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Climate & Energy

Was 2014 really the hottest? Here’s why it doesn’t matter

Instead of getting stuck on annual heat records, we need to focus on the trend of global warming.

Climate & Energy

Awesome news about U.S. clean energy

When you look at some of the hard numbers about how Americans are getting their energy, there's actually a lot to be excited about.

Climate & Energy

Australian prime minister’s reign of climate terror may end soon

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott could soon be booted from office.

Climate & Energy

This amazing gadget is the best technology we have for trapping CO2

Researchers found that the most efficient way to suck up a shit-ton of carbon was ... uh, trees.

Living

As oil buyers pull out of Venezuela, condom prices swell to $755

The fact that you filled up your gas tank for $20 this morning means that there's a couple in Caracas stewing in sexual frustration.

Politics

How to talk to an anti-vaxxer

Dumping data and derision on vaccination-doubters isn't going to get us anywhere. To change minds, we need to build trust.

What kind of cockroach are you? Take our quiz to find out!

Are you a hardy trash explorer or a shy rubbish sneaker?

Climate & Energy

Here’s how to make sure renewables keep getting cheaper

What distinguishes expensive renewable energy projects from cheaper ones is not technology, but "soft costs" like financing and permitting.

Climate & Energy

BP’s missing oil is found — where else? — on the bottom of the Gulf

Some 10 million gallons spilled by the Deepwater Horizon disaster are now sitting on the seafloor, a new study finds.