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FOODSTOCK! Wesleyan University Celebrates Food and Writing with Ruth Reichl, Dorie Greenspan, Eric Asimov and More

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 5:12 PM

FOODSTOCK, Wesleyan University's food writing conference, celebrated cooks, books, food, and food writing during a one-day extravaganza of panels, lectures, and book signings. Held on Saturday, May 5th, FOODSTOCK was curated by Amy Bloom, the New York Times best-selling author and University Writer-in-Residence....

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PHOTOS: 12 Of Greenpeace's Summer Protests From Around The World

(25) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 9:52 AM

From Mexico City to Malta, Berlin to Hong Kong, Greenpeace created impressive protests against environmental injustices this summer. Protesters wore hazardous waste uniforms, drenched themselves in mock oil, doused ducks in chocolate syrup and dropped banners from rooftops all in the name of green peace.

Check out...

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7 Farmside Restaurants (PHOTOS)

(44) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 9:24 AM

As summer comes to a close, what better way to celebrate its end than to dine at a farm. Honor summer's bounty by eating a tomato that has been picked just hours before or enjoy homemade pancakes topped with fresh berries from a bush right beside you. When considering that...

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9 Of The Most Valuable Minerals In The World (PHOTOS)

(65) Comments | Posted September 2, 2010 | 8:51 AM

From rubies to painite, coltan to diamonds, nature produces incredible minerals. Whether they are made into dazzling baubles or used in rechargeable batteries, the harvesting of these natural treasures can be damaging to the environment, human health and human rights. Many of these minerals are mined in war zones or...

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9 Of The Most Polluted Places In The World (PHOTOS)

(604) Comments | Posted August 31, 2010 | 9:26 AM

From the highways of Los Angeles to the Citarum River of Bandung, Indonesia, earth's most polluted city of Linfen, China to the streets of London, the world is laden with man-made pollution. Chemical, air, water and oil pollution ruin the environment, cause premature deaths, spoil the world's resources and worsen...

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11 Pets That You Shouldn't Buy (PHOTOS)

(221) Comments | Posted August 30, 2010 | 9:01 AM

This year, over 62 percent of American households care for pets in 71.4 million homes. Pet ownership rates have risen nationwide from 56 percent since 1988.

With 50 percent of the world's primates and

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Animal Charmers (PHOTOS)

(36) Comments | Posted August 27, 2010 | 9:44 AM

Whether you believe in pet psychics or dog whisperers, lion charmers or human communion with dolphins, we here at HuffPost Green support anyone who gives animals a voice.

Check out our slideshow of eleven animal whisperers. Vote on your favorites and don't forget to tell us what you think...

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9 Record-Breaking Vegetables (PHOTOS)

(63) Comments | Posted August 26, 2010 | 8:28 AM

In the age of genetically modified foods, we here at HuffPost Green find it refreshing to celebrate nature's vegetable anomalies. For the world's heaviest pumpkin, which weighs in at 1,725 pounds, the tallest okra plant, the most expensive white truffle and the biggest rutabaga,...

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13 Record-Breaking Animals (PHOTOS)

(46) Comments | Posted August 23, 2010 | 9:17 AM

We here at HuffPost Green love animals. For proof, check out our Animals big news page. Naturally, our curiosity led us to look into thirteen of the world's record breaking animals.

To find out the world's strongest, most venomous, loudest and oldest animals, check out our slideshow...

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PHOTOS: 7 Modern Day Green Communes From Around the World

(161) Comments | Posted August 20, 2010 | 5:11 PM

Whether you call it co-housing, eco-villages, intentional community living or modern day communes, shared living with an eco-focus is experiencing a boom that rivals the 1960s and 1970s. These utopia-inspired dwellings boast organic farms, shared communal spaces, and one even relies on geothermal energy as a...

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9 Surprising Diseases You Can Catch In The Nation's Oceans (PHOTOS)

(140) Comments | Posted August 20, 2010 | 9:18 AM

Whether we like it or not, our nation's beaches are not as clean as we would prefer them to be. Ocean water contaminated with sewage, storm run-off and oil carries bacteria, parasites, and viruses, which can cause a variety of diseases. From Staph infections to earaches, hepatitis to skin rashes...

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How To Green Your Birth Control: IUDs, Vegan Condoms, The Pill and Five Other Pregnancy Prevention Choices

(91) Comments | Posted August 19, 2010 | 10:02 AM

You may love to compost, reuse, and recycle but is your birth control as green as the rest of your lifestyle choices? Women around the world rely on birth control to protect themselves, their loved ones, their families, and their future families. However, most contraception methods contribute to environmental damage....

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PHOTOS: Wacky Animal Evolution Stories

(139) Comments | Posted August 12, 2010 | 8:58 AM

Did you know that polar bears evolved from brown bears? Or that chickens are the descendants of tyrannosaurus rex? Did you hear that the nambaroo, the ancestor of the kangaroo, had fangs and moved on four legs?

We here at HuffPost Green love animals, which is why we decided...

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PHOTOS: 15 Of PETA's Amazing Summer Protests From Around the World

(463) Comments | Posted August 11, 2010 | 8:10 AM

From Pamplona to Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta to New York, PETA produced an incredible array of protests this summer. While some protesters dressed as bears, rats and condoms and others wore body paint or went nude, each showcased a commitment to animal activism and vegetarianism.

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PHOTOS: 9 Incredible Reclaimed Public Spaces

(20) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 9:11 AM

We here at HuffPost Green are big fans of reclaiming, reusing, and renovating, especially with regards to urban transportation sites. Who can resist a project that converts abandoned transportation spaces into green wooded wonderlands?

Did you see the Champs-Elysees when it was turned into an urban garden...

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7 Toxic Seafood Chemicals That You Don't Know About (PHOTOS)

(146) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 10:06 AM

Since the smell test doesn't really cut it, we decided to investigate the chemicals in seafood that you might not know about. We all know that mercury is often found in fish and are careful about our mercury consumption but did you know about the...

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9 Ways To Not Own A Car (PHOTOS)

(23) Comments | Posted August 5, 2010 | 10:12 AM

Eco-friendly transportation is no longer merely a fad but now a necessity in greening our lives. Whether your green transportation of choice is your bicycle, your local bus line, or even your feet, we here at HuffPost Green salute you, green traveler!

Did you know that every year Americans...

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7 Unexpectedly Green Cities (PHOTOS)

(45) Comments | Posted August 4, 2010 | 9:16 AM

When we think of green cities, most of us think of the same perpetual lineup: Portland, Boulder, San Francisco, Seattle, and Burlington. We here at HuffPost Green wanted to expand the green cities label with some more contenders. What about Eugene? Fayetteville? Austin? Long Beach?

Check out our slideshow of...

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Green Graffiti: Protest Art Gets Environmental (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted August 2, 2010 | 10:33 AM

Environmental graffiti can be an efficient and eco-friendly way to spread a message. Think of all of the paper saved! Around the world, from Mexico City to Australia, New York to Scotland, artists have taken to the streets to advocate for the environment.

Check out our slideshow of green...

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7 Spectacular Swimming Holes In The United States (PHOTOS)

(134) Comments | Posted July 30, 2010 | 9:50 AM

Summertime and swimming holes are synonymous in many of our minds. Who doesn't strike up the image of children jumping into swimming holes as an emblem of summer? While beaches may be first choice for many, we here at HuffPost Green are big fans of swimming holes. Especially when we...

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