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11 ways to fall in love with humble, spicy daikon this winter

How to use this large root in more ways than you thought possible.

on the level

Seas are rising in weird, new ways

New research shows that seas are rising faster in the Southern Hemisphere, thanks to climate change. (Sucks for you once again, Global South!)

Climate & Energy

The world’s most important Mad Lib will be filled by ________

This week in Peru, delegates are creating the framework for a deal to fight global warming. Next year, they'll fill in the blanks.

Planes, bikes, and pedestrians

Of course Portland wants you to bike to the airport

Cycling to PDX can even offset about 1 percent of your flight's carbon emissions.

Business & Technology

Whatever, Tesla, this guy just invented a real flying car

The Terrafugia Transition will go down in history as the first ever commercially available flying car AND the worst name ever given to a product of any sort.

Climate & Energy

Why this U.N. climate summit is especially important

There's more optimism than usual about the two-week negotiating session in Lima, Peru.

Business & Technology

Why aren’t we all driving hydrogen fuel cell cars?

A reader wonders when hydrogen-powered vehicles will rule the road. Umbra takes a look under the hood.


Aaron Sorkin tackles climate change on “The Newsroom” and … oy

It is not in fact true that we're doomed to face a "catastrophic failure of the planet."


Less food stamps = more hunger. Duh!

The idea that cutting food assistance will help move poor people towards self-sufficiency looks like a pipe dream.