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Weak ass on coal ash

Obama blows a chance to crack down on coal

With weak rules for coal ash, Obama has rewarded his enemies, screwed over his friends, and squandered an opportunity to move toward clean energy.

Climate & Energy

This was an epic year for droughts, floods, and extreme weather

Extreme heat, record-breaking floods, and a terrifying tornado in oil country -- all in all, a year we can't afford to forget.

Climate & Energy

From Trump to Hobby Lobby, the worst anti-science stories of 2014

A catalogue of shame.

Climate & Energy

This is the kind of climate bill Congress should pass (but won’t)

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Brian Schatz are pushing legislation to charge polluters for CO2 emissions and redistribute the revenue to the public.

Living

Watching kids react to DIY gifts is hilarious

Find out how unsuspecting children really feel about more heartfelt, useful presents.

Living

Help! My neighbor is gassing me out with her dryer sheets!

A reader wonders how to convince her neighbor to stop using toxic dryer sheets. Umbra suggests stopping by and shooting the sea breeze.

Ten Lords a-Feasting

This bourbon balls recipe will knock your socks off

On the 10th day of DIY Christmas, I made my true love these delicious bourbon balls.

nine ladies fragrancing

Make your own Febreze, no benzisothiazolinone required

On the ninth day of DIY Christmas, I gave my true love a fresh-smelling alternative to chemical-laden air fresheners.

Business & Technology

Villains who poisoned W. Va. drinking water could end up behind bars

Indictments have come down for execs at the coal-"cleaning" company that contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 people.

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