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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Environmentalism
Posts on Regator:15675
Posts / Week:44.7
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Daily Show skewers Detroit over water shut-offs

The show's Jessica Williams cracks wise about ball washers as the city's water department continues shutting off accounts.

Neil deGrasse Tyson just told a tiny girl to be a scientist, and now I’m weeping

Would you like to get some life advice from Neil deGrasse Tyson in a public forum? Well, first you have to be 6 years old.

Meet the women who grow your food

Through the Female Farmer Project, photographer Audra Mulkern is documenting the rise of women in American ag.

Pipeline builder advised to gin up fake grassroots support

TransCanada has teamed up with the world's largest public relations firm to promote a proposed alternative pipeline that's entirely in Canada.

Comedian Wyatt Cenac on mayo, hair salons, and gentrification

The former Daily Show correspondent says there are two kinds of gentrifier. Only one would open a mayonnaise shop.

Would you like some spies with that right to peacefully assemble?

Forty different federal agencies are keeping themselves busy spying on the American public, according to a New York Times study.

We’re eating chocolate faster than we can grow it

Climate change is fueling a global chocolate shortage -- and we aren't helping.

Big Oil doesn’t even need Keystone — all the more reason to kill it

The Keystone XL battle is mostly symbolic at this point, which makes winning even more important.

What a shrimp treadmill can teach us about science funding

Republicans contend that a shrimp treadmill isn't worth $3 million. They're right: It's priceless. (And only cost $47.)

Watch out, NYC, your backyard carrots might be pumped full of lead

The study found five out of seven garden plots had unsafe levels of toxic metals in the soil. Gulp.

Is 4-H trying to hook African farmers on costly seeds?

A conversation with author Kiera Butler about the ethical issues around introducing developing countries to hybrid seeds that are high-yield -- and high-cost.

Should we feed needy families junk food?

A reader wonders what to do with the low-nutrition food that's being donated for feeding the hungry. Umbra says put it in the bank.

Why the Democrats are stupid to allow a Senate vote on Keystone

The so-called "Hail Mary" to save Sen. Mary Landrieu's political hide is a pointless Kabuki dance.

What Harvey Milk can teach today’s green activists

As environmental causes move from national to local, we can take some notes from the tragic but phenomenally successful story of "The Mayor of Castro Street."

Louisville is gunning to be the most bike-tastic city in America

Louisville's impressive Neighborways system will slow down traffic, add trees, and implement green infrastructure citywide.

This recipe will convert any remaining brussels sprouts haters

Make a smarter stuffing with brussels sprouts, and learn the finer points of sprout preparation.

We’re hooked on this map of industrial fishing

This will make it easier to crack down on boats that are overfishing or illegally fishing in some of the most vulnerable parts of the oceans.

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