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fashion victim

Swarms of starving models stranded on oil-covered beaches

The kind of oil spill most fashion models are familiar with probably involves tanning oil. This fashion spread from Vogue Italia, however, is a little less "D&B" and a little more "BP." Take a look.

Abogo: Chicagoese for 'pay attention already'

How much do you spend on transport? New web app aims to show you

The cost of a home is easy to keep in mind. The cost of getting to and from it is not. A new web tool aims to shed light on transportation costs and nudge Americans away from sprawl.

pea patch

A new way to grow peas: in your lungs

Nowadays growing food is totally hip, delicious, and sure to appease the most Frugal Freddy. But this is the weirdest place we've ever heard of growing food.

bust a move

My Intentional Life: Crash Pad

Gabriel is moving into a building where he and his new roommates are taking a crack at a more intentional lifestyle. But is this place ready for them?

the manhattan project

Be more like Manhattan to save the earth, and don’t go halfway

The greenest place to live is a dense city like New York, David Owen argues in his book Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability. We chat about urban vs. rural living and pitfalls of "decorative transit" and "density light."

The GINK Chronicles

Elena Kagan's childfree status: The mean take and the green take

Pundits have seized on the fact that new Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan has no kids. Even "feminists" say she comes up short for being childfree.

Scents and Sensibility

Ask Umbra on what stinks about perfume, cologne, and fragrant body products

Ask Umbra is fuming about perfume. Here she addresses some of its negative impacts on our bodies and the planet!

Losing my Composture

Urbivore’s Dilemma, Week 9: The well-traveled vegetable

A takeout eater turned farm-fresh foodivore takes her vegetables on vacation and tries to figure out where to compost their remnants. Should she get a worm bin? Weigh in!

The GINK videos

Stephanie Mills on choosing whether or not to have children [VIDEO]

Activist Stephanie Mills answers this question: "What advice do you give people who feel conflict about having children and living sustainably?"