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This leopard would win at hide and seek every time

Some animals just think they're good at a camouflage. This leopard actually is.

Living

Snow made from sewage looks like someone peed on it

It wasn't supposed to be this way.

Climate & Energy

North Frackota’s population boom means more young men — and more problems

Thanks to the fracking boom, the ratio of men to women tops 3 to 2 in some places of North Dakota -- and harassment and assault are on the rise.

Living

Grist comic wins population prize; babies still happening

The Population Institute honors our illustrated feature "7 Billion, Unpacked."

Living

Americans like nature so much they spend more on outdoor recreation than on gas

An outdoors industry association says that we spend about $646 billion dollars every year on apparel, equipment, accessories, food, transportation, lodging and so forth.

Climate & Energy

Court: Polar bear habitat that interferes with oil drilling has to go

Because bears are cute, but money is cuter.

Climate & Energy

The 32 most alarming charts from the government’s climate change report

The government’s new climate-change report is loaded with charts that outline the heat waves, droughts, and floods that will become the new normal where you live. Here are the 32 scariest.

Living

California enjoys and/or suffers from a historic baby bust

The Golden State's birthrate has dropped to 1.94 and economists are freaking out.

Climate & Energy

Beijing air pollution goes off the charts as electricity use climbs

The thick yellow air over China's capital city bodes poorly for life in its still-hot economy.