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Oklahoma just recorded 40 earthquakes in a week

Forget tornadoes: Thanks to fracking, Oklahoma is all about earthquakes now.

Food

To make meat greener, make it more efficiently

The planet isn't going vegetarian. But we could make all that meat a lot more efficiently, and less wastefully.

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This Airstream farm is so … Burning Man

It even includes a DJ booth. Guess where it's headed?

Living

To sort or not to sort? That is the recycling question

A reader wants to know whether "single stream" recycling is more efficient than the usual sort-paper-and-plastic approach. Umbra digs up the answer.

Politics

Potholes on the road to highway funding might put us on a better course

Congress is deadlocked on extending the Highway Trust Fund. Maybe it's time to rethink the whole idea.

Climate & Energy

Is your food being grown with wastewater from the oil industry?

The practice is gaining popularity in drought-plaged California, but is it safe?

Food

What’s it like to watch a slaughter?

A visit to the UC-Davis slaughterhouse to watch the transition from livestock to meat offers some lessons in anxiety and respect.

Food

The California drought is killing almond trees, too

That's right: We're talking about almonds and California again, folks, but bear with us.

Climate & Energy

A look at California’s ambitious climate plans

California has a rough road ahead on climate change.