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Cities

3 more reasons Seattle is stuck in a fustercluck

Seattle's ongoing transportation fiasco could not be contained in a single post.

Politics

Jeb Bush is no moderate and he won’t fight climate change

Don’t be fooled by the pundits who claim he’s different from the rest of the Republican field.

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Tired of the climate change guilt? Blame this lil’ guy instead

Anthropogenic guilt complex, meet your new best friend: rodentogenic climate change.

Living

Walking is so hard insurance companies will pay us to do it now

OK, the intentions are good. But really, America?

Food

How to make latkes for Hanukkah, the most energy-efficient holiday of all

We explain how the story of Hanukkah is an analogy for a new age of energy efficiency -- and how to celebrate by frying up some seasonal vegetables!

Climate & Energy

Washington governor proposes big, bold climate plan

Jay Inslee wants to create a cap-and-trade program for the state's biggest polluters and use the money raised to fund transportation, education, and more.

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Keep your true love’s lips soft this winter with DIY lip balm

On the seventh day of DIY Christmas, chapped lips were no more.

Living

Are my faux fingernails full of toxins?

A reader frets that her nail wraps might make her sick. Umbra goes in search of the manicure.

Climate & Energy

Cuomo bans fracking in NY and questions climate science all in one day

The governor said the public health risks from fracking were too big -- and then he said talking about climate science is "political."

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