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Politics

Hillary can’t believe we’re still fighting over this whole reproductive rights thing, either

It's 2015, some morons are still conflating reproductive healthcare with baby-killing sprees, and Hillary Clinton's fed up -- as are we all.

Cities

John Kerry knows cities hold the key to fighting climate change

As world leaders prepare for climate talks in Paris, the secretary of state says the real leadership is coming from the local level.

Cities

The EPA has a plan to protect vulnerable communities. Will it work?

The agency spent years cooking up its environmental justice master plan. Now it's time for action.

Food

This is why you’re seeing Mason jars everywhere

If only down-home images could make food healthier and more sustainable, all our food system's problems would vanish.

Living

6 problems we’d solve by drawing dicks on them

There’s a new hero in town, and his name is Wanksy.

Politics

Right-wing think tank wants to convince the pope he’s wrong about climate change

The notorious climate-denying Heartland Institute is sending a team of climate "scientists" to Rome to show Pope Francis the errors of his ways.

Living

Is climate change killing my California dream?

A reader wonders if Cali is going to dry up and blow away. Umbra sprinkles a little wisdom on the subject.

Hubble Beginnings

Hubble just turned 25. Here’s what it was like to grow up with it.

The Hubble Space Telescope shows us the far reaches of our universe -- and that tells us a lot about us, too.

Mary-Kate and Ash-ley

Congratulations, Yellowstone! You’re having giant magma twins

A pocket of magma larger than the one we already knew about has appeared unannounced, like a surprise birthday dessert at Chili's.

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