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Local public library going to shit? Some people are starting their own

New York City libraries are as popular as ever, but they are falling apart. A few New Yorkers are starting libraries their own.

Climate & Energy

Look out, Arizona! California isn’t the only state getting hit by drought

Despite the drought’s epicenter in California, it’s Arizona that will bear the brunt of the West’s epic dry spell.

Climate & Energy

The oldest city in the U.S. could be totally screwed by rising seas

Florida state officials who deny climate change are leaving coastal cities to drown.


New York’s beloved hot dogs are becoming a lot greener

But not in the way you might expect.


The next big war might be over phosphorus

A new study of soil warns that we're pushing the limits of our planetary skin and in danger of pulling nutrients out of the earth too fast.


White House to Shell: Arctic drilling? Go right ahead

The Obama administration just gave a stamp of approval to Shell's Alaska drilling plan. *facepalm*

Climate & Energy

These composers put climate change across the globe to music

You’ll definitely get goosebumps when you hear the crescendo of climate change across the globe.


The newest threat to California pistachios: A nuclear deal with Iran

Well, this is nuts.

Business & Technology

What’s the cheapest new car to drive? Hint: It’s an EV

Electric vehicles can have higher sticker prices than gasoline versions, but things look different if you consider all costs over five years.