Madeleine Thomas

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Living

Scientists can now see fracker’s “fingerprints” all over polluted water

Scientists think they have a new tool to prove once and for all whether fracking is responsible for contaminating our water.

Back bone connected to the coral bone

Turns out coral reefs could help mend human bones

Good thing we figured that out before we wiped them out completely.

vegan malaise

Vegan because plants don’t have feelings? You’re going to need a new reason.

Have fun eating air.

Food

So long, Soylent. World remembers that eating rules

Its popularity may be waning as folks try to offload the stuff on Craigslist. No powdery tears were cried for the bland meal replacement.

What the Frack?

Frackers are dumping toxic waste into California’s groundwater

Billions of gallons of contaminated wastewater are threatening the state's shrinking water supply.

Practice What You Preach

California officials care about saving water, except when it comes to their begonias

California’s top water bigwigs are good at bending their own rules.

Avocad'oh!

Our guac obsession is hanging Chile out to dry

Drought and water scarcity are making it harder to grow avocados in Chile, a major supplier to the United States during winter months.

Food

Oyster prices could skyrocket if we don’t change our shellfish ways

That's the bottom line according to a scientist at the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the country.

TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

Forget football. Pick your fantasy green team

Sick of real football? Give our fantasy climate hawk game a shot.

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