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like a scandal in the wind

Ask Umbra on avoiding candles connected to carcinogens and deforestation

Are the candles you're using at home contributing to indoor air pollution? Or might they contain palm oil connected to mass deforestation?

GREENWASHING MACHINE

'Bio-based': organic’s sketchy new cousin

Will the USDA's new "bio-based" label, for products made with renewable ingredients, actually just enable greenwashing?

office surprise

Telecommuting might save your butt, but will it save the planet?

Marketplace says that telecommuting may not be as environmentally friendly as advertised. It saves carbon by avoiding cars, but wastes it on home heating.

WHAT'S A GREEN GIRL LIKE YOU DOING IN A PLACE LIKE THIS?

TreeShagger: 15 places to meet a green hottie

If you want to pick up a climate hawk, you gotta learn to fly. (Or something.) Let me teach you where to find a suitable green lover.

dishpan bans

Eco-friendly detergents ruin America and the future by requiring a tiny amount of effort

Here's the newest way attempts to save the planet are pissing off Fox News: Because of laws to limit phosphorus pollution, some people now find it marginally more inconvenient to do the dishes. WHAT ABOUT OUR FREEDOMS?

dumbest green story of the millennium?

Genghis Khan — not that green after all

A new study highlights the supposed green benefits of Genghis Khan's mass slaughter -- but neglects his not-so-green sex life.

On the rails again

We need trains to 'win the future' — so get over that deficit hysteria

High-speed rail does not materialize with the snap of a finger or the uttering of inspiring words in a State of the Union speech. It costs public money.

LEADER OF THE QIUGANG

The Oscar-nominated green documentary short you have to watch

Watch the Oscar-nominated short film about a Chinese village that conquered a chemical company. Trickery! People overcoming adversity! Cute swans!

FLAVOR OF CHICKEN

Flava Flav opens fried chicken chain, threatens the Colonel

Look out, KFC: Flav's Fried Chicken is coming! Flava Flav just opened his first fried chicken joint in Iowa, vowing to come by and work the fryer.