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Climate & Energy

Obama tweets it up on climate change and Arctic drilling

Obama's first significant act as @POTUS was to hold a chat on climate change.


Soda taxes bubbling up all over

Doctors support the idea of taxing sugary beverages, and the state budget could use the money, too.


Conservationists are putting backpacks on owls — and it is so damn cute

This is about as adorable as it gets, folks.

Climate & Energy

The climate movement doesn’t need conservatives

An environmentalist calling for the climate movement to incorporate conservatives is like a fundamentalist pastor calling for the anti–gay marriage movement to incorporate liberals.


This little clinic is tackling the big problem of rural teen pregnancy

Organizations like Room One are invaluable to the women and girls they serve, but they’re too few and far between.


Which hardware store is the greenest?

A reader wonders where to get sustainable home-improvement supplies. Umbra is the helpful hardware ham.

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Study says street harassment is everywhere, still sucks

Hollaback! and Cornell University have just published the results of the largest international study of street harassment to date.

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.