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Population

It's World Population Day! Celebrate by stealing a baby seat & leaving a condom [VIDEO, NSFW]

If you like lewd, crude overpopulation humor, Doug Stanhope is your man.

Population

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem on climate change, population, & deep ecology [VIDEO]

Who knew feminist Gloria Steinem was such a environmentalist? On ABC News, she talks about climate change, population, ecofeminism, and deep ecology.

Living

Plastic purge: Homemade tortillas and hummus

We don't need no stinkin' plastic! We made our own tortillas. And hummus, too.

In the market for a Tiny House? Here's where to buy one

The economy sucks, housing prices have yet to hit bottom, and your biggest fixed expense is almost certainly rent, unless it's summertime, in which case it's your electricity bill. Sounds like it's time to lead a richer life by reducing your dependence on worldly goods and wasted energy, no?

Michigan woman could face jail time for growing a garden

The green movement doesn't have much use for lawns. Yeah, they make suburban enclaves look tidy and uniform, but really, would it be so effing bad if your house had something useful -- say, a vegetable garden -- instead of a high-maintenance water-hog outdoor carpet? What's the worst that could happen? Well, as Michigan woman Julie Bass discovered, if your city planner is certifiably power-crazy, you could be looking at 93 days in jail.

Cities

Land of the freegan, home of the brave

For a freegan, the world is a grocery store, and everything is marked 100 percent off. I go dumpster diving with a few intrepid New Yorkers who are living the freegan dream.

Living

Green party: Let’s get this party started

Grist dared me to plan an eco-friendly party for my college buddies. The first challenge: making sure there's enough food to be polite, but not so much that it goes to waste.

Living

Secondhand style: Wearing clothes dropped off in garbage bags

Accepting Grist's dare, I vow to wear only secondhand clothes for a week. Goodbye, Bloomingdale's. Hello, Salvation Army.

World's greenest gym forces patrons to generate their own electricity

A gym in Portland, Oregon (where else?) claims to produce 36 percent of its electricity from a combination of solar panels and special exercise bicycles that transform patrons’ exertions into electricity.  

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