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Shatner!

William Shatner speaks out against global warming

And again I say: Shatner!

Be Stella my heart

Stella McCartney named green designer of the year

<img alt="Stella McCartney" src="http://grist.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/stella-mccartney_v150.jpg&quot; vspace="0" border="0" hspace="0"> Photo: Peter Larsen/ WireImage.com Beatle offspring Stella McCartney was named the first-ever Green Designer of the Year at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards earlier this week. The vegetarian …

Green space lessens socioeconomic health gap, says study

The health disparity between rich and poor folk is much smaller in areas with plenty of parks and green space, according to a large study published in British medical journal The Lancet. Says lead author …

A review of eco-minded feminine products

  A picture speaks a thousand euphemisms.   Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on feminine products. The second column focuses on tampons and menstrual cups. Suffering the curse. Surfing the …

Keeping up with the Scotts

JCPenney joins the ranks of green retailers

Say what you will about it, JCPenney is a survivor. The 106-year-old retailer has 1,093 stores lurking around the country, from Media, Pa. to Tempe, Ariz. Having made it through the rash of department store …

From 50 to Felony

Mo’ Bette-ah 50 Cent and the Divine Miss M teamed up to restore a community garden. Next, they collaborate on new album Get the Rose or Die Tryin’, featuring hit single “You Are the P.I.M.P. …

NYC mayor proposes plastic-bag fee

Urging New Yorkers to bring their own sacks to Saks, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a 6-cent fee on plastic bags. One cent per bag would go to stores; the other nickel would go to …

Talk turkey to me

Smaller breasts are better, and other advice for holiday-bird quandaries

In Checkout Line, Lou Bendrick cooks up answers to reader questions about how to green their food choices and other diet-related quandaries. Lettuce know what food worries keep you up at night. May I suggest …

When farmers and activists get together, food culture ferments like delicious sauerkraut

  The Carrboro Farmers Market in North Carolina.     Photo: North Carolina Cooperative Extension   “Thank God, she’s not another one of those community activists.” I was at Terre Madre, Slow Food’s biennial international …

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