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Science

This is likely when people started eating chicken

People have kept chickens for cockfighting for thousands of years. Eating them is a different story.

Science

Big trouble ahead for ocean’s tiny microbes

A new study shows that ocean acidification could drastically impact the world's phytoplankton populations.

Food

John Oliver wants America to clean its plate

The Last Week Tonight host says we have an embarrassing food waste problem.

Climate & Energy

Coal company demonstrates impressive feats of climate denial

A document by Peabody Energy argues that “there are no demonstrated foreseeable effects of any GHG emissions.”

spoiler alert!

Thirsty birds are dying all over California — thanks, climate change

The birders in your life may not take this news well.

Science

Polar bears don’t hibernate, so screw polar bears

Scientists suspected that the big white beasts entered a kind of walking hibernation during the summer, when food is scarce. They were wrong.

Climate & Energy

Big Coal is freaking out over this latest Obama move

Mountaintop-removal miners have a long tradition of polluting and burying streams. New rules would make them clean up their act a little.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is making wildfires worse and wildfires are making climate change worse

That's the bummer conclusion of a new study.

Business & Technology

Who’s going to pay these companies to suck CO2 out of the air?

Carbon capture and sequestration technology is advancing, but startups aren't getting much love from the government.