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Climate & Energy

Obama ignores Obama on climate change

Last week, he talked pretty in the State of the Union about fighting climate change. This week, he opened the door to lots more offshore oil drilling.

Politics

Boycotting the Koch brothers? Better get a new brand of toilet paper

You might be contributing to the Kochs' mountain of money without even knowing it.

Food

Why is Walmart making us fat?

A new paper suggests that big box supercenters, higher cigarette prices, and fewer blue-collar jobs all contribute to obesity.

Politics

Senate approves Keystone — and here’s why that doesn’t matter

The Senate has wasted the entire month of January debating a bill that Obama is going to veto.

Living

Hoffice sounds like a cult — and I want to join it

In the morning, a laptop brigade streams into your home, and then things start to take a turn for the bizarre.

Living

We are very confused about Jared Leto’s (very sick) SUV

Leto's Ford Bronco gets approximately 12 miles to the gallon, about the same as a Hummer H2.

Business & Technology

Air pollution actually messes with your genes

Sometimes you just have to put people in a smog chamber and dose them with diesel. For science.

Living

Is video streaming greener than DVDs?

A reader frets that her home entertainment habits may be rubbing the climate the wrong way. Umbra scratches below the surface.

Living

Why a military general declared war on polluters

Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré is leading a charge against Louisiana's biggest polluters. Is a gubernatorial run next?