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Spring is here! What should I do with the brush I clear?

Advice maven Umbra Fisk digs up some suggestions for a homeowner wondering how to clear his yard with a clear conscience.

Business & Technology

More cheating automakers? Mitsubishi and Fiat are now in hot water, too.

Looks like VW isn't the only car manufacturer with a truthiness problem.

Climate & Energy

8 ways humans were recording the climate before it was hot

From freezing ponds to migrating wildlife, ancient records can tell us a lot about our changing climate.


What’s a GMO? Apparently not these magic mushrooms.

A recent ruling could help usher in new crops built to resist insects, disease, and drought.

Climate & Energy

How to convince the climate slacker to get serious

This is the best advice we’ve seen yet on how to talk to people about climate change.


What’s in the new McNugget? No one will tell me.

McDonald’s has debuted a “cleaner,” “simpler” nugget. What makes it so? It’s a secret, apparently.

Climate & Energy

Why China (really) is losing its appetite for coal

It's not just the economy, stupid.


Climate denier Cruz taps token believer Fiorina as running mate

Cruz hopes for a campaign miracle by bringing on a failed politician.

Climate & Energy

India’s worst drought in 50 years is shutting down farms, hospitals, and schools

The number of people currently affected by drought in India is greater than the entire U.S. population.

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