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Climate change is melting Arctic archaeological sites

The Canadian Arctic is losing centuries-old, perfectly preserved Inuit villages as permafrost melts and coast erodes.

Jerry Brown throws down

California sets fancy new climate goal, makes other states look bad

Gov. Jerry Brown declares his state will cut emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Even Europe can't beat that.

Science

The future looks a lot hotter and wetter, says science

No duh, says us.

Politics

Hillary can’t believe we’re still fighting over this whole reproductive rights thing, either

It's 2015, some morons are still conflating reproductive healthcare with baby-killing sprees, and Hillary Clinton's fed up -- as are we all.

bee minus

Bees are addicted to pesticide-laden junk food, too

It turns out bees may prefer nectar when it's laced with common pesticides, says a new study.

Science

We are so good at causing earthquakes that the government is starting to forecast them

Thanks, oil and gas industry.

Climate & Energy

This gorgeous video will remind you what an ugly mess the BP oil spill made

It's been five years since the Deepwater Horizon blowout, and scientists are still looking for all that damn oil.

Living

3 disturbing facts prove sexual harassment is a big freaking deal

Researchers surveyed over 4,000 American women on their experience of sexual harassment in public spaces.

Living

Feral cats are literally eating all of Australia’s wildlife

Cats, not satisfied with ruining Jonathan Franzen's weekend, turn their beady little eyes to the Land Down Under.