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Living

Earth Day is dead. Long live the soul of Earth Day

The organizers of the original Earth Day set out to unite progressive causes. Can the climate movement succeed where Earth Day failed?

Science

Meet the scientists making new climate discoveries (and fudge) at the South Pole

T.J. Fudge (yes, he makes a mean fudge) and the other researchers are looking at ice cores at the South Pole, for new clues about regional climate change.

Living

3 delicious cocktails to help you drink away Earth Day

We’re here to help you celebrate Earth Day in a way that is actually fun and acknowledges the current state of Earth-affairs: With climate-change cocktails.

Babe Alert!

Earth Day doesn’t suck this year, thanks to Woman Crush Wednesday

This week's roundup comes alongside two green holidays, depending on what (or how) you like to celebrate.

star gazing

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “StarTalk” puts science in the late-night spotlight

Maybe -- just maybe! -- Nat Geo's StarTalk will teach us that the best way to make people take science seriously is to find a way to laugh at it.

the Bear Bones Approach

Watch John Oliver introduce our obscene new Earth Day mascot

John Oliver proposes a new mascot for Earth Day we can all get behind: Marshmallow, the polar bear with a broken penis.

Food

These charts show why corn is king

Check out our infographic on corn and subsidies.

Living

How can I tell if a business is really “green”?

A reader wonders how to suss out a business's eco-cred. Umbra offers a few conversation starters.

Dudes Ex Machina

“Ex Machina” takes on nature vs. nurture — with robo-babes

Ex Machina, the new film written and directed by Alex Garland, explores -- quite sordidly at times -- what "power" really means.

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