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Climate & Energy

Seattle’s mayor gums up Shell’s Arctic drilling plans

The oil giant wants to park its Arctic drilling rigs in Seattle's port, but the city is throwing up roadblocks.

Climate & Energy

Could wildfires undermine California’s grand climate goals?

California has the most ambitious climate plan in the nation, but if it loses too many trees to fire, it will have a hard time meeting its targets.

Climate & Energy

Democratic voters care about climate change, and they could put the heat on Clinton

Fifteen percent of Democrats in a new poll said climate change was their top priority. That’s enough to push the issue into the spotlight.

Climate & Energy

Boston’s airport is going green(ish)

Airport officials plan to cut emissions and plan for sea level rise. Good luck!

Chicken Fun

Give the chickens in your life, dead or alive, a little love today

On International Respect for Chickens Day, we have some tips on how to be a bonafide Ally of Chickens. (You can still eat them.)

ticked off

Ticks are spreading — and so is Lyme disease

Warming temperatures expand the range of ticks, lengthen the season, and increase the chances of one giving you Lyme disease. Shudder.

Politics

Oil trains have 3 more years to explode, thanks to weak Obama rule

New rules for oil trains aren't nearly strict enough to prevent disastrous explosions. The most dangerous cars can keep rolling until 2018.

Climate & Energy

Western towns target coal companies over climate change

Ski towns in Colorado and Utah are seeking money to cope with climate change, and they think it should come from the coal industry.

Living

Let Amy Schumer remind you who should be making your birth control decisions

Boy scouts and priests weigh in on your birth control options in this hilarious Amy Schumer clip.