(From Environmental Protection)

What with the pooping and the bending and the bagging and the tossing, the whole canine waste removal dance can begin to seem pointless after a while. What does it all mean?

Well, good news. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, just a few blocks from M.I.T. , a streetlamphas been installed that is powered entirely by dog poop.

Here’s how it works: You deposit Rover’s, er, present, into a digester which transforms the poop into methane, the methane then becomes energy and the energy lights the lamp. This digester thingee can be either above-ground — ew —or buried underground except for a tube and the hand-crank that lets you stir the stew down below. Think of it as cardio.

Let a thousand streetlamps, um, bloom.

close the loop with poop.

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