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Throwing shade

Mardi Gras beads make a much bigger mess than you’d imagine

The trinkets leave a toxic trail from the Middle East to China to New Orleans. Here's how we could make Mardi Gras beads better.

States are trying to bring science denial to the classroom

Bills in three states may launch an open season on facts.

Sic transit gloria

Transit ridership is slipping in some big cities.

Why the heck are fewer people taking transit?

exhausted

Nearly 8,000 U.S. public schools are plagued by toxic air

Across the country, kids attend schools so close to busy roads that traffic exhaust poses a health risk.

fowl play

The Great Backyard Bird Count is losing feathers due to climate change.

This treasured American pastime has opened a climatic can of worms.

Pipe dream

Elon Musk has started digging a tunnel under Los Angeles.

The founder of Tesla and SpaceX thinks he can cure Los Angeles of traffic congestion.

Sell-by dates are expiring.

The information on food packaging is about to get simpler.

Louisville is beating urban heat with the help of local faith communities

Some call it environmentalism, some call it creation care.

Action Jackson

Paris Jackson gave the #NoDAPL movement a shout-out at the Grammys.

The daughter of the late Michael Jackson encouraged people to speak out against the Dakota Access Pipeline.