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Climate & Energy

XKCD has some amazing facts about oceans for you

Randall Munroe, writer of the web comic XKCD, has put out another one of his dizzyingly meticulous infographics, and this one is about the depths of various bodies of water. No, wait, don’t leave, it’s …


Dr. Seuss is the reason the bees are dying

Yeah, you heard me: Dr. Seuss killed the bees. No, wait, stay with me here: See, pesticide kills bees, and, says Mother Jones, a lot of the credit for our widespread use of pesticides may go …

10 foods with more ammonia than pink slime

Ammonia isn't just in pink slime. Here are 10 common foods that have even more of the stuff (including bleu cheese).

Green Home

Watch a robot make a 3D-printed chair out of old refrigerators

Designer Dirk van der Kooij makes cool, modern-looking plastic furniture out of defunct refrigerators and other plastic waste. The plastic is ground up, then squeezed out like soft serve into a computerized pattern.

Chart: The mind-boggling rise in Asian coal consumption

You may have heard that all that coal we’re not using in the U.S. is going to China. (Thanks, Warren Buffett!) At Wonkblog, Brad Plumer has posted a chart about this that will boggle your …


Young people drive 23 percent less, bike 40 percent more than they used to

The kids are all right: Between 2001 and 2009, the average number of miles that young’uns spent tooling around in a car dropped from 10,300 miles per capita to 7,900.

Critical List: It’s been really, really warm; polar bears have a weird disease

A look at the news of the day.

Climate Change

Climate change could give you rabies

If rabid environmental activists don’t get their way, the rest of us might end up rabid too. This year’s drought is leading to a huge jump in rabies rates in stricken states, and climate change …

Scary Food

Oh my god, hot-dog-stuffed-crust pizza, humans are no longer authorized to make food

What is wrong with all of you?