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Business & Technology

Pesticides just got a whole lot smaller. Is that a good thing?

Nanopesticides herald the extreme tinification of agricultural chemicals and could spark a farming revolution. Gulp?

You Gonna Finish That?

Picky eaters — like penguins and my cousin Jables — could starve under climate change

Specialist eaters like chinstrap penguins could face species-ending food shortages, while generalists like gentoo penguins thrive.

Fe Fi Fo Bummer

Future forests to be smaller, less majestic

California's giant trees -- including its showstopping sequoias and redwoods -- are growing smaller under climate pressure.

Living

Pope wants you to stop popping out babies — but don’t even think about using birth control

In the race to catch up to women of the 21st century, the Catholic Church is stuck somewhere around 1912. Cool!

Business & Technology

Villains behind W.Va. toxic spill are back spilling again

Remember the guys who poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians? Their new company has been cited eight times for environmental violations.

Climate & Energy

Climate change could be happening 2,400 feet under Antarctic ice

Scientist drilled half a mile through ancient Antarctic glaciers and found, yup, more evidence of human-caused climate change.

Climate & Energy

Quick, go visit the ocean one last time before it dies

We mess with the oceans so much that we may be due for a marine mass extinction, says a new broad study.

survivor: polyp edition

These reefs actually stand a chance of surviving climate change

So let's not destroy them first.

Fare economy

Don’t call Uber and Lyft “ride-sharing,” says AP

Uber and Lyft don't actually 'share' anything, rides or otherwise. The Associated Press suggests calling them "ride-hailing" or "ride-booking" services instead.