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slimeburger in paradise?

Ask Umbra on avoiding 'pink slime' in ground beef and flushing kitty litter

Ask Umbra tackles where to buy slime-free hamburger meat. She also revisits the flushability issue from last week's kitty litter column.

The GINK videos

The arrival of the stork isn't always a happy occasion [VIDEO]

An irreverent little video about population pressures -- "The Stork" by Nina Paley. Watch it here.

in waste deep

Photo contest winners: Waste on the water

Grist readers once again sent us photos of the watery wilderness close to their hearts and homes. This time around: polluted waterways. We all know water pollution is a serious problem -- this collection of …

the reason for the season

Urbivore's Dilemma, Week 8: What seasonal food can teach you

Eight weeks down, 21 more to go for this takeout eater turning into a local, seasonal CSA adventurer. One who was feeling distinctly yellow this week.

urban growth

Clip a garden onto your apartment with the ‘Plant Room’

If the earth's population is going to keep skyrocketing as fast as cities are popping up skyscrapers, I suppose we'll be needing mini-parks that attach to the sides of apartment buildings. Good thing these New …

avoid blowouts

Drill deep and don't spill a drop with Oil Spill Condoms

We can't say we're surprised to see such a clever combination of causes. We're just surprised it took so long. See what we're gushing about.

warning: may cause irritation and discomfort

Eight potentially poisonous personal care products [SLIDESHOW]

We've done you a favor and examined some of the shocking ingredients hiding in your bathroom cabinets and make-up collections. Proceed with caution.

Tom's kitchen

New-potato nirvana, transformed into a meal

When the first potatoes came in this week, I made a classic post-harvest "second breakfast." Get the recipe.

No pre-paid gas needed

Can't afford an electric car? Rent a Nissan Leaf

Enterprise Rent-a-Car will loan out Nissan Leafs in Phoenix, Tucson, Knoxville, Nashville, San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.