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Climate & Energy

Oklahoma hit by eight earthquakes in two days. Is the fracking industry to blame?

Last year, Oklahoma's quake activity was more than 5,000 percent greater than normal. Underground injection of fracking wastewater might be the cause.

Business & Technology

This Texas solar farm uses sheep for its landscaping needs

Move over, weed-eating goats: The municipal power company in San Antonio, Texas, has enlisted a flock of sheep to help keep its grounds clear.

Climate & Energy

Thanks to the fracking boom, we’re wasting more money than ever on fossil fuel subsidies

Because oil and gas production has soared, so has the value of various tax breaks for the industry.

Food fight

Eden Foods hit by backlash for fighting Obamacare’s contraception mandate

Angry customers are organizing boycotts, signing petitions, and pushing Whole Foods to stop carrying Eden products.

Food

Hackers hack monster burritos down to sensible size

A food-and-tech hackathon team figures out how Chipotle could encourage customers to downsize their burritos and still feel like they're getting a good deal.

Living

Ask Umbra: What’s a girl to do with soap that’s full of plastic microbeads?

A reader says she's stuck with some unwanted exfoliant. Umbra helps her shed a few bottles of bubbles.

Living

With Dov Charney gone, these are the only clothes made by dangerous animals

Lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) are ripping into the fashion world, one pair of jeans at a time.

Climate & Energy

Inside Yingli, the giant Chinese solar company sponsoring the World Cup

You've seen their logos on the sidelines, now get a peak inside the company trying to transform the world.

Primal Screen

“Snowpiercer” is cli-fi with no science in it. We need more films like it.

Does "Snowpiercer" herald an age of well-made sci-fi where climate change is the Big Bad of choice?

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