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Natural Gas

Smelling a leak: Is the natural gas industry buying academics?

Authors of pro-fracking studies are coming under fire for their cozy relationships with the fossil fuel industry.

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: Can I reuse the water from my dehumidifier?

A reader asks if she can drink the water from her dehumidifier. Umbra helps clear the air.

Climate & Energy

Lord of the tree rings: What trees can teach us about fire and climate change

Meet a scientist who studies the burn history of some of the largest forests on Earth.

Climate & Energy

Spirited discussion: In a New York distillery, insights on climate change

The Slow Ride Story guys get a glass, er, earful of tales about how the weather has been throwing local farmers for a loop.

Living

You look great in green: Clothing industry gets a makeover, maybe

Big retail companies -- from Adidas to Walmart -- are taking a deep look at the environmental impacts of their products.

Food

Should the food movement push for better jobs too?

As students rally for farmworkers and unions reach out to foodies, a new report asks: What would it take for the food and labor movements to truly combine forces?

Why climate change doesn’t spark moral outrage, and how it could

Perhaps the biggest barrier to action on climate change is the fact that it doesn't hit us in the gut. But new research suggests ways to make it a more potent moral issue.

Living

Umbra’s second helpings: DIY lube [VIDEO]

Looking for love products in all the wrong places? Don't let toxic lubes rub you the wrong way. Umbra puts a little green lotion in your motion.

Climate Change

The West in flames: Get used to it

Look at the fires that have raged this year in Colorado and New Mexico, and you're seeing not a "perfect storm" of temporary conditions, but evidence of the new normal in the American West.