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Climate Change

Old photographs found in basement help scientists unravel warming patterns

While cleaning out a basement at the National Survey and Cadastre of Denmark, researchers found a box full of glass photo plates from a 1930s expedition …

Sustainable Farming

Tyrion Lannister loves farm animals

Tyrion Lannister is my favorite character in Game of Thrones (both the HBO series and the book series, which I refuse to call by its …

Animals

Stray dog follows bikes for 1,000 miles (and beats most of the cyclists)

This adorable terrier-looking pup was hanging around a group of cyclists when they took a break, so one of them gave her chicken. Well, you …

Climate & Energy

Report: Corporations are big fat hypocrites about climate change

Corporations are officially people now, and like people, sometimes corporations will loudly say that they believe one thing while their actions reveal another preference entirely. …

Critical List: Obama EPA goes easier on oil producers than Bush EPA; NYC could ban large sodas

The Bush EPA was tougher on oil and gas producers than the Obama EPA — enforcement actions are at their lowest level in years. New …

Climate Change

North Carolina tries to outlaw sea-level rise

North Carolina is no stranger to the "if you dislike it then you should have made a law against it" model of legislation, but this is extreme: A new bill would rule that scientists are not allowed to accurately predict sea-level rise.

Climate & Energy

What does 56 years of tornado data look like? AWESOME

Here’s 56 years’ worth of tornado tracking data, which makes the eastern half of the U.S. look like it’s exploding in a shower of welding …

Animals

David Attenborough narrates video of a tortoise humping a shoe

You may remember the internet going mildly crazy for this video of a tortoise with sexual identity issues. (Not his identity, just the identity of …

Green Home

This guy’s apartment is the size of a closet

Check out a 78-square-foot Manhattan apartment -- just enough space to park a Mini Cooper, or to live a happy urban existence.