. (Thanks, Warren Buffett!) At Wonkblog, Brad Plumer has posted a chart about this that will boggle your mind:
The kids are all right: Between 2001 and 2009, the average number of miles that young’uns spent tooling around in a car dropped from 10,300 miles per capita to 7,900.
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If rabid environmental activists don’t get their way, the rest of us might end up rabid too. This year’s drought is leading to a huge jump in rabies rates in stricken states, and climate change will only make it worse.
What is wrong with all of you?
Ryan Gosling may have saved a woman from a speeding car, but some of our other favorite stars are doing the next best thing: starring in an anti-fracking movie. Gus Van Sant is directing, and the cast includes Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, probably Hal Holbrook — and, if you can get to Pittsburgh this weekend, maybe you.
Has Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) ever met a vegetarian? They're not exactly secretive about it. It's like forcing people to "confess" that they're on the paleo diet. Spoiler alert: THEY WANT YOU TO KNOW.
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