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up sh*t creek with a plastic

Pooping out plastic not a painful process

Crap -- it's so versatile! It can heat your house, fertilize your garden, and power the grid. And now creative types have squeezed another use out of this universal human product -- turning it into a nontoxic plastic. We sh*t you not.

It ain't so

Most products claiming to be green are living in sin

A new survey shows that greenwashing is as rampant as ever--more than 95 percent of the products analyzed weren't as green as they said they were.

The GINK Chronicles

Population media awards go to me and other, more worthy journalists

The winners of the Population Institute's Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting do impressive work publicizing population issues.

one bad apple spoils the munch

Ask Umbra on apples for halloween treats and costumes

Umbra weighs in on the virtues of apple-giving and suggests the best costumes to hand them out in. Have no fear, read about it here!

Greening the ways we get around

Why attitudes can be as important as infrastructure

The new police chief of the Iranian city of Esfahan has decreed it a crime for women to ride a bike or roller-skate in public.

The GINK Videos

Franzen tackles population and gears up for Oprah [VIDEO]

This season's It Book, "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen, has a protagonist who's worried about population. Oprah's chosen the novel for her book club.

showing too much flesh

Wearing Lady Gaga's meat dress for Halloween — still a bad idea [VIDEO]

Lady Gaga can be an inspiration in some cases, but when it comes to Halloween costumes, it pays to listen to your mom's advice on this one and not show so much flesh. According to this news video, however, some people might go for it anyway.

a positive impact

Putting out the recycling could save your life

You've probably heard that recycling can help you "save the planet," but did you know that it could also save your life? That's the lesson two Canadian teens learned after they fell off the roof of their apartment building and into some good luck.

Young people in Canada, anyway

New study says young people want apartments, not houses; iPhones, not cars

A new Canadian study indicates that more and more people prefer to live in high-density apartments.

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