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Climate & Energy

Texas official ignores voters’ ban on fracking

Days after Denton passed its fracking ban, Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick said she'd keep giving oil companies permits to drill.

The Dead Sea

Dead zones are coming for your rivers, lakes, and oceans

A new study found that climate change is increasing the chance of dead zones worldwide. Oh great.

Climate & Energy

Could this rock save the planet?

Olivine may be kryptonite for climate change, but it fights CO2 as only a mineral can -- incredibly slowly.

PEDAL POWER

If you build bike paths, cyclists will come

New study shows Minneapolis bicycle freeway system equals more bike commuters, less obesity.

House Warming

Here are the worst places to live in the U.S., and climate change isn’t helping

The Weather Channel found 50 places you SHOULD NOT move, based on natural disasters and climate change. Here's a sampling.

WHOLE HOG

Giant hog farms are making people sick. Here’s why it’s a civil rights issue.

Communities of color in North Carolina have to endure bronchitis, asthma, and even high blood pressure caused by massive pools of pig poo. Ick.

Climate & Energy

Get ready for another extremely cold winter starting NOW

We'd joke that winter is coming, but our tongues are stuck to a light pole.

Politics

Holy sh*t, a town in Texas just banned fracking

Eight fracking bans went to voters during these elections. Half of them won, including one in the Lone Star State.

Climate & Energy

Tar-sands industry loses $17.1 billion thanks to public opposition

A new report spells out the financial costs of the public opposition to tar-sands development.

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