Is Oprah trying to pick a fight with PETA? Will this battle eventually lead to the apocalypse? What’s in your shampoo? Why is Leonardo DiCaprio no longer fit to serve as an environment advocate? Today’s Eco-Beat has the scoop on all of the latest green news and tips.
| Oprah Gives Away Free KFC
Oprah has teamed up with the colonel to give everyone in the US a chance to try KFC’s latest chicken-shaped meat pieces. If you’ve paid any attention to PETA over the last couple of years, you know exactly how much they love KFC. This isn’t going to be pretty.
|How’d You Like $4,500 for Your Hoopty?
A “cash for clunkers” plan is inching its way through congress right now that could pay you up to $4,500 to trade in your old gas guzzler for a leaner greener model. Is congress is in the mood to give away more money? We’ll have to wait and see.
| DiCaprio’s Egregious Eco-Blunder
For a celebrity activist, one tiny mistake can ruin your reputation in the blink of an eye. When he thought no one was looking, Leonardo DiCaprio asked a waiter for a straw at an NRDC event. The waiter politely informed him that it was a plastic-free event. Oh snap!
|Mobsters Breaking into Wind Power
Officials in Sicily are investigating allegations that organized crime is trying to force their way into Italy’s lucrative wind power industry. Imagine submitting a bid on a wind power contract and waking up the next day with a horse head in bed with you.
|How Green is That Herbal Shampoo?
Ever wonder just exactly what goes into that delicious-smelling herbal shampoo? If it’s not on this list, you may be literally bathing in all kinds of nasty parabens and phthalates. Not such a refreshing thought, huh?
Green in a Flash:
- Giant spiders are invading Australia. Really.
- Are retailers going to cut back on their green initiatives?
- Puma has built a store out of re-purposed shipping containers in Boston.