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Borderlands 2’s Opening Area Was Beautifully Sparse 

Borderlands 2 opens on a car full of post-apocalyptic freaks that gets run over by a train. Even people who didn’t play the game remember this scene and the song that went with it. It pivots to the game’s heroes and their bombastic attempts to escape death aboard a locomotive which ultimately self destructs on […]

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How to Bring Joy to the World By Not Destroying It This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us. That means warm hot chocolates, winter tunes, and all the consumerist habits environmentalists try to avoid all year. Behaving in an environmentally sound way is tough this time of year. I mean, wrapping paper is so cute—and Beyoncé always sells her own.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Mescaline and the Mother Earth – A Return to the Amazon Jungle (Pt 1)

Editor’s note: I have held off releasing this series of essays for some time now, for reasons I’m not quite sure I know how to articulate. Perhaps it was partially due to feeling emotionally and artistically ‘blocked’ after the election of Donald Trump, or perhaps it has been my own nervousness …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Life in the Santa Rosa Firestorm

(Photo: Coffey Park, Santa Rosa, CA. Elijah Nouvelage, Special To The San Francisco Chronicle)The Banter Long Read: I’ve had an interesting week. And it all began with something inside my computer called “classpnp.sys.”…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Life in the Santa Rosa Firestorm

(Photo: Coffey Park, Santa Rosa, CA. Elijah Nouvelage, Special To The San Francisco Chronicle)The Banter Long Read: I’ve had an interesting week. And it all began with something inside my computer called “classpnp.sys.”…To continue reading this article, please go here. You’ll get …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Which Is Better for the Environment: Meatless Mondays or #NoRedOctober?

As a decade-long vegetarian, I support just about any initiatives that might reduce Americans’ reliance on animal products. And while I come at my choice primarily from an animal welfare position, I also recognize that the impact of livestock, and red meat in particular, is taking a toll on our environment.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Really Into Bats? You Need This Bat-Locator App

Bats are woefully understudied. Perhaps it is because they are not cute, or because they’re nocturnal and we don’t see them very often, or, as “citizen scientist” Danielle Gustafson says in a Bloomberg report on a new bat app, because they just don’t have good P.R. in pop culture. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Bantercast #7: Chris Bradshaw – The Vegetable Man

In today’s show, we talk to Washington D.C’s most notorious gardener, Chris Bradshaw of the non-profit “Dreaming Out Loud”. Chris spoke to us about how gardening can heal communities and provide a way of feeding people without relying on giant supermarkets and fast food chains. His non-profit aims …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tucker Carlson Claims to Understand Climate Change Better Than Climate Scientists

Tucker Carlson’s one gift is his mastery of the art of the straw man argument. Day after day, the Fox News host brings in hapless liberals, scientists, feminists and activists and draws them into defending arguments they haven’t made. He does this to serve his growing audience of Alt-Right …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tucker Carlson Claims to Understand Climate Change Better Than Climate Scientists

Tucker Carlson’s one gift is his mastery of the art of the straw man argument. Day after day, the Fox News host brings in hapless liberals, scientists, feminists and activists and draws them into defending arguments they haven’t made. He does this to serve his growing audience of Alt-Right …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Measure and Offset Your Carbon Footprint With a New Online Tool

Climate change is scary, especially when stories about our planet’s dire future come hand-in-hand with news about what our federal government isn’t going to do about it. American mayors, governors, and even corporations have been stepping up to the plate, but there’s plenty you can do as an individual to reduce and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Measure and Offset Your Carbon Footprint With a New Online Tool

Climate change is scary, especially when stories about our planet’s dire future come hand-in-hand with news about what our federal government isn’t going to do about it. American mayors, governors, and even corporations have been stepping up to the plate, but there’s plenty you can do as an individual to reduce and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tiger Selfies Have Got to Stop

In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder’s founder and chairman Sean Rad asking him to ban tiger photos on the service. That’s actually a fantastic idea—and not just because it makes you look like a tool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Tiger Selfies Have Got to Stop

In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder’s founder and chairman Sean Rad asking him to ban tiger photos on the service. That’s actually a fantastic idea—and not just because it makes you look like a tool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Much Should You Worry About Your Tap Water?

Last week the Environmental Working Group unveiled an updated database where you can plug in your zip code and get a report on the contaminants in your tap water. It’s a great tool, in some ways—but it has some serious caveats, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Much Should You Worry About Your Tap Water?

Last week the Environmental Working Group unveiled an updated database where you can plug in your zip code and get a report on the contaminants in your tap water. It’s a great tool, in some ways—but it has some serious caveats, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Use Less Plastic Because We’re Using Way Too Much 

There’s about a ton of plastic for each person living in the world today—that’s 8,300 million tons of plastic produced since 1950, most of which has become waste and ended up in landfills. Even worse, plastic production is increasing and half of all the plastic on Earth was created in the past 13 years. But you […]

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