Watch Stephen Colbert apologize for Whole Foods’ future missteps

Whole Foods has made its fair share of blunders this year, creating a situation ripe for comedy.

Climate & Energy

Study confirms the Republican Party is alone in its crazy climate denial

The researcher compared conservative climate change policies from the U.S., the U.K., Norway, Sweden, Spain, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Germany.

Recycled talking points

Is recycling as awful as the New York Times claims? Not remotely

Here are the five most misleading arguments in John Tierney's slam on recycling.


To save chocolate, big food companies have started collaborating

Food companies take ridiculous measures to protect their secrets, but now they’re beginning to see the benefits of cooperating and sharing information.

Business & Technology

Robots could make recycling cheaper and safer

Some jobs are so dangerous that we might be better handing them off to robots entirely.

Climate & Energy

Who are the rich Californians using millions of gallons of water a year? It’s a secret

California’s public water agencies are allowing residents to use as much water as they want to buy -- even in the middle of a drought.


The TPP agreement: Will it save the rhinos? Or will it destroy everything we love and hold dear?

The good, the bad, the ugly, and the unknowns on the largest trade agreement in history.


Retirement homes open up to college students. Everybody wins

Students live rent-free in a retirement home in the Netherlands in exchange for working with elder residents.

Splash Landing

What should I do with my old bathtub?

Umbra advises a landlord whose tenants were tough on their tub -- but the lack of options leaves her fuming.