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A song of ... just ice, actually

This drone footage of an iceberg collapsing is sad, cool

A Canadian teen captures explosive aerial footage of an iceberg collapsing, sets it to dramatic music.


Meet moringa, the (latest) world’s most amazing superfood

This leaf is packed with nutrients, grows in dry tropic climates where people are malnourished, and appeals to affluent health buffs, too.


What climate deniers get wrong on “politically motivated” science

Despite a bipartisan history, climate science continues to be scurrilously attacked by Republicans.

Fruit and the city

Can I eat urban-grown produce without getting poisoned?

A reader wants to know whether fruit grown in public parks and city land ends up contaminated with all the crud in urban soil. Umbra's got the answer.

Climate & Energy

Climate refugees are already finding asylum in Seattle

The Pacific Northwest is a refuge for people fleeing drought, deluge, and monster storms.

Business & Technology

How smart meters are helping California save water

Constant water monitoring can reveal leaky pipes and out people for abusing their sprinkler systems.


California kids may not have to worry about pesticides at school anymore

Pesticide use near school zones isn't just an isolated health risk -- it's been an ongoing environmental justice issue across California.

Kids These Days

American teens have incredibly depressing beliefs about money

A new study from the Journal of Poverty suggests that teens might be reaching new heights of disillusionment.


You probably missed this climate change promise hidden in Clinton’s speech

In an otherwise predictable speech, the Democratic front-runner said she would raise fees on fossil-fuel extraction and leasing.