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Politics

Millennials could make a difference on climate, if they voted

A new poll revealed that young people care about reducing carbon emissions, but they're less likely to get out to the polls to vote.

Climate & Energy

5 things still broken 2 years after Superstorm Sandy

The disastrous hurricane hit two years ago this week. But red tape has made rebuilding painfully slow.

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Climate depression is for real. Just ask a scientist

Climate change takes its toll on the scientists who study it. But maybe those on the front lines can eventually help the rest of us cope.

Food

Should meat be a luxury?

A sustainable meat company wants beef to be a luxury food. But will America buy it?

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John Oliver’s takedown of the sugar industry is pretty sweet

The Last Week Tonight host slams Big Sugar just in time for Halloween.

Living

Is it better to crank up the thermostat or buy a space heater?

A reader wants to stay warm without wasting energy. Umbra turns up the heat.

Living

11 scary movies that are secretly about the environment

We are seriously ready to get our spook on, so here are some scary movies you probably didn't realize are actually about the environment.

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In Yolo County, YOLO apparently means stealing hives of angry bees

This buzzworthy new trend in food crime is taking hold in California.

Living

Scientists can now see fracker’s “fingerprints” all over polluted water

Scientists think they have a new tool to prove once and for all whether fracking is responsible for contaminating our water.

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