Posts tagged "pollution"

How These Tampons (And Their “Handy Attached Strings!”) Are Cleaning Up Your Drinking Water

The next time a man tries to tell you that hearing about periods is disgusting, just remind him that if he wants a nice tall glass of water to go with his side order of shut the fuck up, he can thank tampons for the fact that his water is clean and safe to drink.

By: Beejoli Shah / March 31, 2015

Get Everyone At BP A Copy Of This Calendar, Stat

This new calendar for the Surfrider Foundation shows bikini-clad girls posing on totally gross, polluted beaches. The idea is to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our beaches and water. (Talking to you, BP.) But does this remind anyone else of a shoot they’d do on “America’s Next Top Model“? [BuzzFeed]…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 29, 2010

Are Your Jeans Responsible For Polluting China’s Pearl River?

Pollution of the Pearl River has long posed a problem for China’s ecosystem; however, the degree of contamination has become twice as bad since 2007. One reason, according to a new Greenpeace report, points to the denim factories lining the banks of the water. Clearly, China is a huge manufacturer of consumer goods, and the…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 27, 2010

The Daily Squeeze: Get Happy, Watch An Indecent Cartoon, And Start Recycling

After polling 16,000 people, two researchers found that sex is so important to happiness that we should increase its frequency from once a month to once a week. The happiness generated from this increase is equivalent to being told you’re getting a $50,000 raise. [SMH.com]
Watch this funny video when you get home tonight (it’…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 9, 2008