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Climate & Energy

Your electric vehicle might not be as green as you think it is

If you get your power from coal, an EV actually causes more environmental and health damage than a gas-powered car. But as we shift to cleaner energy, EVs make more sense.

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Make lovely smelling muscle rub for the athlete in your life

On the sixth day of DIY Christmas, whip up a batch of homemade muscle rub.

Politics

The very first thing the new Republican Senate will do is try to push through Keystone

Mitch McConnell, incoming Senate majority leader, just can’t wait to get his colleagues to vote “yes” on the controversial tar-sands pipeline.

Politics

Psst, Congress, you have a little food stuck in your Cromnibus

From school lunches to GMOs to cow farts, the effort to fund the federal government came with more than its share of food-related compromises and regulatory trimming.

Climate & Energy

Most Americans are clueless about how climate change will affect their health

Allergies? Yes. Asthma? Yes. Ebola? No, no, no.

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London’s garden bridge might be even better than NYC’s High Line

The recently approved plans for the bridge have it all, including a community garden and Titanic-inspired outlooks over the water.

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How to keep your true love’s headphones from ever getting tangled again

On the fifth day of DIY Christmas, I never had to untangle my headphones again.

Business & Technology

Remembering the genius who got BPA out of your water bottles, and so much more

RIP Theo Colborn, a scientist who alerted us to the issue of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Business & Technology

Watch these experts use design to push renewable energy forward

Watch a discussion about the intersection of design and renewable energy.

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