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WHO PUTS THEIR DOG ON A POLE LIKE A STRIPPER?

'Portlandia' recap: A song for Portland

This week on Portlandia: rights for dogs and bikers!

WHO PUTS THEIR DOG ON A POLE LIKE A STRIPPER?

‘Portlandia’ recap: A song for Portland

This week on Portlandia: rights for dogs and bikers!

smarty pants

Your pants are an eco-abomination — here's how to lessen their impact

Between cotton growing, manufacturing, and laundry, a pair of jeans can use up almost 3,500 liters of water over its lifetime. What can you do to mitigate the damage, while still covering your unmentionables in …

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 …

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.