It's difficult to communicate the destruction wreaked on the Rockaways by last week's storm, except to say that it is almost certainly far worse than you have imagined. The storm surge of Hurricane Sandy washed clear over the Rockaway spit, running six feet deep and more in places, pushing the beac ... More >>
Don't expect to see any octopus, gray sole, skate, Atlantic halibut, or Atlantic cod gracing the icy shelves of the Whole Foods fish counter after April 22. The company has decided to stop selling seafood caught through unsustainable methods, according to the Associated Press.
Lucy Lawless -- of Xena, Warrior Princess and Spartacus -- has taken over an Artic-bound, oil-drilling ship along with several other Greenpeace activists today. Lawless and the Greenpeace members boarded the Shell-contracted ship this morning, in hopes that their protest would keep it from leaving ... More >>
The singer brings his singular vision to Radio City
Tim Pearce/flickrFishy business at Whole FoodsIn a recent Greenpeace ranking of seafood sustainability in supermarkets, Whole Foods ranked fourth, behind Target, which came in second, and Safeway, which took the number one spot.
While Whole Foods has whimped out on its imperative to safeguard endangered ocean fish - as reported by Fork in the Road -- Costco manned up last August and declared an outright sales ban on seven fish species that are among the most stressed worldwide.
Hard at Work for a Corporate Lobbying FirmThe Summer of Ass is real! And unpaid interns are riding the heels of it. The Baltimore Sun documented a new trend this week in the Greater Washington DC area -- interns in "scantily clad" clothing are running rampant in supposed "professional setting ... More >>
If the phrase "only in Williamsburg" gives you cause for concern, do not click ahead. Traumatizing (but safe-for-work!) dendrophilia fantasy after the jump.
Want to eat healthy and have a salad for lunch? Here are a couple of your salad bar options at Smiler's Deli. April is the cruelest month, as the poet who wrote Cats once noted, and maybe that's why we're on a negativity binge at Fork in the Road. Last week we put up Our 10 Most Overrated Re ... More >>
GreenpeaceSwimming towards extinction.The proposed ban on bluefin tuna got voted down earlier this month, but at least one sushi chain seems to have realized that the fish are well and truly buggered: Sushi Samba just announced it will remove the endangered tuna from the menus at its seven lo ... More >>
Sushi lovers sink the ban that could have saved this species. Despite the best efforts of Greenpeace, PETA, and OCEANA, the proposed ban on the trade of endangered bluefin tuna was rejected yesterday at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITE ... More >>
adactio/flickr Like to think of your friendly neighborhood Trader Joe's as a purveyor of cheap organic -- and, therefore, ethical -- goods? Think again says Traitor Joe, a website by Greenpeace that aims to expose the retailer's peddling of endangered fish, such as Chilean sea bass. Of cour ... More >>
Hello and welcome to your Friday afternoon. Did you hear it's June? Someone should let the weather gods know. Anyhoo, this week we were feeling curmudgeonly and debuted our new feature Things We Hate! And here are some of our other favorite posts from the week. We brought word of Greenpeace's demon ... More >>
Photo courtesy Steve Smith: Bluefin tuna at Nobu In an interesting turn of events, this weekend, Greenpeace stopped playing nice with Nobu, which persists in serving bluefin tuna, albeit with an asterisk labeling it "environmentally endangered." Members of the group made reservations for six table ... More >>
The Obamas' date night in New York included dinner at Blue Hill. Was the choice of a seasonal, locavore restaurant politically driven, or did the Obamas just want to sample Dan Barber's farm-to-table fare? [NY Times] Greenpeace paid a visit to Nobu in TriBeCa for an elaborate plan to plant fake men ... More >>
Commercials are growing creepier. Some devolution is easy to trace; 1990's Viagra ads begat modern "male enhancement" commercials, and mid-80's Teddy Ruxpin ads begat Charmin's current war on dingleberries. But from what market-tested pathology sprang BK's intentionally disturbing 'stalker' ads? ... More >>
In an unregulated industry, can sex toys be toxic?
Figuring that daylight is a spy's worst enemy, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed freedom of information requests to several military agencies trying to find out if they've been snooping on political groups from Greenpeace to the Rhode Island Community Coalition for Peace. This is probably ... More >>
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