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Leak Report

Bad news for Obama: Fracking may be worse than burning coal

New science shows that thanks to methane leaks, gas won't work as a "bridge fuel."


Why Massachusetts is doing insect snacks right

How Cambridge's Six Foods is building a better food system.


Do I really need to rinse my recyclables?

A reader wonders if he should bust out the scrub brush. Umbra says he'd be nutella not to.


Why food prices scaled the peaks — and why it matters

You may not have felt a thing, but when food prices spiked in 2008 and 2011, they sent experts into a tizzy of debate over why it happened and what we can learn.


When adding bike lanes actually reduces traffic delays

In New York, smart street design helped the city have its safety and its speed, too.

Climate & Energy

China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.

The world's biggest polluter will set up a carbon market as early as 2016. Here's why that matters.


The insect-eating revolution will not be bro-ified

A study finds marginally more enthusiasm for eating bugs among the testosterone set. But, truly, entomophagy does not bow to gender.


Why Maryland is doing local food right

How Baltimore's Woodberry Kitchen is building a better food system.

Green Screen

“Night Moves” is why people hate environmentalists

This indie thriller highlights some of the most detestable clichés of the save-the-trees mentality. Our roundtable of writers weigh in.