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  • The Greenie Pig gets religion on global warming

    Forgive me, Earth, for I have sinned. You see, a dear childhood friend of my boyfriend’s got married last Saturday. Our attendance was a foregone conclusion — there was no way Ted could miss his bro’s big day. Problem was, …

  • The kitchen of the future runs on leftovers

    The kitchen of Philips Design's "Microbial Home" turns food waste into compost and cooking gas. Organic waste gets thrown in a "bio-digester," where specialized bacteria processes it into methane gas to fuel the range. Then the remaining solid matter is …

  • Green issues and greenbacks: Occupy Wall Street connects the dots [VIDEO]

    Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protesters linked climate and the environment to their movement this past Sunday, Oct. 30.  OWS’s environmental working group put the Climate Justice Day event together in five days, hosting workshops at New York City’s Zuccotti Park …

  • Put your junk mail to work keeping Wall Street occupied

    Here's a twofer: You can occupy Wall Street and do something with that junk mail besides just chucking it in the bin. Sure, it'll still end up in the recycling eventually, but it won't be any MORE trashed than before, …

  • Peebottle Farms: What to feed your chickens to get the best eggs?

    “I have a theory, and I don’t think you’re gonna like it.” Justin was seated across from me at a communal table in a “Secret Restaurant.” We had met not half an hour before, but were now deep in discussion …

  • We are the many: 24 hours at Occupy L.A.

    Occupy L.A.Photo: Patrick GookinPeople have a lot of misconceptions about the Occupy Wall Street movement. Some may think it’s populated by arrogant 20-somethings looking for attention and a party atmosphere with leftovers from Burning Man and Coachella. Some may think …

  • Upcoming Lorax movie to insult all that is good, holy

    Like millions of other parents, I’m fond of reading my kids books by Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. Many of them are just fun and silly, a lesson in the delights of language, but quite a few have serious …

  • Don’t bag your leaves — they just go in landfills

    Awesome, an excuse to be lazy in the fall! Melissa Hopkins, a spokesperson for the National Audobon Society, is encouraging people not to bag up their leaves, because 8 million tons of them end up in landfills every year. (The …

  • 7 Billion: What to expect when you’re expanding—a special series

    How to feed 7 billion of us without ruining the planet

    Now that we’re surrounded by 7 billion of our closest friends, it’s probably a good time to talk about how we’re going to feed them. The government, along with corporations like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dupont, and others who are part of …