1. Beyond eye shadow of a doubt

    Courtney Corvan may be the only Makeup Artist to the Stars who makes a point of using vegan, cruelty-free products. Funny, we thought being cruelty-free just meant not telling Rachel Hunter her pores are the size of planets. (Oh, Rachel, we kid.)

  2. Well, that’s ironicalicious

    Mazda recently announced that it would pay employees to walk to work instead of driving, offering an “eco-walk commutation allowance” of roughly $12.50 a month. In related news, we walked to work today and got bupkis.

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  3. Habla polución?

    A new ruling in Texas requires companies planning nefarious, polluting projects to issue public notices in multiple languages. On the one hand, the Lone Star State deserves a gold star for thoughtfulness. On the other … what’s the Spanish for “you’re still screwed”?

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  4. We think we’re in love

    Still getting used to the idea of hybrids? Prepare ye for the “trybrid,” a Brazilian import that runs on gas, ethanol, and/or electric power. We’d make a joke about the name of this teensy three-seater, hitting U.S. streets in 2007, but it’s so … Obvio!

    Photo: Obvio!

  5. Down in the dumps

    It’s the end of the road for the Montreal climate summit, and for activists who kept busy awarding coal-filled, toy dump trucks to countries making the “silliest comments.” Meanwhile, the decidedly unsilly Netherlands is working to become “climate-proof.” Hey, we want in.

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