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Science

Should climate scientists give up flying?

Climate scientists curtailing their air travel would only make a tiny dent in carbon emissions, but a new paper argues they should do it anyway.

on the farm

Exclusive: Ages and Ages’ ageless “I See More” Pickathon performance

Watch Portland-based pop-rockers, Ages and Ages, belt out their toe-tapping tune, "I See More," at last year's Pickathon.

Food

Making almonds the drought’s scapegoat? That’s nuts

California's water woes have sent waves of guilt through the ranks of almond-eaters, but the real trouble lies with our antiquated, crazy rules for distributing water.

Living

Why women shouldn’t be afraid of walkin’ after midnight

When we talk about sexual assault, we often talk about scary strangers and dangerous cities.

Cities

L.A. just called. It says go find another dystopia.

Los Angeles has a new master plan that sets ambitious goals for a more sustainable urban future -- and puts the kibosh on grassy lawns.

Climate & Energy

There’s an emerging right-wing divide on climate denial. Here’s what it means (and doesn’t)

Establishment Republicans are moving away from denialism, but they’re not about to start promoting climate solutions.

Business & Technology

These new ride-sharing apps actually involve sharing rides

And they could help you get a date.

Cities

In Chicago, parks are on the upswing

From grand old parks designed by the masters to tiny pocket parks in the barrio, the Windy City is going green.

Babe Alert!

A Thai activist, reformed investment banker, and feminist beer: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week, our roundup of badass women in the news also includes a marine scientist building a coral sperm bank and a Detroit public schools worker.