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Trees are fed up with our carbon, refuse to grow faster

A new study shows that extra CO2 in the atmosphere isn't speeding up rainforest tree growth. Uh oh?

More women are choosing more effective birth control — here’s why it matters

What a wacky idea -- remove barriers to birth control, and women will choose safe, effective methods of contraception!

Frackers can now frack faster on some public lands

A big defense bill that passed last week contained a little provision that will speed up permitting for fracking projects on BLM land.

Are you dumb if you buy a Prius when gas prices are this low? Um, no

And speaking of low gas prices, this is the perfect time for governments to start pricing carbon.

Climate deniers don’t deserve to be called “skeptics,” scientists say

Bill Nye and other scientists are calling on the media to stop conflating the terms.

Here’s all the plastic in the ocean, measured in whales

Sorry about that, sea life.

A BP spill’s worth of methane is leaking from the ocean off of Washington every year

And as ocean temperatures climb, we could see even larger releases of deep-sea methane from the region, a bummer of a new study finds.

Behold the nightmare Manhattan would become if everyone commuted by car

Without public transit, New York would have to build nearly 50 multi-lane bridges to accommodate its commuters. Yikes.

Methane is leaking out all over the damn place, thanks to the oil and gas industry

Two new studies tell us more about leaks of this potent greenhouse gas.