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6 Times Americans Totally Made Mother Nature Facepalm

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green

We probably shouldn't be proud of the fact that the United States continues to be a global leader in carbon emissions, but apparently some people want...

Ten Good Things (and More) to Celebrate in a Bad Year

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

As we go into what will be a very difficult new year, as long as people keep organizing and mobilizing, there will be victories to celebrate. Here is a list of victories to be thankful for, starting with three inspirational women.

Shame on Bravo

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, I understand the appeal of the Real Housewives -- and also the way they dull the minds and intellects of all who watch them. Bravo obviously doesn't own a patent on creating garbage, but it is absolutely an industry leader in its production.

PHOTOS: The Brand Graveyard - 17 Household Names That Fell Victim To The Recession

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here lies a leading big box electronics retailer, an iconic photography mainstay and a host of once ubiquitous consumer brands. In the interest o...

The Hummer Is Dead. And We Buried It.

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Medea Benjamin

CODEPINK converged to bury the symbol of the American hubris: the Hummer. One month after the last Hummer rolled off the production line, the activists gave the hulk of steel a proper burial.

Another U.S. Car Division Bites the Dust: Mercury

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

A lesson other car-makers have learned the hard way is that buyers want a car that makes a definite statement, which knows its place in the market. A perpetual question mark like Mercury has absolutely no chance of survival.

Requiem for a Hummer

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

GM's Hummer has died. But it'll continue to spew its fumes -- and spread global warmth -- for years to come.

Planet 100's Worst Gas Guzzling Cars (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On this week's Planet 100, in honor of news that the hummer is being discontinued, host Sarah Backhouse counts down the worst gas guzzling dinosaur ca...

Hummer v. Hybrid at the Oscars

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Matt Petersen

Regardless of the Prius' fate, we will continue our Red Carpet Green Cars campaign. Heck, we might even see someone ride a bike to the Oscars this yea.

Hummer: A 21-gun salute for America's most cynical brand: The Q: GQ

gq.com | Jamie Lincoln Kitman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One regrets the lost jobs and the lost opportunity, but before you get to feeling too sorry for the brand's demise, remember that when they went after...

Automotive/Auto racing shows this weekend

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

STEVE PARKER'S THE CAR NUT SHOW Saturday, 2/27, LIVE @ 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern on www.TalkRadioOne.com An amazing spectacle in congress this past we...

Green News Report -- February 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Great white sharks more scarce than endangered tigers; Vermont says no to nukes; End of the line...

Will the Hummer Be Remembered As the Ford Edsel of the Twenty-First Century?

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lapham's Quarterly

The Hummer died this week because of a failed deal with China, who determined the monster truck was simply not a good investment. This failure resembles the 1957 Ford Edsel, called a monstrosity of poor design and poor planning.

Let California Lead: the Green Economy and Lessons from 1990's Zero Emissions Vehicle Mandate

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

California has always represented a better future, and we seem more impatient to get there than anyone else. The examples are endless: the settlers ri...

GM Ending Hummer: Controversial Brand To Be Discontinued (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The AP is reporting that the Hummer brand is no more, after a deal with a Chinese manufacturer fell through. It's not GM's first failed deal to se...

Hummer Discontinued, Joins Other Now-Defunct Famous Car Brands (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

GM announced today it has discontinued its Hummer brand, hardly the first such announcement in recent years. The end of brands isn't exactly surpri...

Artist Jeremy Dean Turns Hummer Into Horse Cart As "Symbol Of Bygone Times"

Inhabitat | Ariel Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New York-based artist Jeremy Dean turned a $15,000 Hummer H2 into a horse cart as a throwback to "Hoover carts" -- old cars reclaimed as horse carts d...

Rounding GM's Square Wheels

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

Moving belatedly into the 21st century, General Motors now has an opportunity to find a permanent chief who understands the new business environment, as well as the environment itself.

Ford, GM, IBM and China: A Match Made in the Han Dynasty

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

For cultural and historical reasons, China has relatively less experience in brand building, so the US currently seems to have a comparative advantage in internationally known brands.

GM: Hummer Production To Halt On Tuesday

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

JACKSON, Miss. — General Motors Co. will halt Hummer production next week at its Louisiana plant until sale of the brand to a Chinese company is...

GM Hummer Sale Finalized: Brand Bought By Chinese Firm

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Hummer, the off-road vehicle that once epitomized America's love for hulking trucks, is now in the hands of a Chinese heavy equipment ...

Michael Pollan's 'Hummer-Driving Vegan' Claim Debunked

Kyle Cassidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kyle Cassidy

Michael Pollan stated that "A vegan in a Hummer has a lighter carbon footprint than a beef-eater in a Prius" at the Pop-Tech conference last Saturday. The only problem is, the statement isn't true.

Volvo: Geely Group Near Deal To Buy Volvo Brand From Ford

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

STOCKHOLM (AP -- LOUISE NORDSTROM) -- Ford Motor Co. moved closer Wednesday to selling its loss-making Volvo unit to China's Geely Group, saying a fin...

Is Harley-Davidson the Next Casualty?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

How can Harley-Davidson stem the bleeding of red ink?

Decision to Stop Making Hummers Saddens Assholes

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Across the nation, leading assholes spoke of a sense of loss and sadness caused by the decision, and suggested that they would now be searching for new ways to compensate for their small penises.