Many residents of this California town don’t have enough water to shower or flush the toilet

Welcome to East Porterville, also known as "ground zero" of the drought.

Business & Technology

Why you should fix your iPhone instead of buying a new one

Planned obsolescence is out of control.

McDonald’s announces move to cage-free eggs

The fast food chain's eggs will now come from giant barns without cages, instead of giant barns with cages.

This ex-Black Panther started an urban farm to create jobs for ex-inmates

Elaine Brown brings jobs to former prison inmates and fresh produce to West Oakland.

Climate & Energy

Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything” to hit movie theaters

The bestselling book has now been made into a documentary. Watch the trailer.


Massachusetts has a bunch of new roadside solar panels. Too bad they’re so ugly

The state wants to power 240,000 homes with solar power by 2020.

Male frogs are turning female, and it’s your lawn’s fault

Don't expect a prince next time you kiss a frog. Weird things are afoot in suburban ponds.


What’s the best way to heat things up at home?

We’re talking about water molecules, of course. Umbra gets into hot water.

Evil corporate henchman attacks Chipotle

An ad from a shady PR guy claims your favorite burritos will make you fat.