Living

The Chemical Bothers

Republicans in Congress passed a law giving EPA more power

Now the agency can start to regulate some 64,000 chemicals that are already in use.

Just Chill

Today’s headlines, brought to you from the future

The extreme heatwave in the Southwest is just the beginning.

Jerkstorm alert

The weather is throwing thunderstorm tantrums

Yet another reason that coal dust is not your friend.

Climate & Energy

Climate denier tries to expose scientists, fails miserably

Facts are hard.

Justice

L.A. heatwave could mean more pollution for communities of color

Three generating stations have been approved to burn diesel as power demand spikes this summer.

Nary a Drop to Drink

When I travel, is bottled water the best option?

A reader getting ready to live abroad wonders how to find potable water. Advice maven Umbra Fisk says the power is in his hands.

shock & thaw

Is this giant chasm in Siberia a portal to the underworld? You decide!

The "door to the underworld" is what happens when permafrost in Siberia thaws dramatically.

Justice

Fight over Grand Canyon pits Native Americans against John McCain

What’s the Grand Old Party got against the Grand Canyon?

Cities

Fancy streetlights save a lot of energy but steal your sleep

LED streetlights sound like a great idea. But there's a hitch.