It's no secret that PETA is no friend of KFC's. And now, the fried chicken purveyor has angered the people at Greenpeace, too. The organization has recently alleged that The Colonel has been using wood harvested from Indonesia's rain forest for the paper in its signature chicken buckets. Along with ... More >>
2011 was a great year for earthquakes. Not only did they manage to get the world to rethink nuclear power (something Greenpeace has failed to do since...well, ever) but now they've started to rid the world of Marmite, that off-putting yeast spread our cousins across the pond and down under seem ... More >>
Major environmental organizations have united with musicians in common cause as the NAMM Show in Anaheim commences. They are taking issue with the association's lobbying efforts in support of the RELIEF Act, which environmentalists argue would weaken regulations against illegal logging if passed ... More >>
Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash w ... More >>
Flickr user Dan4thNow that I think of it, Little Saigon restaurants are much better at offering plastic, reusable chopsticks than local Korean and Chinese eateries. I've never noticed a quantitative difference between those and fresh chopsticks--if anything, the reusable ones never kept stray spl ... More >>
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyOn the heels of her failed bid to become the Republican nominee for Secretary of State, Orange County's top birther and not-top dentist Orly Taitz has kept up her fervent blogging. The theme of late seems to be Taitz wondering aloud about which soon- ... More >>
As we posted on Navel Gazing, Jon Apothaker, an amateur fisherman with a penchant for big-ass fish, landed a 225-pound giant black sea bass, an endangered species, off Balboa Pier in January. Local foodies gathered around, hoping for sashimi samples, but sadly for the region's culinarians, Mr. Apoth ... More >>
Toilet paper only accounts for 5 percent of the U.S. forest-products industry. Paper and cardboard packaging makes up 26 percent of the industry, although more than half is made from recycled products. Newspapers account for 3 percent.
Still, environmentalists say 5 percent is too mu ... More >>
Singer-songwriters Jason Reeves, Brendan James and Amber Rubarth, who today began a two-week ride up the California coast on Vespas to raise awareness of global warming, make a stop at 7 p.m. Friday at Sutra Lounge, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. "It seems like back in the late '60s and early ... More >>
Recovering from yesterday’s illness forced me to miss 120 Days, MGMT, Little Brother and Boys Noize. Bah.
But I arrived in time to see some Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. Their loose rock jams slash sea shanties were adorned with much proggy filigree. It was nice big-sky music for a big-sky setting ... More >>