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Media coverage creates oil spill amnesia — so don’t read this!

News accounts of eco-disasters give us a false sense that everything is going to be OK. Because we really, really want everything to be OK.


California is (finally) taking steps to regulate its groundwater

Thirsty Californians now need to think twice before they tap that aquifer.

Climate & Energy

Use your dead pet to power the grid. It’s what Miss Toots would have wanted

Pet cemeteries are the new Hummers, enormous animal corpse processors are the new Teslas!

Climate & Energy

The Weather Channel has your forecast for 2050

The Weather Channel joins the IPCC in predicting a chaotic future without climate action. Wear a raincoat.


Beer: a magical mixture of hops, barley, and tiny pieces of plastic

Researchers took a microscope to a bunch of German beer. What they found will ruin your whole day.


This just in: Millennials love organic eggplant, hate Gucci

The nation’s most closely scrutinized generation is basically dumping $20 bills on the front steps of Whole Foods with a wheelbarrow.


Get paid to make your commute awesome

Got an idea for how to make the daily trek less awful? This contest could make your dream come true.

Business & Technology

Google trend watch: The indoors are the new outdoors

Google brings backpacking indoors with a very sexy and subtle new virtual mapping device!

Brain Freeze

These ice cream makers aren’t down with vanilla’s brand new invention

Companies like Häagen-Dazs and Straus Family Creamery won't be using vanilla made via synthetic biology.

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