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Don’t look now, but there’s an orgy in your garden

A recent study proposes that the Anthropocene epoch has actually brought about a kind of sexual revolution among plants.

Climate & Energy

Poll: Californians are more worried about climate change because drought

As the state's water shortage deepens, its residents get more serious about responding to climate change.

Climate & Energy

Terrifying map shows depths of hell that is western U.S.

A tool from Climate Central lets you see whether your backyard is currently engulfed in flames.

Climate & Energy

Portland activists force Shell to turn around

Protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge stall plans for Arctic drilling.

Climate & Energy

Hillary Clinton takes my advice on dealing with climate science deniers

How do you beat the deniers? Attack, mock, and embarrass them, and Clinton is now doing just that.

Avian flu is hammering hens — should poultry farmers get a bailout?

Egg farmers are asking for help to recover from a disease outbreak. Would a bailout fix the problem or make it worse?


Two-day shipping: Free to you, but how costly to the planet?

The journey your package takes doesn't have to be a guilt(y) trip. But the faster you want it, the more likely you'll be doing some damage, green-ly speaking.


Just how big can bug-ranching grow?

Today, growing insects for food is a fringe phenomenon. And unless we can figure out ways to bring down the price of edible bugs, it may stay that way.


After all our crushin’, we’re crushed out

While you -- and we -- are likely very sad to see Madeleine and our weekly dose of girl crushin' go, fear not!