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The 4 Excuses People Use to Justify Eating Meat

There are plenty of reasons to stop eating meat: Fears over growing numbers of terrifying superbugs that have sprung out of our antibiotic-ridden meat supply, objections to the horrifying conditions factory-farmed animals are subjected...Show More Summary

17 Years After Viagra, the Female Viagra May Finally Be Here

A contentious effort to introduce a sex-drive drug for women may be nearing a climax. After rejecting "the pink Viagra" (AKA flibanserin) twice in the past five years, a Federal Drug Administration advisory committee voted today that...Show More Summary

EPA: Fracking Doesn't Pose "Widespread, Systemic" Danger to Drinking Water

The Environmental Protection Agency today released a long-awaited draft report on the impact of fracking on drinking water supplies. The analysis, which drew on peer-reviewed studies as well as state and federal databases, found that...Show More Summary

Well, Well, Well, Look Who Just Endorsed a Bold Fix For Climate Change

Oil companies are pretty much the last ally you'd think of when it comes to advancing big-picture solutions to climate change. These are the companies, after all, whose product is responsible for causing a significant amount of climate...Show More Summary

San Francisco Moves to Require Health Warnings on Soda Ads

Sugar has invaded just about every part of our diet (Americans consume an estimated five times the amount of added sugar recommended by the World Health Organization), and it's making us sick. Too much added sugar can lead to heart disease...Show More Summary

Obama's Plan to Save the Monarch Butterflies' Epic Migration

Earlier this week, amid negotiating major trade deals and joining Twitter, Obama put forth a major infrastructure project: a highway for monarch butterflies. That's right, monarch butterflies. The pollinators are crucial to the health of our ecosystems but, like bees, their populations have seen startling drops. Show More Summary

School Lunches Just Got Way Better in These Six Cities (and It's Not the Food)

School lunches may be healthier than when you were a kid, but the wasteful and polluting materials that cafeterias serve them on have actually gotten worse. In an effort to save on labor and equipment costs, many schools switched from washable trays to disposable foam ones over the past couple of decades. Show More Summary

The 85-Year-Old Nun Who Went to Prison for Embarrassing the Feds Is Finally Free

Sister Megan Rice, the 85-year-old activist nun who two years ago humiliated government officials by penetrating and vandalizing a supposedly ultra-high-security uranium storage facility, has finally been released from prison. A federal...Show More Summary

Kayaktavists Take Over Seattle's Port to Protest Shell Oil's Arctic Drilling Rig

Seattleites took a dramatic stand, er paddle, against Arctic oil drilling on Saturday afternoon. Against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest city's skyline, around 200 activists, local Native Americans, and concerned citizens tookShow More Summary

This Likely GOP Presidential Candidate Actually Believes in Global Warming

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination, thinks climate change is real and caused—at least in part—by human activity, according to MSNBC. Christie said he believes there's "noShow More Summary

Obama OKs Shell's Plan to Drill for Oil in the Arctic

Royal Dutch Shell cleared a major hurdle this afternoon when the Obama administration announced conditional approval for the company's application to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's North Slope. The decision came afterShow More Summary

After a Mother Jones Investigation, Starbucks Says It Will Stop Bottling Water in California

On the heels of a Mother Jones investigation earlier this week that found that Starbucks sources its bottled water from a spring in the heart of California's drought country, Starbucks announced yesterday that it will phase out use of its California bottling plant for Ethos Water over the next six months. Show More Summary

These Scientists Just Lost Their Lives in the Arctic. They Were Heroes.

Early last month, veteran polar explorers and scientists Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo set out on skis from Resolute Bay, a remote outpost in the patchwork of islands between Canada and Greenland. Their destination was BathurstShow More Summary

The World's Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Hit a Staggering New Milestone

The monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide just broke 400 parts per million for the first time since record-keeping of greenhouse gas levels began. #CLIMATE NEWS: Global #CO2 concentrations surpass 400 ppm for 1st month...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Gives Rail Companies Three Years to Fix Their Most Explosive Oil Cars

Trains hauling crude oil have continued to explode across the United States and Canada this year as oil production booms in North Dakota and Alberta. Nearly two dozen oil trains have derailed in the past two years, many causing fiery explosions and oil spills. Show More Summary

We're in the Process of Decimating 1 in 6 Species on Earth

Plants and animals around the world are already suffering from the negative impacts of manmade global warming—including shrinking habitats and the spread of disease. A great number are also facing the ultimate demise—outright extinction—among them the iconic polar bear, some fish species, coral, trees... Show More Summary

The 10 American Cities With the Dirtiest Air

Nearly 44 percent of Americans live in areas with dangerous levels of ozone or particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air" report, published yesterday. The good news is that's actually an...Show More Summary

Chipotle Says It's Getting Rid of GMOs. Here's the Problem.

Chipotle announced this week that it will stop serving food made with genetically modified organisms. The company wants you to think the decision is "another step toward the visions we have of changing the way people think about andShow More Summary

This Stat Will Make Deforestation Hit Home

Okay, so deforestation is sad, and it's Arbor Day so we should be extra sad about it. But there are so many things to be sad about, right? Well maybe this stat, from a study that came out last month, will make the loss of the world's forests sink in for you: More than 70 percent of the worlds's forests are within 1 kilometer of a forest edge. Show More Summary

This Is Why You Crave Sugar When You're Stressed Out

Here's something that won't come as a surprise to anyone who has ever devoured a pint of Rocky Road after a miserable day at work: Researchers at UC Davis recently found that 80 percent of people report eating more sweets when they are stressed. Show More Summary

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