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How to keep your true love’s headphones from ever getting tangled again

On the fifth day of DIY Christmas, I never had to untangle my headphones again.

Business & Technology

Remembering the genius who got BPA out of your water bottles, and so much more

RIP Theo Colborn, a scientist who alerted us to the issue of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Business & Technology

Watch these experts use design to push renewable energy forward

Watch a discussion about the intersection of design and renewable energy.

ARBOR EAT 'EM?

Trees are fed up with our carbon, refuse to grow faster

A new study shows that extra CO2 in the atmosphere isn't speeding up rainforest tree growth. Uh oh?

Food

Congress wants you to know that food has nothing (nothing!) to do with the environment

When a group of government-appointed nutritionists tried to warn Americans that their eating choices have consequences, lawmakers bit back.

Living

More women are choosing more effective birth control — here’s why it matters

What a wacky idea -- remove barriers to birth control, and women will choose safe, effective methods of contraception!

Climate & Energy

This doomed Alaskan village shows just how unprepared we are for climate change

Disappearing beaches, erosion, and buildings toppling into the sea are just a few problems citizens of Shishmaref, Alaska, are dealing with due to climate change.

Cities

American cities have bigger things to worry about than gentrification

Gentrification is an issue in only a handful of urban neighborhoods, according to a new report. The real problem is growing areas of "concentrated poverty."

Climate & Energy

Frackers can now frack faster on some public lands

A big defense bill that passed last week contained a little provision that will speed up permitting for fracking projects on BLM land.