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giving it up

How to get rid of everything you own without leaving the house

Overrated: possessions and a bathroom sink. Just as advertised: Grist and legal weed.

Climate & Energy

Even Australia is joining the climate fight

Climate supervillain Australia just pulled a Magneto.

Climate & Energy

Climate deniers don’t deserve to be called “skeptics,” scientists say

Bill Nye and other scientists are calling on the media to stop conflating the terms.

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.

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