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Which tiny house personality are YOU?!

There's no better way to make a major life change than with the world’s most reliable decision-making tool: ONLINE QUIZ!!!

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Seattle doesn’t want Shell’s stinkin’ Arctic drilling fleet

Residents of the notoriously green city are fighting the oil giant's plans to dock its Arctic drilling fleet at the local port.

Living

“Gossip Girl” babe will star in new show about North Dakota’s dirty oil boom

Chace Crawford will star as Billy, a "handsome and ambitious born hustler" making his way in fracking country.

Food

This rusty steelworks is about to become a kaleworks

A Newark factory will become a gigantic indoor farm in the latest large-scale effort to test the concept of vertical agriculture.

Climate & Energy

All oil is bad, but some is worse. Here’s the difference.

There’s at least an 80 percent difference in CO2 emissions between the dirtiest tar-sands oil and the least-dirty non-tar-sands variety.

ON THE FARM

Exclusive: Let The Black Lillies brighten up your week

Watch and enjoy The Black Lillies' performance of "Annabelle" at last year’s Pickathon.

Living

Can I recycle all these plastic food wrappers?

A reader wonders what to do with the plastic his food comes wrapped in. Umbra says he's bin doing it all wrong.

Living

Karl Ove Knausgaard is just as depressed by empty American consumerism as you are!

In the most recent installment of this series, Knausgaard briefly and grimly decries colonialism -- with some degrowth undertones.

Science

This chafing ice sheet is making us really uncomfortable

A new model of the West Antarctic ice sheet shows friction's role in keeping the giant slab from collapsing.