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Why Alabama is doing baby back ribs right

How this Birmingham BBQ joint is building a better food system

Climate & Energy

Could a copy-editing error undermine Obama’s climate rule?

A federal appeals court recently took a red pen to the Affordable Care Act. The president’s signature environmental achievement could be next. But don't panic yet.

Climate & Energy

One woman’s odyssey to find Michigan’s anti-fracking movement

The fight over fracking has arrived more slowly in Michigan than in states like Pennsylvania and New York. But it's heating up.

Peak Potential

Grow your own California mountain. Just add drought

Turns out extreme drought can move mountains, too.

Climate & Energy

Are you there, God? It’s me, climate scientist

Scientists use handwritten letters to share their sad, sad feelings about climate change.

Business & Technology

How a Koch brother is combating climate change at a coal mine

What do Bill Koch, the Aspen Skiing Company, and environmentalists all have in common? We visited a coal mine in Colorado to find out.


Vegas tops the list of the country’s worst heat islands

On a real scorcher of a day, the mercury downtown can roar 24 degrees above the temps in the surrounding desert. Other cities are feeling the heat, too.


Dear Blue Apron, you’re just making it worse

Pre-measured ingredients for cook-at-home meals could be a fantastic idea. But if you want to recycle all that packaging, you might need an advanced degree.

Climate & Energy

EPA, community activists put toxic oil refineries in a headlock

Thanks to a lawsuit brought by environmental justice activists, the feds are about to crack down on the chemical stew these plants dump into the air.

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