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a tough way to make money

Disprove global warming, score $10,000

A physicist is offering a cash prize to anyone who can disprove humanity's role in global warming. He's not too worried about losing any money.

PAC mentality

Now climate hawks have their own super PAC

It's called, appropriately, Climate Hawks Vote, and it aims to elect outspoken climate leaders to Congress, not just Democrats who quietly vote the right way.

MAP TO THE FUTURE

A mapping group at MIT wants to show us the way to greener cities

Sep Kamvar's slick data maps help urbanites recognize the elements that they love, and the ones that need some tweaking.

Living

Ask Umbra: Is it safe to use newspaper as garden mulch?

A reader frets about dioxins in his topsoil. It's a dirty question, but somebody's got to answer it.

Resistance is fertile

How we can fight back against herbicide-resistant superweeds

Roundup is losing potency as weeds evolve resistance. Seed companies want to move to other herbicides. Is farming stuck in a spray-rinse-repeat cycle?

Business & Technology

Nebraska utility is phasing out some coal units, and it won’t cost that much

The Omaha Public Power District announced that it will retire three coal units in the next two years -- thanks to public opinion and new regs.

Climate & Energy

Jon Stewart explains how to make GOP senators care about climate

"Barack Obama must become a global warming denier," says the Daily Show host. "We'd have cap-and-trade by the morning."

What you don't know can hurt you

Pennsylvania ordered its health workers to never discuss fracking

Two former state employees say they were told not to return phone calls of residents who complained that fracking was harming their health.

say what?

NATO chief accuses fracking opponents of being Russian puppets

NATO's secretary general says Russia "engages actively" with "environmental organizations working against shale gas." Enviros say that's bullshit.

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