Welcome to our book club discussion of United States of Americana -- Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties and Handmade Bitters by Kurt B. Reighley. Today's topics include what you're doing to get away from your computer to have real experiences in the world. Share your rootsy ideas and have a chance to WIN a FREE book!
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.
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 winners of the Population Institute's Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting do impressive work publicizing population issues.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.