Pig, out: What’s it like to kill your hog and eat it, too?

Our provisional vegetarian considers whether raising pork humanely can make her feel better about eating it.


Here’s one more thing you can share: Kids

The sharing economy makes it easy for people to connect via technology to share cars, bikes, homes offices, tools, pets -- and now children.


It’s fast-food fish season — and no, it’s not sustainable

McDonald's, Wendy's, and Carl's Jr. are rushing to introduce fish products in time for the Christian holiday Lent.


Celebrities to Obama: Fix the climate! Obama to celebrities: Sure, you got it

The oldest tactic in the book will certainly work this time! With Ian Somerhalder and Malin Akerman on board, how could it not?

It’s raining spiders in Brazil

You can see it for yourself, if you can handle the creeping shivers that will run down your spine.


Seed savers: Vandana Shiva and female farmers stand up to Monsanto

Perennial Plate talks to Vandana Shiva about her seed-saving revolution and the future of farming in rural India.

Raccoons occupy a crane in Seattle

Some Bay Area raccoons moved into a crane. They got chased out. Coming soon to a garbage can near you.

Kids concentrate better when they bike to school

Here's a really good argument for improving bike infrastructure.

Climate & Energy

Are green jobs meant to help the economy or the jobless?

The New York Times and Gawker offer very different takes on the subject.