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The Philippines Gets a Billboard That Reduces Pollution

Yeah, it's an ad, but its 3,600 potted Fukien tea plants can absorb as much as 46,800 pounds of carbon dioxide over the course of a year.

Billboards get a bad rap, and rightfully so. The vast majority of them just sully the visual environment. But a new billboard in the Philippines might actually make the world a little better, in its own small way, by reducing air pollution.

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Macho Man Randy Savage: The Last American Tough Guy

Macho Man Randy Savage is dead, and so is a big part of my childhood.


When I was eight years old I went to a WWF match with my best friend, Bob. His father had gotten us ring-side seats and, when the Bushwhackers came out for the tag-team match, Butch licked Bob’s right palm. Turning to me, Bob raised his hand aloft as if it were the Holy Grail. “I’m never washing this hand again,” he said, and I’m pretty sure he didn’t for at least a couple days.

Butch and Luke went on to win their match, as they often did, but I could barely pay attention. I was too anxious for the main event: Macho Man Randy Savage.

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Why I Won't Be Turning Off Any Lights for Earth Hour

Earth Hour is founded on a metaphor—turning off the lights—that does the climate movement more harm than good.


This Saturday, environmental and climate campaigners will symbolically come together, and "lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour." My house will not be participating.

Like George Marshall, founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network and the author of Carbon Detox and the blog climatedenial.org, I think Earth Hour is "one of the most misguided and counterproductive actions" the environmental movement has seen. It does more damage than good to the climate cause.

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