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10 enviro achievers honored with Heinz Awards

The 10 winners of this year's Heinz Awards work in a variety of disciplines, but they're all tackling the big environmental challenges of our times.

Take it with a grain of pharmaceutical salt

Water treatment plant yields gourmet drug-infused seasoning!

You can now sprinkle hand-harvested salt from San Francisco Bay on your food -- if you dare.

This bed is on fire with passionate bugs

Ask Umbra on planet-friendlier ways to prevent and kill bed bugs

With US cities literally crawling with bedbugs, Ask Umbra offers advice on how to get rid of the pests without endangering your health or the planet.

The GINK videos

Christine O'Donnell sees no need to prevent pregnancy, use condoms, or care about population [VIDEO]

Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has loony opinions not just on masturbation but on population, contraception, and sex ed.

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PARK(ing) Day 2010 liberates parking spots for human use [SLIDESHOW]

Today is PARK(ing) Day. In some 140 cities around the planet, humans are taking back some space from cars, using parking spots as mini parks where they play games, do art projects, or just sit and chat.


Georgia farmer sued for growing too many vegetables

Local government has caught an organic hobby farmer tomato-red-handed growing a downright offensive number of vegetable plants on his property outside of Atlanta. What's an "acceptable" number of vegetables anyway?

Talk it out

Chatting on your cell phone till the battery is charged

You know those people who are always gabbing on their cell phones? Yes, they're pretty irksome, even hazardous, but what if their gift of gab were actually a small gift toward a fossil-fuel-free future?

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Why American women accept climate change science more than men

A study says more women than men tend to believe the scientific consensus that global warming is indeed happening and mostly caused by human activity.

That big shelf in the sky?

Where do library books go when they die?

A creative way to recycle books that are ready to checkout for good.