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Good news: Mother jailed for sending daughter to playground is freed. Bad news: McDonald’s fires her

It is believed that Harrell let her daughter go to the playground alone because she couldn't afford childcare. But daycare will be even farther out of reach without a job.

Climate & Energy

The strange relationship between global warming denial and … speaking English

Climate denial isn't a worldwide delusion. It's a distinctly Anglophone one.

Climate & Energy

The NHL is out to punch climate change in the mouth

Without those frozen ponds where the Gretzky’s and Lemieuxs fall in love with the game, there is no hockey, and the NHL knows it has a role in saving those ponds.

Climate & Energy

D.C. scraps climate art installation, says it sends the wrong message

Mia Feuer's half-submerged gas station was slated for a lake near the Anacostia River, which neighbors have worked for years to clean up.

Food

Slaughter-free milk is great for cows, but not the environment

Just think about all the methane those geezer cows emit during their long retirement.

Business & Technology

For $5 a month, you can put food on a stray climate writer’s plate

Beacon lets you sponsor your favorite writer. It's the Adopt-A-Manatee program of the online news ecosystem.

Living

Swedes really are better at everything, including setting their garbage on fire

There is a better way to burn your garbage, and of course the damn Swedes have already successfully adopted it.

Cities

Detroit will stop shutting off people’s water — for now

The Detroit Water and Sewerage District is pausing the controversial water shut-offs for 15 days.

Climate & Energy

It’s time for Obama to stop selling off our land and water to fossil fuel companies

The Interior Department is going to let oil companies do seismic testing off the Atlantic coast, a precursor to offshore drilling. This is wrong on so many levels.