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Poll: Majority, But Not Supermajority, Wants to Save the Planet

26. January 2010

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Poll: Majority, But Not Supermajority, Wants to Save the Planet

A new poll of more than 5,000 people from around the country found that only a majority actually care about protecting the environment. Without the required supermajority, though, it will be impossible to move forward on all planet-saving measures.

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Cape Wind Stalled By Tribe’s Spiritual Need For Cheap Craps Tables

19. January 2010

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Cape Wind Stalled By Tribe’s Spiritual Need For Cheap Craps Tables

The latest hiccup in a decade-long battle over the Cape Wind project comes from the Mashpee Wampanoag nation, who claim that the 130 turbines that would be built in Nantucket Sound would hinder their ancient tradition of greeting the sunrise while lying naked on piles of casino profits.

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Avatar Fans Form Environmental Group to Find “Private Pandora”

15. January 2010

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Avatar Fans Form Environmental Group to Find “Private Pandora”

James Cameron’s new hit Avatar is inspiring a new environmental interest group known as “The Avatarian Society” to seek out their own private Pandora. The group hopes to find a secret, unspoiled area so that they might live in the way of the Na’vi– the indigenous people who live harmoniously with nature in Cameron’s film. [...]

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Toy of the Year: Great Pacific Garbage Patch Kids

23. December 2009

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Toy of the Year: Great Pacific Garbage Patch Kids

This year's Toy Industry Association pick for Toy of the Year is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Kid. Made from 100 percent recycled plastic bits found endlessly circulating in the North Pacific Gyre — commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — these dolls make a fabulous gift for any youngster.

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CopenFucked: Horrendous Wordplay Sinks Climate Deal

18. December 2009

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CopenFucked: Horrendous Wordplay Sinks Climate Deal

As hundreds of heads of state descended on Copenhagen on Thursday and Friday for the home stretch of the COP15 climate summit, the world's insistence on terrible puns based on the city's name inflamed tempers and killed any chance of a climate pact.

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Large Deposit of Denier Fuel Discovered in Peruvian Andes

14. December 2009

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Large Deposit of Denier Fuel Discovered in Peruvian Andes

Climate change deniers of the world rejoiced yesterday when Exxon-Mobil announced the discovery of a large deposit of denier fuel in Peru. The deposit, which preliminary estimates say could power the denial movement for at least another 15 years, lies underground about three hundred kilometers east of the Andean city of Cuzco.

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Sarah Palin Rants Against Solar in Recent Intverview

5. December 2009

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Sarah Palin Rants Against Solar in Recent Intverview

At a recent stop during her cross-country book tour of Real America, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin explained to journalist Joseph D. Plombier why she was opposed to solar power... at least we think she did. To be honest, we're not really sure what she said.

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Enviro Groups to Cows: Stop Farting So Much

3. December 2009

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Enviro Groups to Cows: Stop Farting So Much

A coalition of several large environmental advocacy groups posted an open letter to the cows of the world asking them to hold in their flatulent methane emissions. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and cow farts contain a lot of it, thereby contributing heavily to global warming.

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Area Man Turns Off Power Strip For a Bit

2. December 2009

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Area Man Turns Off Power Strip For a Bit

Great Falls, Wisconsin, resident Ron Cooper remembered to turn off a non-essential surge protector in his den earlier today. He cited the need for everyone to try their best to conserve energy for the good of the planet as the biggest influence on his decision.

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Seven Little People Laud Potential of Mountaintop Removal Mining

19. November 2009

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Seven Little People Laud Potential of Mountaintop Removal Mining

A small lobbying group comprised of seven descriptively named little people have started a campaign pushing back against the growing movement to end mountaintop removal coal mining. "This is such a good alternative to spending all day underground with pickaxes," said the group's spokesperson, Doc.

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