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the science of the lambs

Someone accidentally ate a GMO lamb with jellyfish DNA — and nothing happened

It sounds like a setup to a horror movie: A genetically modified glow-in-the-dark lamb was unintentionally sold to a slaughterhouse. But really, NBD.


Planet-unfriendly Pacific trade pact leaps a big hurdle

President Obama is getting close to securing the authority to enact his Trans-Pacific trade deal. Right now that looks like a loss for the environment.


NASA wants to get rid of that flying pollution factory you took to Florida

The agency announced it will spend the next two years trying to create a new type of aircraft with "maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact.”

Climate & Energy

Pope Francis isn’t the only old Catholic who believes in climate change

You might have more in common with your grandpa than you think.


This short film narrated by Carl Sagan will give you shivers

A three-minute film could make you feel a little more optimistic about the future.

Lithium Ion Tamer

Can a new startup lead the charge for better, cheaper batteries?

24M claims it's got a new way to bring down the cost of the big batteries that renewable energy systems need. It'll take years to see if the company's right.


EPA report puts a price on carbon pollution — and it is really damn high

Doing nothing about greenhouse gas emissions would cost the U.S. billions of dollars and thousands lives.


Scott Walker doesn’t want Wisconsin officials talking climate

The Republican governor keeps a fuzzy record of public statements, but his actions have shown his true colors as a warrior against science.

the silence of the owls

What makes owls deadly could make wind turbines silent

This bird-inspired tech tweak could make wind turbines quieter -- and that might make them more effective, too.