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Climate & Energy

Will the ‘Dark Lord of Coal Country’ finally be brought to justice?

If federal prosecutors have their way, Don Blankenship will get his day in court for the string of misdeeds that lead to a deadly mine explosion. He apparently has other plans.

Living

VICE takes on climate change, and guess what — it’s pretty bleak!

A lot of the first episode is pretty standard Climate Change 101, but it's worth watching for some infuriating and heartbreaking moments.

Drag racing

Homobiles, SF’s queer ride service, is the anti-Uber

It might not be the future, but a pay-what-you-can car service for the LGBTQ crowd does show what a real community-based ride service looks like.

Living

Here’s one more thing that Uber has ruined for everyone

But who hasn't gotten a little bit handsy in the back of an Uber before?

Food

Watch Ohio trade awful chili for awesome creameries and kimchi

Get great gardening tips and recipes for tandoori chicken wings and fermented salsa.

Cities

Los Angeles kids finally get a breath of fresh air

L.A. air pollution is down, and L.A. kids' lung capacity is up. Fancy that!

Living

Sometimes we are all this octopus climbing up the walls

Watch this intrepid mollusk make a break for it at the Seattle Aquarium. Hang in there, you tentacled monster from the deep!

Living

Do I need to flush every time?

A reader's spouse is upset by the "if it's yellow, let it mellow" policy. Umbra says hold it right there.

Business & Technology

The secret history of the taxi wars

The regulation fights didn't start with Uber. Meet the movers and shakers of the last 100-plus years.

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