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Science

We are so good at causing earthquakes that the government is starting to forecast them

Thanks, oil and gas industry.

Living

Louis C.K. admits his generation is the worst

Louie comes face-to-face with a Young Person who -- surprise, surprise! -- hates baby boomers because of the mess they've left for everyone.

Climate & Energy

Emma Thompson wrote an Oscar-worthy open letter to save the Arctic

Like everything Emma Thompson touches, the letter will leave you either laugh-crying or slow-clapping.

Business & Technology

Who should profit from solar energy?

More and more utilities are competing for solar power dollars -- but what will that mean for smaller companies and consumers?

Climate & Energy

New rules cutting farm emissions are kind of a big deal

The Department of Agriculture's new voluntary plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions shouldn't cause a ruckus -- and that just might make it work.

Living

Finally, a climate change game you’d actually want to play

Climate change is not a game -- but this game is way more fun than just wringing your hands about it.

Business & Technology

Of course YouTube started with a silly video about elephants

Ten years ago, the internet was forever changed. It's been pretty much all downhill since.

Food

Are marijuana regulations weeding out family farmers?

As marijuana becomes a legitimate business, safety regulations and bureaucracy could make life tough for small "craft" growers.

Living

Should I kill my weeds by peeing on them?

A reader wonders if urine will get rid of unwanted weeds. Umbra says, sadly, it's piss poor.

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