TreeHugger's Most Popular Stories of the Week: Dec. 7 - 14
Was the faux auto bailout ad above the top story of the week? Or was it Our Favorite Guys on Bikes gallery? What about the EcoFont, Missing Acorns or something else? Check the full post below to find out what our top stories were this week!Surprisingly, We're The Big Three. We Don't Need to Compete was - by far - the most popular story of the week! This faux advertisement from The Buffalo Beast was hugely popular with users of social media site Digg, where it was one of the most-popular stories of the week (Thanks to BoingBoing for the tip). Readers from StumbleUpon, another popular social media site also really liked this story. If you're not a user of those sites, consider joining. They are neat ways to learn about new stories and you can share any TreeHugger article you like for other users of those sites to see.
Last week, Our Favorite Girls on Bikes gallery was one of the most popular items, so perhaps it comes as no surprise that this week Our Favorite Guys on Bikes: Celebrities Take Their Wheels Out on the Town was also one of the most popular stories. Check out the full gallery to see the rest of the guys (note: they aren't all nude like Lance Armstrong above!)
Methamphetamines Pollute More than the Body, which looks at the way methamphetamine production pollutes land and the buildings it is cooked within, was a top story and popular on Digg.com. Aside from how easy it apparently is to make meth, what's really shocking about the drug is how much damage it does to the environment.
Image: A hungry squirrel in Virginia (Corbis)The Mysterious Case of Disappearing Acorns – Squirrels Starving picks up on a Washington Post report on the bizarre shortage of acorns in widespread areas among eastern states, including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Nova Scotia, and even as far away as the Midwest. Because of the shortage, squirrels and other animals will potentially starve, however, there is an over-abundance of acorns in other states, so experts are unsure whether this is a result of climate change or just a normal cycle.
And one of our final top stories of the week was Ecofont Takes The Swiss Cheese Approach to Saving Printer Ink, which looked at a new font that supposedly saves 20% of printer ink due to tiny holes in each character. To see how the end result looks under magnification, take a look at the post.
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