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Climate & Energy

Why fracking won’t solve climate change

Even if we solve the methane problem, shale gas alone won't save us.

Food

Save the climate, pay a farmer

With the right incentives, farmers could make enormous headway in the effort to change the global carbon equation.

Living

Which water cooler is coolest?

A reader wonders which is more energy efficient, bottle-fed water coolers or the newfangled point-of-use kind. Umbra distills the answers.

Politics

Ron Paul and Rand Paul have crazy things to say about Ebola

And the Paulist philosophy leads to even crazier ideas about pollution, public health, and the role of government.

Climate & Energy

In Florida, it’s billionaire climate hawk vs. climate-denying governor. Who will win?

Tom Steyer is spending millions in an attempt to oust Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Is it working?

Living

Let’s make safe sex second nature

Why, in one of the wealthiest countries in the entire world, is the unintended pregnancy rate so high? Where are we screwing up?

Food

Is the new Whole Foods rating system creating an inferiority complex for zucchini?

The grocery chain's new labels are actually nuanced and make a lot of sense.

Turnip for what?!

The American diet, in 3 charts (plus Michelle Obama dancing)

In the U.S., we are eating twice as much sugar and fat, and half as many fruits and vegetables as recommended. Sounds like it's time to turnip.

Cities

Why more roads = more traffic jams

Think a new carpool lane will relieve gridlock on L.A.'s infamous 405? Think again.

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