President Bush has nominated Henry Paulson to be the new Treasury Secretary. Snooze-fest, right? Well, Mr. Paulson is the CEO of Goldman Sachs, who recently fought off a shareholder vote to stop his investing practices because they were too environmentally friendly. No doubt he'll fit right in at the..
If you have a blog (like us) and link back to the stock blog DeepMarket.com (which we just did), the folks at DeepMarket pay to offset one ton of carbon through Carbonfund.org. It's a great publicity stunt. What have you done for the environment today?Via Treehugger.
Welcome to The Sheep Market. These folks used a service on Amazon to pay people to draw sheep for them. Now they have 10,000. That's a lot of sheep. We really like sheep 5261. It's very sexy, in an ovine sort of way.Via Eyebeam.
Intel strikes the next blow in the war with the $100 dollar laptop. They've announced that they'll be selling computers to the burgeoning Indian market at prices 20% lower than the standard Indian computer. Which is still more than $100 dollars. But just ignore that part.And, there are pictures (Via..
Living With Organics
If one were to ask an environmental expert why it was so prohibitively expensive to buy organic, this is the worst answer one could possibly get. It's not expensive - regular food is cheap? Honestly? How much more obnoxious can you get? Instead of being so coy, why not just admit it's a horrible..
Living With Organics
If one were to ask an environmental expert why it was so expensive to buy organic, this is the worst possible answer. It's not expensive, regular food is cheap? Honestly? How much more obnoxious can you get? Instead of being so coy, why not just admit it's a horrible problem that only the incredibly..
"Third World Farmer"
Here is the latest step in our quest to bring you not-very-fun internet games that attempt (but fail) to make you think seriously about important world issues. Today's entry is called "Third World Farmer." In it, you attempt to make your farm in the Third World work, without having you and your..
Many people are so enraptured by American Idol that they might not know that, over in Europe, a similar contest has been going on. It's called the Eurovision Song Contest, and it's like American Idol but with representatives from each European country singing original compositions. The winners were..
The latest issue of Mother Jones is all about organic and local food. One of the most interesting pieces is about Joel Salatin, a Virginia farmer who only will sell produce to people in his local "foodshed." Joel describes himself as a "Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-lunatic farmer,"..
South Central Farm
You may know of the farm in South Central LA, which is the biggest community garden in America. Well, it's going to be sold and bulldozed unless they come up with some money. Like 10 million dollars worth of money. They're on their way, but feel free to go to their site and help them out with a few..
If you love that hunting lodge aesthetic, but are too squeamish or moral to buy an animal head to hang on your wall, have we got the thing for you. It's a deer's head, but it's carved out of wood. So, unless you feel just as bad about having a dead tree in your house as a dead animal, you can turn..