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Climate & Energy

Governors love this pipeline in the Northeast, residents not so much

Kinder Morgan's big gas pipeline extension project is on hold, and the opposition to it recalls the revolt against urban freeways two generations ago.

get the lead out

What’s the best way to dispose of an old car battery?

A reader's battery has shuffled off this mortal coil. Umbra says Mexican recycling plants make calamity of so long a life.


Walk to work — you’ll be happier

A recent study finds that people who walk to work or take the train are more satisfied than the rest of us. What do they know that we don't?

On yer bike!

You might think bikeshares cut down on CO2, but the truth is complicated

More than 23 million rides have been taken on bikeshares, though research is still unclear on how much they help the planet.

Climate & Energy

See-through solar cells could turn your windows into power stations

Even Harry Potter would be impressed.

Extreme Makeover: Homepage Edition

Have you noticed our handsome new website?

We think our latest redesign is our best ever. But don't take our word for it -- let us know what you think.

Quorn shucked

This meat substitute is all-natural and GMO-free — and might be making people sick

A nonprofit group says Quorn, the mushroom-based fake meat, is causing real illnesses and asks the FDA to regulate it.


GOP candidate asks residents to mail him their pee

If urine Cave Junction, Ore., this congressional candidate would like to hear from you.

Listen to Your Art

Leaving Las Vegas, a city feeling the slow burn of climate change

I came for the apocalypse. I got art instead.