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The West Antarctic glaciers are breaking up with us

Latest studies show that the ice sheet's gradual disappearance is now irreversible, along with catastrophic, if slow, sea-level rise.

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For $110, the toilet bike will help you get laid

Check out this adult tricycle-toilet hybrid. Swears the seller, “When I rode this thing around town, I was a freaking chick magnet!” YEAH, BUDDY.

Climate & Energy

John Oliver and Bill Nye show why cable news climate “debates” are so ridiculous

Warning: If you watch this, you'll never be able to watch a climate debate again without rolling your eyes.

Climate & Energy

Oil company poisons town; judge says it doesn’t owe its victims a penny

Citgo was found guilty of criminal violations of the Clean Air Act, but apparently doling out damages would have been far too complicated.

Climate & Energy

Do you think frackers should disclose the chemicals they use? EPA wants to know

That's not a rhetorical question. The EPA is seeking public comment, even though it might not do anything after the comments are received.

Legal trifecta!

Another big EPA court victory — this time on soot pollution

It's the third notable environmental court win in a month, upholding the EPA's right to clamp down on particulates that cause heart attacks and asthma.


Local to the extreme: This project puts the farm right in the grocery store

Right now, the Farmery is just a test project in a shipping container, but Ben Greene and his team have big dreams.


Ask Umbra: Do they still make alarm clocks that don’t require batteries or electricity?

A reader is tired of waking up to her smartphone. Umbra crows about the alternatives.

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This bill would help build the kinds of communities where millennials want to live

A new Senate proposal would make it easier for local governments to do transit-oriented development.

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