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Science

We are so good at causing earthquakes that the government is starting to forecast them

Thanks, oil and gas industry.

Climate & Energy

This gorgeous video will remind you what an ugly mess the BP oil spill made

It's been five years since the Deepwater Horizon blowout, and scientists are still looking for all that damn oil.

Living

3 disturbing facts prove sexual harassment is a big freaking deal

Researchers surveyed over 4,000 American women on their experience of sexual harassment in public spaces.

Living

Feral cats are literally eating all of Australia’s wildlife

Cats, not satisfied with ruining Jonathan Franzen's weekend, turn their beady little eyes to the Land Down Under.

Science

Thawing permafrost could be the worst climate threat you haven’t heard of

Permafrost is supposed to stay frozen -- and it turns out it could be seriously bad news for the atmosphere if it doesn't.

Climate & Energy

Shell inches closer to spilling oil all over the Arctic

The Obama administration has given Shell another OK for its plans to drill again off the coast of Alaska, even though spills are expected.

Climate & Energy

Obama makes climate pledge to world, Republicans snipe in background

The president has unveiled his plan for cutting emissions as part of a U.N. deal. Mitch McConnell is just as supportive as you might imagine.

Climate & Energy

Burning coal can help the planet, delusional U.N. board decides

The Green Climate Fund, which is supposed to help developing nations fight and prepare for climate change, can be used to build coal plants.

Climate & Energy

The whole world is breaking the law by ignoring climate change

That's the word from a group of respected lawyers who've just introduced what they're calling the Oslo Principles.

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