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Climate & Energy

Why are federal dollars financing this thirsty crop in Arizona?

The federal government is propping up cotton farming during the West's water crisis.


Get me off this planet, because we have climate change zombies now

Thanks to decades of ice melt caused by climate change, lost artifacts are now popping up all over the place.

Climate & Energy

The Santa Barbara oil spill is already killing a lot of animals

The waters off Santa Barbara carry a mosaic of unusual species, all of which are at risk of being damaged by the oil spill.

Climate & Energy

What do we do with all these dead coal-fired power plants?

About 13 gigawatts worth of coal plants will close this year. What should we do with these old things?


EPA’s new rules on river pollution outrage the usual suspects

The agency reasserts its authority to regulate rivers in the wake of court decisions that reined in its powers. This rankles some politicians.

High Water Colors

How one N.Y. museum is already prepping for the next big flood

The new Whitney Museum on the Hudson offers a glimpse of architecture's future: It's built like a bunker to ride out assault by a warmer global climate.

Tears of soy

Amy’s Kitchen moves to fast food

Will Americans go for vegan, gluten-free fast food?


Why are all the badass women getting left out of the Mad Max video game?

Oh, another video game where the women are just passive, anatomically impossible sex objects? Yawn.


A Seattle high school is taking birth control access to the next level

Now, it’s easier for a Chief Sealth student to get an IUD than it is to get a Coke.