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Climate & Energy

It’s time for Obama to stop selling off our land and water to fossil fuel companies

The Interior Department is going to let oil companies do seismic testing off the Atlantic coast, a precursor to offshore drilling. This is wrong on so many levels.

Drone on

Could drones be our secret weapon in the fight against Big Ag?

Journalist Will Potter plans to use drones to fly around ag-gag laws and get the dirt on factory farms.

Planes talk

Disney’s “Planes” sequel is an excuse to talk to your kids about climate change

Our hero, the little cropduster that could, has taken up fighting forest fires.


These amazing animated maps show cities on the move

Powered by chips in our smartphones, they give us a more nuanced look at human movement than we've ever had before.


Ask Umbra: What should I do with my nasty old pillows?

Readers wonder if and where they should toss old pillows. Umbra makes a strong pillowcase.


Fracking fight headed for the ballot in Colorado

Democrats in the state are divided over two proposed initiatives that would curb fracking near homes and give cities more regulatory power.

Let them drink olive oil

California’s next oil rush might be surprisingly delicious

Olive trees don't take much water to produce lots of healthy oil. Plus, when you make it locally, you can actually taste the difference.

Listen up, EPA!

Feds move to restrict neonic pesticides — well, one fed at least

The EPA is still refusing to ban these dangerous insecticides, but a U.S. Fish and Wildlife official is phasing them out in some wildlife refuges.


Whole Foods will bring you groceries by bike

When you're done rolling your eyes, here's why it's a good thing.

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