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Climate & Energy

The U.S. government is the fourth biggest greenhouse gas polluter in the country

Part of the reason the government ranks so high is that it's also a power company.


Bee sperm bank developed to fight colony collapse disorder

Our entire future rests on scientists' ability to collect bee sperm and use it to create the One True Bee. So, basically The Matrix.


Toilet paper wedding dresses are crafty, but hopefully not actually recycled

These TP gowns are perfect for your bridal potty.


Marijuana vending machines are the future of recreational drug use

Endexx Corp.'s Todd Davis wants to make it really easy for you to buy weed.


The one upside of pine beetles: Cool iPhone covers made from trees they killed

After heading off a pine beetle infestation on the 37,000-acre Montana ranch he co-owns, Larry Lipson had thousands of tons of lumber on hand. He decided to make something useful out of it.


Endangered deer gets its head stuck in a Doritos bag

We all know, in the abstract, that leaving trash out in the world can negatively impact wildlife. But here's a specific case that shows how pathetic that impact can be.


Your cute video du jour: Baby ducks rescued from storm drain

Aww. Watch this video of a mama duck getting the attention of some cops, who rescue her ducklings.


Designer turns city fixtures into instant playgrounds

Admit it. You'd have a hard time staying in a bad mood with an invention that turns a light pole into an insta-swing.


The “carbon negative” building block is mostly made from recycled ingredients

Which means that as long as you avoid adding glass, metal, drywall, insulation, or humans, you could have a completely carbon-neutral building!

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