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Put your spare change to good use with crowdfunded science turns your money into clean air or a human-powered space shuttle or studies on fracking's health effects, among other things.

Climate & Energy

Fracking chemicals could mess with your hormones

Chemicals commonly used by frackers can have negative effects on the thyroid and other bodily systems, new research suggests.


A beetles invasion threatens your cup of coffee

Invading heat-happy bugs in India are destroying your most culturally acceptable addiction.

free money

Climate action could spur $2 trillion in economic growth in 2030 alone

Fighting global warming can spur GDP growth, not hamper it, says the World Bank in a new study.

Climate & Energy

How to not lose your shirt when the climate goes bust

Mike Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, and Hank Paulson give the thinking businessperson a handy guide to how bad climate change is for business -- and how urgently we must act.

Climate & Energy

These maps show how many brutally hot days you will suffer when you’re old

Climate change can be a tough issue to care about at the daily level -- but the prospect of sweating profusely through your golden years? That's more arresting.

Spring record breakers

We just had the hottest May on record (until next May)

April showers bring May flowers, which immediately burst into flame.

Growing pains

Organic farming is so much harder than just getting stoned and picking tomatoes

"A Farm Dies Once a Year" offers an unretouched look at growing up on an iconic organic farm -- along with some hope for the movement's future.

Just one catch

Why the locavore movement’s next big step is seafood

With his new book, "American Catch," writer Paul Greenberg calls for a local revolution that will move from the land to embrace the local oceans as well.

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