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Living

Patricia Arquette had a great Oscar speech — and then something went wrong

In a post-ceremony press conference, Arquette said a couple of things that were markedly less clap-worthy.

Aw, shucks

This map shows where your state’s oysters are in trouble

A new study pinpoints when ocean acidification will become a big problem near you.

Climate & Energy

Climate-denying scientist got piles of money from fossil fuel interests

Willie Soon, a favorite among climate deniers, describes his research as "deliverables" in correspondence with his dirty funders.

Food

Russian outfit plans to spend $25 million to secretly study GMOs

The world could use more studies of GMO crops and health. But if they're going to make any headway, they'll need to be a lot more open.

Living

Is there such a thing as a green snowblower?

A reader needs help clearing her driveway. Umbra digs deep for an answer.

Climate & Energy

Balmy or blizzards? U.S. coasts are experiencing opposite winters

The recent bout of winter weather has painted the middle of the country and the East Coast in white, while the West has been downright hot.

Climate & Energy

Here’s why climate advocates should love Obama’s community college plan

Community colleges are training students for green jobs, creating living laboratories for sustainability, and serving as safe havens during disasters.

Business & Technology

Scientists want to turn your old sandwich into an indestructible wonder material

Your food waste could be used to make tougher solar panels, better batteries, sustainable condoms, and more.

Climate & Energy

We just had a very hot January

The warmth that led 2014 to become the hottest year on record has continued into 2015.