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Oil in the soil

Leave the damn fossil fuels in the ground, says big nerdy study

For a somewhat safe climate, 82 percent of world coal reserves and every drop of Arctic oil must not be burned.


Why do we have a Congress that hates the planet? Blame your anarchist roommate

Why not vote? An anarchist gives his reasons.


Senate Democrats plan to kneecap the GOP’s Keystone bill

The newly weakened Senate Democratic caucus is trying to muster all the opposition it can to the impending vote on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Mo' money, mo' transit

Your commute says a lot about your salary

A new study finds that New York neighborhoods with lousy access to public transit are black holes for employment.

Climate & Energy

Fracking is definitely causing earthquakes, another study confirms

This study examined 77 minor quakes near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.

Climate & Energy

Brazil’s new science minister is a climate denier

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she's serious about confronting climate change, but then why did she appoint denier Aldo Rebelo?

on the farm

Exclusive: Woods performs “It Ain’t Easy” — in the woods

Watch Brooklyn band Woods perform an exclusive, intimate rendition of their song "It Ain't Easy," at Pickathon 2014.

Business & Technology

Toyota is giving away its tech secrets for hydrogen-powered cars

You thought fuel cell vehicles were dead? So did we.

Business & Technology

Don’t panic! Fukushima radiation just hit the West Coast

It took more than two years, but the ocean-borne radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant is finally detectable on U.S. shores.