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Climate & Energy

Could flooding finally wake Americans up to the climate crisis?

Several big U.S. cities could be seeing 30 days of flooding a year by 2020, a new study says.

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.

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.

Food

Eat less. Get healthy. Feed the world.

Whether you end up changing the world or just your own health, eating less is a great idea.

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.

Climate & Energy

Obama sounds like he’s about to reject the Keystone pipeline

The president said surprisingly smart -- and skeptical -- things about the proposed pipeline at a news conference on Friday.

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