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Climate & Energy

Green groups have one less excuse for being so white

Environmental groups have long known that they're hurting in the diversity department. A new partnership has set out to fix that.

Living

You can totally recycle unrecyclable plastic. Right?

A reader wonders if it's OK to to recycle containers made of goodness-knows-what. Umbra says, "Goodness! No! What?"

Business & Technology

Here’s all the plastic in the ocean, measured in whales

Sorry about that, sea life.

Climate & Energy

A BP spill’s worth of methane is leaking from the ocean off of Washington every year

And as ocean temperatures climb, we could see even larger releases of deep-sea methane from the region, a bummer of a new study finds.

Cities

Behold the nightmare Manhattan would become if everyone commuted by car

Without public transit, New York would have to build nearly 50 multi-lane bridges to accommodate its commuters. Yikes.

Climate & Energy

Methane is leaking out all over the damn place, thanks to the oil and gas industry

Two new studies tell us more about leaks of this potent greenhouse gas.

burnin' rubber

Michigan thinks burning tires counts as renewable energy

A Michigan bill aims to classify fuel made by burning tires and hazardous industrial waste as renewable energy, but environmentalists say that's setting a dangerous precedent.

Business & Technology

Why I’m breaking up with Uber

Uber, I loved you, but your disregard for women's safety is bringing me down.

Business & Technology

Now bike messengers will run lights to deliver your Amazon

Drones are out, cyclists are in for the company's latest strategy to undercut brick-and-mortar.

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