Congress takes a big hit of hemp-farm legalization

A bill introduced in the U.S. House this week would legalize the farming of industrial hemp, and a Senate bill will soon follow.


Outgoing energy secretary denies lurid allegations from prominent news outlet

Steven Chu was forced to rebut allegations of an extramarital affair on Facebook.

Business & Technology

Oil companies aren’t happy that the government is making them fix defective offshore rig parts

Sniffle sniffle.


Biggest cities with biggest transit systems still face biggest congestion

Cities have the most of everything, from car traffic to sweet public bus rides.


Fish DNA database aims to fight seafood fraud and promote conservation

DNA testing is the only way to fight seafood fraud -- but can it be made to help consumers and not just scientists?

Climate & Energy

Another climate poll demonstrates that climate polls are stupid

You should only read this because you like being mad about things.

Climate & Energy

Let’s name all of the ocean water that will someday flood us after Reagan

That's Rep. Darrell Issa's idea, and it's a fun one.

Climate & Energy

We answer your questions about the coming East Coast blizzard

Or, we try, anyway. And yes, The Weather Channel has actually named the storm "Nemo."


Marco Rubio keeps digging deeper on climate denial

In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Rubio compiles a greatest-hits list of nonsense and inaccuracy.

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