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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.

Raves and Graves

Would you rather swim in a river of ammonium or MDMA?

Fracking sites in Pennsylvania or rave rivers in Taiwan -- the choice is yours, river-dweller!

Climate & Energy

West Virginia will let schools teach the truth about climate change after all

Last month, West Virginia decided to teach its students to doubt the overwhelming consensus on global warming. Now it's changed course.

global worming

Climate change could put gross worms in your clams

Oops, too late.

may the eyes have it!

The Senate will vote to decide if climate change is real

Other things Senate to vote on the existence of: time, the moon, vegetables, Jean Claude Van Damme.

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