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Tree Humper - who has written 57 posts on Treehumper .

Editorial: I’m Just Going to Stop Cleaning This Oily Bird If It Can’t Drop the Attitude

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The horrifying images of oil washing ashore along the Gulf Coast really got to me, and I hurried down to volunteer in the cleanup process. It has been saddening and rewarding all at once; but let me tell you, I am about to ready to drop this fucking pelican and get right back in my car if it won't sit still and shut up for a few minutes.

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Whales of the World Launch “Krill Baby Krill” Campaign

Monday, May 10, 2010


In an apparent effort to jump on the oil spill pun bandwagon, a coalition of the world's baleen whales has launched a lobbying and advertising campaign sporting the slogan "Krill Baby Krill!"

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Earth Day Special: Recognizing the OTHER Enviro Groups

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Here at TreeHumper, on Earth Day we would like to say thank you to some lesser known champions of the earth. Here is a rundown of some of environmental heroes working a bit more under the radar.

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Earth Day Swears It’s Turning “A Young 36″

Monday, April 5, 2010


In spite of widespread publicity on Earth Day's impending 40th birthday, the worldwide celebration of all things environmentally friendly insisted it is only turning 36 years old on April 22.

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Editorial: Today is the Day We Feel Completely Unappreciated

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Imagine that there was a day—let's say, August 12, because why the hell not—when for some unknown reason everyone fought fires on their own, with no help from firefighters. On that day each year, firefighters became completely useless. Redundant. Forgotten.

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Video: The Craziness That Was Earth Hour 2009

Friday, March 26, 2010


The Lorax put together this little retrospective on Earth Hour 2009 last year, brought out now in advance of the 2010 version. Saving the planet, one dumb joke at a time!

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Breaking: Passage of Health Care Reform Doesn’t Mean Shit for Climate Bill

Monday, March 22, 2010


In a historic vote on Sunday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping reform of the health care system in this country. Almost immediately, pundits began hypothesizing on the effect that this progressive success will have on another of President Obama's goals, a comprehensive climate and energy bill. The consensus is that no one has any fucking idea.

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Nuclear Waste to be Stored at Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


The Department of Energy withdrew its decades-old application to turn Yucca Mountain in Nevada into a permanent nuclear waste storage facility, but quickly replaced it with a new site: Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland.

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Maldives Orders a “Shit-Ton” of Sandbags

Monday, February 22, 2010


An international purchase agreement revealed yesterday that the low-lying island nation of the Maldives has ordered an extremely large number of sandbags from multiple companies in the United States and Europe. A representative of the Maldives government responded to an e-mail question of what the bags are for as follows: "We are expecting a bit of flooding."

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Editorial: We Were Wrong When We Called IPCC’s Pachauri a Testicle

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Not so long ago, the TreeHumper investigative team did some in-depth reporting on the ClimateFence scandal. One of our revelations was that the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri is actually "one half of a set of anthropomorphized testicles." Like any good journalist or human being, we can man up to it and say: We were wrong.

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