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

Global Warming Makes Maple Syrup 'Yucky,' Ruins Breakfasts Everywhere

Global warming is probably going to mess up any number of really important things on the planet, but it appears one of its most delicious casualties so far is maple syrup. This year's record warmth in March cut short the six-week-long sap gathering season in the northeast, where most of the country's maple syrup is… » 5/16/12 11:00pm 5/16/12 11:00pm

Finally, a Real Reason to Cry Over Spilled Milk

It has been drilled into us since childhood that there's no use crying over spilled milk, but it turns out that spilled milk—specifically milk wasted by people who buy it and don't use it—has a real effect on the environment. Scientists found that the milk poured down the drains of UK's residents has the same carbon… » 5/15/12 10:25am 5/15/12 10:25am

Adorable Space Census of Penguins Shows that there Are a Lot of Penguins

While you were flouting your civic duties by letting your census packet languish on your coffee table, Antarctica's dutiful emperor penguins waddled around the ice in a more or less organized group so that a satellite could take their picture and scientists could count them. The results of this new penguin census are… » 4/14/12 11:30am 4/14/12 11:30am

Kristen Wiig Has A Solution For Global Warming

In Funny Or Die's latest, Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig thinks she has the solution to stop Global Warming, and all she needs are celebrities willing to hold their breath. If that doesn't work, she advises these four words: "International celebrity car wash." We're in! As long as she doesn't… » 11/18/11 12:00pm 11/18/11 12:00pm