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Interior of refrigerator

This communal fridge is pretty damn amazing

A small town in Spain set up a Solidarity Fridge to keep perfectly good food out of the dumpster.

beaker and test tube in a lab

Monsanto’s coming up with an alternative to GMOs

The spray-on crop defense is temporary and doesn't permanently alter genetic information.

Australia files joke of a climate pledge to the U.N.

Critics call the country's greenhouse gas emission targets laughably weak.

This video about the aging pipeline below the Great Lakes should be this summer’s top horror flick

The company that owns the pipeline is responsible for the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history.

How the universe began and how humanity will drown: A scientist’s to-do list

Climate change and the origins of the universe are top priorities for Antarctic and Southern Ocean researchers for the next decade.

Sunspot science throws wrench in favorite climate denialism claim

A new study shows that sunspot activity has not, in fact, increased in recent decades.

Pollution in China
The Desolation of Smog

China is exporting ozone pollution to the U.S. — which is only fair

A new study suggests that ozone levels on the West Coast aren't dropping, thanks to a new smoggy import.

How subglacial discharge is kind of like blowing all of your money at Chipotle

Seismic vibrations give clues to melting glaciers and your calving bank account. Oh, bother.

Red tide in La Jolla, California
spoiler alert!

A huge, toxic algae bloom is basically eating the West Coast alive

That toxic algae bloom off the West Coast is bigger and badder than we thought -- and its messing with your seafood.