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Climate & Energy

Ted Cruz thinks scientists invented climate change

The Texas senator has some strong beliefs on climate change. They're all wrong.


This video explains America’s love affair with meat

Americans eat nearly twice as much as the average Norwegian and roughly nine times as much as the average Ghanaian.


What’s the best way to get rid of rats?

Umbra counsels a rat-ridden reader to forego the poisons, which tend to harm indiscriminately, and find better ways to remove a rodent.


With lab-grown meat, can we have our animals and eat them too?

Not many scientists are trying to grow meat in the lab, but those who are think it could change the world.

Climate & Energy

Obama’s big climate plan is now final — and it’s even stronger than expected

The EPA will require utilities to make deeper cuts in emissions from power plants, and will incentivize use of renewable energy.

Climate & Energy

What happens when a rainforest burns?

When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn.


The Senate passed a surprisingly good transportation bill

But now for the House ...


One of the brothers in the hit documentary “The Wolfpack” gives a damn about the environment

Naryana Angulo spent practically his entire childhood locked in an apartment. Now he's an environmental activist.

Venisons and daughters

Meat is never simple when it’s the family business

From carnivore to vegetarian to carnivore: Here's the tale of a rancher's daughter.