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All is forgiven

Here's a switch: Gulf residents want feds involved in restoring their coastline

Remember all the ranting about the federal government's ineptitude with the BP oil spill? Now three out of four Gulf residents want the feds to be involved in restoring their wetlands and beaches. Go figure.

not just taking you for a ride

New Yorkers get free public transit to Jon Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity' [VIDEO]

Don't go crazy trying to figure out the most environmentally friendly way to get from New York City to Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" in Washington, D.C. The founder of Huffington Post has got you covered. See the whole thing go down on Tuesday's episode of The Daily Show.

I'm smitten, Ms. Jackson

A love song for Lisa Jackson, EPA chief

It's not every day that the top administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a love song written for her. Give her serenade a listen.

the name game

Grocery stores try setting up fake farmers markets

Farmers markets have got a good thing growing. Unfortunately, copycats have been cropping up as they try to get their paws on the green that comes with that success.

Weight, weight, don't tell me

This is why we're fat — by the numbers

Nibbling on the data nuggets found in this "Food Consumption in America" infographic delivers a real jaw-dropper, showing the literal weight of an average American's food choices in a typical year. See how Americans weigh in!

A bird in secondhand is better than two in a Banana Republic

Ask Umbra on donating, buying, and swapping secondhand clothes

Not all secondhand situations are equal. Ask Umbra answers the call to dress conscientiously. Read this and dress for sustainable success!

The GINK Videos

Soap operas spread word on reproductive health and population [VIDEO]

This Brazilian show spread progressive messages about contraception and health to a mass audience, thanks to efforts by the Population Media Center.

Chewing the scenery

An 11-year-old schools us on what's wrong with the current food system [VIDEO]

In this TEDx video, 11-year-old Birke Baehr covers the risks of genetically modified foods, CAFOs, pesticides and fertilizers, and food irradiation.

bug appetit

Your meat is too big — try this worm instead

Americans have issues with meat. But maybe we wouldn't have so many problems if we started to favor the flavor of the small -- and wiggly. Would you make a meal of worms?