TSA Intrusion Is One Price of Empire

How gratifying to see Americans increasingly angry at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for using offensive full-body scans and frisks in its latest production of what security expert Bruce Schneier calls “security theater.”

BP Oil Spill Tops 2010 Internet Searches

(NAPSI)-Midterm elections, product recalls and high-profile job exits preoccupied online attention, but the Transocean oil rig explosion and the resulting spill that gushed nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico transfixed the public and dominated online activity on Yahoo! in 2010.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that New York City schools are trying out “Trayless Tuesdays” in their cafeterias in order to reduce waste. Why are trays such a big issue? And how can cutting them out on one day a week really make a difference?