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Your odds of getting struck by lightning just increased

Thanks, climate change.

Here be ocean acidification

This map shows where we’ve screwed the oceans most

Now we know exactly which places are suffering most from ocean acidification.

Preach It

Anti-consumption Pope would rather you knit him something for Christmas

Pope Francis warns world leaders to consider the vital issues of over-consumption and climate change when talking global economics.

Food

Palm-oil giant makes big commitment. Rainforests rejoice

Seventy-five percent of all palm oil will be produced responsibly -- if all the big companies live up to the promises they've now made.

Climate & Energy

Obama’s deal with China is a big win for solar, nuclear, and clean coal

We could soon see an armistice in the solar trade war.

We're from the GOP and we're here to help ... fry the planet

Meet the Senate leaders who plan to gut the EPA and approve Keystone

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the new Republican committee chairs are all hostile to climate action.

Food

Relax — California isn’t about to dump pesticides on organic farms

A new state report outlines some edge-case scenarios, but mostly, California's pest control strategies do a good job of protecting the interests of green farmers.

Living

Can a vegan ever truly love a carnivore?

A reader wonders whether two hearts can meat. Umbra says vegan start by accepting each other for who we are.

All the humidity that's fit to drink

This new bike bottle fills itself with water

An Austrian designer just crafted a new water bottle that could change the way we look at both biking and water scarcity.

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