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Climate & Energy

What it’s like to have 30 oil & gas wells as neighbors

If you're driving through the tightly packed residential neighborhood in south central L.A., you're liable to miss the whole operation.

Cities

All that light pollution is wasting energy AND making you sick

Our addiction to electricity is giving everyone jet lag.

Climate & Energy

New climate time machine is not a DeLorean, but it’s almost as cool

The new software gives researchers a look at storms of the past. It also eliminates the danger of traveling back in time and accidentally kissing your mom.

FRACK PARTY

This fracking protest is more like Bonnaroo than Occupy

Who wouldn't want to get down to Britney Spears' "Toxic" at a fracking protest?

Overprotective Dads

Yes, this father and daughter started a condom company

When it comes to the sustainability of a condom, who's buying it might matter more than how it's made.

Climate & Energy

Big insurance won’t prep or pay for climate change, fails to see irony

You'd think insurance firms have a strong financial incentive to get ahead of climate change-induced trouble. Think again, says a new report.

fishstarter

This is what happens when you crowdfund an awesome marine park

Is this marine protected area the Potato Salad of crowdfunded conservation or the future of national parks?

Food

Food giants Cargill and General Mills believe in climate change. Will they defend themselves from it?

The ag heavyweights are coming to grips with the reality of global warming. But they're not ready to put their political dollars to work.

Living

What’s better, synthetic or standard motor oil?

A reader wonders which lube he should use in his new car. Umbra has answers in a jiffy.

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