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Surprise: Osama Loved American Soda

Though he supposedly hated America and drugs, new evidence suggests bin Laden may have partaken in both.

One of the stranger details to trickle out of Osama bin Laden's former Pakistani compound has to be this: The brutal terrorist whom for decades dedicated himself to the destruction of America nevertheless had a weakness for two of America's biggest soft drink brands.

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Costco Agrees to Sell Sustainable Seafood: Victory, Paradox, or Both?

Costco has finally updated a sustainable seafood policy. It's a really big deal, but it poses some equally big questions.

Seafood is big business at Costco. The company is the largest retail-sector purchaser of seafood in North America, and sold an astonishing $500 million's worth globally in 2006, the last year for which figures were available.

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PepsiCo UK Promises to Go Fossil Fuel Free

One hundred percent renewable energy, zero landfill waste, renewable packaging, a low-emissions fleet, less water use—it's an ambitious goal.


The British branch of PepsiCo, the umbrella corporation that makes Tropicana, Quaker Oats, and a veritable universe of chips and soda, has promised to achieve a "zero impact" operation by 2023. Ambitious!

The big component of this push is shifting to 100 percent renewable energy for all of its manufacturing and distribution. There are other pieces too, though. They're shooting for zero landfill waste; packaging that is entirely renewable, recyclable, or compostable; zero water intake at their "main manufacturing sites."

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This Week at TreeHugger: Climate Showdown in Bangkok and Water (Fountains) Under the (Solar) Bridge

Just before he won the Nobel, Obama got dissed at climate talks in Bangkok. TreeHugger spoke with Oxfam's lead climate...

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