L.A., Soon to Be Drowning in Dog Poop, Bans Plastic Grocery Bags

Today marks a dark day in the annals of people who refuse to pick up after their dogs (or tethered goats — whatever you're into): Los Angeles has, with the New Year, instituted a ban on plastic grocery bags, meaning that L.A.-area residents will have to either provide their own bags or pay an extra ten cents for each… » 1/01/14 4:00pm 1/01/14 4:00pm

Nobody Likes Feminists or Environmentalists

According to new research, some people don't recycle and treat women like equals because environmental and feminist activists are so annoying. » 9/27/13 1:20pm 9/27/13 1:20pm

Fuck for Forest Chronicles Activists’ Frustrating Naïveté (NSFW)

The trailer for Fuck for Forest, a documentary about a group of environmentalists from Berlin who descend in naked whirlwind of public sex in the Amazonian rainforest, has been making the Internet rounds for quite a while. Somehow, a documentary about dreadlocked white European twenty-somethings creating eco-porn as… » 5/26/13 1:00pm 5/26/13 1:00pm

It's Not Helpful To Think Of Saving The Earth As Woman's Maternal Duty

I hope that everyone is enjoying Earth Day while they still can — please take a moment to appreciate the glories of nature before climate change reduces our planet to a desolate Water World littered with the bloated corpses of drowned polar bears. This is an issue about which it's easy to feel despondent, seeing as… » 4/22/13 7:00pm 4/22/13 7:00pm

Lady Legislator Who Opposes Mining Gets Envelope Full of Human Poop…

After penning an op-ed pointing out that mining can lead to environmental waste, Wisconsin State Senator Lena C. Taylor received a thoughtful, nuanced note of reply: an envelope full of human shit, courtesy of the Milwaukee Trade Unions. » 3/16/12 3:20pm 3/16/12 3:20pm

Peace Prize-Winner Wangari Maathai Dies At 71

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning environmentalist activist Wangari Maathai died of ovarian cancer on Sunday at the age of 71. Her story is one of a woman both rewarded and reviled for her efforts to change her country and the world. » 9/26/11 12:50pm 9/26/11 12:50pm

Solar Powered Vibrator Perfect For The Earth Conscious, Horny

If you'd like to get off without simultaneously fucking the earth, check out the Solar Bullet. There's also a light at the end, so it doubles as the world's smelliest flashlight. » 1/23/11 12:55pm 1/23/11 12:55pm

Leaf Shirts Help You Feel Like October in December

If you really love fall and hate how winter's snowy slushy doom steals it away from us, then you might make your own "zero footprint shirt" a la Brooklyn-based artist Dave Rittinger. Wear fall on your person, all winter long. » 12/04/10 2:20pm 12/04/10 2:20pm

Penises Grow On Female Snails' Heads After Chemical Exposure

Scientists have discovered that female snails off an Australian coast are growing penises on their heads after exposure to waters polluted with the chemical TBT. Paging James Franco — or Isabella Rossellini. » 9/10/10 4:45pm 9/10/10 4:45pm

Peace Advocate Elise Boulding Dies At 89

Elise Boulding, a sociologist, pacifist, feminist, and environmentalist, has died at 89. She once said, "I realized that there was no safe place on earth. And I knew that I had found my life's mission." [NYT] » 7/02/10 10:20am 7/02/10 10:20am

Mean Environmentalists: Eat Your Pets

Environmentalists Robert and Brenda Vale say a dog uses as much annual energy as a car, a goldfish uses as much as two cell phones, and cat poop poisons otters' brains. Solution: get a bunny, then eat it. [Yahoo News] » 12/22/09 6:20pm 12/22/09 6:20pm

Vogue: It Is Easy Being Green... If You Live In The Chelsea Hotel

Behind its Photoshop-of-Horrors cover, this month's Vogue is packed with the type of supposedly socially responsible content that's been its wont lately. But as regular Vogue readers already know, everything — including social responsibility — is easier when you're rich. » 10/30/09 2:00pm 10/30/09 2:00pm

Wall-E: It's Not Easy Being Green

Pixar's latest film, Wall-e has been over a decade in the making, but the film's subversive, environmentally friendly, anti-consumerism platform holds truer today than they did ten years ago. Wall-e, which features the voices of Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Garlin and Fred Willard, centers around a robot (named, not… » 6/27/08 12:00pm 6/27/08 12:00pm