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Politics

Soda taxes bubbling up all over

Doctors support the idea of taxing sugary beverages, and the state budget could use the money, too.

Science

Conservationists are putting backpacks on owls — and it is so damn cute

This is about as adorable as it gets, folks.

Climate & Energy

Martin O’Malley could try to out-green Bernie Sanders

O’Malley, former governor of Maryland, is running for president. Will he make a push to be the biggest climate hawk in the Democratic field?

Climate & Energy

The climate movement doesn’t need conservatives

An environmentalist calling for the climate movement to incorporate conservatives is like a fundamentalist pastor calling for the anti–gay marriage movement to incorporate liberals.

Hey Girl

Study says street harassment is everywhere, still sucks

Hollaback! and Cornell University have just published the results of the largest international study of street harassment to date.

Climate & Energy

Why are federal dollars financing this thirsty crop in Arizona?

The federal government is propping up cotton farming during the West's water crisis.

Science

Get me off this planet, because we have climate change zombies now

Thanks to decades of ice melt caused by climate change, lost artifacts are now popping up all over the place.

Climate & Energy

The Santa Barbara oil spill is already killing a lot of animals

The waters off Santa Barbara carry a mosaic of unusual species, all of which are at risk of being damaged by the oil spill.

Climate & Energy

What do we do with all these dead coal-fired power plants?

About 13 gigawatts worth of coal plants will close this year. What should we do with these old things?