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Hacker houses offer shared living for the young, green, and tech-obsessed

Forget the commune: Across the country, new kinds of co-living spaces are trying to disrupt economies and transform city life.

Climate & Energy

Climate change denial could hurt Scott Brown in New Hampshire

In trying to win over the state's conservatives, this carpetbagger may have made a wrong move.


U.N. says the ozone layer will be a little less screwed — a long time from now

A new report hints that what's good for the ozone layer may be bad for climate change.


Why Nevada is doing farm-to-table right

How Mario Batali's Las Vegas restaurants are building a better food system.


This nutty professor lives in a dumpster

Jeff Wilson has moved into a 33-square-foot trash container in an effort to create a "low-impact, zero-net-waste" life.


Good news! Creeks are safer for swimming

Bad news: Creeks aren't safer for swimming if you are a bug.


Texas official is freaking out about school ‘Meatless Monday’

Texas' top agriculture official, Todd Staples, lashes out at a school district for its radical decision to go meat-free one day a week.

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The drought is destroying California’s organic dairy farms

For 20 years, organics have provided a future for a dying industry. Dry times are changing that.


Why Nebraska is doing food education right

How this Omaha Chevy is building a better food system.

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