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Climate & Energy

TV networks now cover climate change, but they’re doing it wrong

According to a new study, the major broadcast news networks are covering climate change more than they have in years. The bad news: A lot of it is misleading and unscientific.

Living

Procrastinators, rejoice: Now you can cook with that old Christmas tree

This new kind of urban foraging is complete with a dash of dumpster diving.

Climate & Energy

Obama’s Atlantic drilling plan criticized by Democrats

A group of Senate Democrats from the Northeast is pushing back on the Obama administration's proposal to open new areas of the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.

JOKES ASIDE

But seriously, folks — this stand-up economist says Republicans will like his carbon tax

Comiconomist Yoram Bauman has a carbon tax plan for Washington state. The punch line: He thinks he can get both political parties on board.

Climate & Energy

How a black kid who grew up in the segregated South became a barefisted biologist

Tyrone Hayes took on a massive chemical company over the impacts of its top-selling herbicide. His story is the subject of a new Amazon original documentary produced by The New Yorker.

Cities

Seattle to shame residents for throwing away food

The city will shame and fine residents for putting compostable food in the trash bin.

Climate & Energy

Utility bosses see change coming, look to clean and distributed energy

A survey of utility execs also finds that a majority of them support Obama's power-plant rules or think they should be strengthened.

scram, styrofoam

Forget foam — now we can grow better takeout containers

Bricks that grow themselves, plastic made of mushrooms ... the future is a weird and wonderful place.

Winter's Boner

We are literally breaking polar bear penises now

It seems we shall spare the polar bear no indignity: PCB pollution is weakening the species' penis bone.