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Cities

When did letting your kids walk home alone become a crime?

A couple in Silver Spring, Md., let their kids walk home form the park unchaperoned. Their reward was a visit from Child Services.

SOTU Redux

Republicans edit climate-denial mockery out of Obama’s State of the Union

Obama poked the GOP for their overused "I'm not a scientist" dodge. Seems they didn't like it one bit.

Climate & Energy

Fracktivists fight liquefied natural gas terminal near NYC

New York’s famously dedicated anti-fracking activists are pushing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to veto an LNG import project.

SOTU, Brute?

Obama to Republicans: So long, and thanks for nothing

The State of the Union address marked the end of Obama's dreams of bipartisanship. The fight against climate change will benefit.

Living

M. Sanjayan is hosting a new nature series on … humans?

Want to save the natural world? Get your hands dirty, says this conservation scientist.

Living

Outfit so last year? Compost it

Eco-clothing brand Freitag wants you to feed your plants with its pants.

Fe Fi Fo Bummer

Future forests to be smaller, less majestic

California's giant trees -- including its showstopping sequoias and redwoods -- are growing smaller under climate pressure.

Politics

Obama: Climate change is a huge threat to future generations

In his State of the Union address, the president dismissed climate deniers and warned Republicans not to block his efforts to take action.

Living

Pope wants you to stop popping out babies — but don’t even think about using birth control

In the race to catch up to women of the 21st century, the Catholic Church is stuck somewhere around 1912. Cool!