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10 environmentally friendly superheroes

By: Bryan Nelson on April 9, 2010, 12:41 p.m.
Captain Planet

Photo: Captain Planet Foundation, © 2009 TBS Productions, Inc.

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Captain Planet

Armed with a green mullet, an arsenal of witty environmental puns and the power of the elements, Captain Planet is the ultimate eco-superhero. Who else could the world trust to defeat supervillains with names like Hoggish Greedly, Looten Plunder, Sly Sludge, Verminous Skumm or Duke Nukem? Envisioned by Ted Turner, Captain Planet and the Planeteers have been inspiring young environmentalists for decades, reminding kid that the real power to save the environment is theirs.