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buttload of butternuts

The best recipes for your endless supply of butternut squash

Butternut squash doesn't have to be dressed with warm spices and sage -- here's how to stay excited about our favorite winter squash, starting with a bright salad recipe.

Food

We could talk about the environmental impact of toast, or we could not hate life

For the love of gluten: Leave toast alone.

Business & Technology

Now your smartphone can be fair trade, too

This new startup wants to sell you a conflict-minerals-free cellphone.

Immaculate Contraception

Our favorite Pope still needs to address one major issue

When it comes to women, and the control that they can have over their own bodies, the Church still has a long way to go.

Climate & Energy

This graphic novelist tells the true story of climate change

French author Philippe Squarzoni takes you on his quest to understand global warming.

Climate & Energy

Sorry, California — winter isn’t going to fix your drought

California's drought is not expected to improve over the winter, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A RAILROAD GROWS IN QUEENS

An old railroad in Queens could become the coolest park in NYC

The only thing holding up the project: that little matter of the price tag.

Climate & Energy

Watch Neil Young and Stephen Colbert battle over the Earth — through song

The earth-loving rock legend performs his single about saving the environment with Stephen Colbert, who adds a few new lyrics.

Living

Which water cooler is coolest?

A reader wonders which is more energy efficient, bottle-fed water coolers or the newfangled point-of-use kind. Umbra distills the answers.

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