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Sit down, relax, and charge your phone at this cool new solar-powered smartbench

Not only will this bugger power your phone, it will tell you what's happening at the park before you even get there.

North Dakota’s ag commissioner race oughta be on Broadway

An incumbent drowning in oil money. A challenger from an organic ranch. Sexual harassment. And tons of permits at stake. This farm race begs to be set to music.

Drilling in Pennsylvania has damaged the water supply 209 times in last seven years

"Only 209 measly little times!" says the oil and gas industry. "Wait, what?" say water-drinking people everywhere.

Halliburton fracking spill mystery: What chemicals polluted an Ohio waterway?

A recent accident highlights how state fracking laws protect corporate trade secrets over public safety.

Scientists could finally find extraterrestrial life – by spotting its pollution

Everyone knows that any intelligent life form is going to have a massive carbon tentacle-print. Now, thanks to a newfangled telescope, that should be easy to spot.

Ask Umbra: How can I get rid of all of this packaging foam?

A reader wonders what to do with the annoying foam padding her purchases. Umbra packs it up, packs it in.

The NFL’s newest stadium is also one of the greenest

The San Francisco 49ers' new digs just scored LEED Gold certification.

In Pennsylvania, Dr. Frack will see you now

To gather data on how gas drilling might affect residents' health, a group is starting by offering them some medical advice.

This little fox loves transit. Should we tell him he just missed his stop?

Despite the fact that the bus was empty, the fox only took up one seat. If only all encroaching wildlife (including humans) were so polite.

Plants are poison — and that just may be why they keep us healthy

Toxins in produce may be the key to why fruits and vegetables do us so much good, according to new research that challenges our thinking about antioxidants.

New rules aim to stop rash of oil train spills and explosions

Train wrecks have done more than $10 million in damage as of mid-May this year -- nearly triple the damage for all of 2013. The feds want to stop that.

Even rural America can have good public transportation

The area around Aspen, Colo., enjoys a great bus system and bike-share program. Take that, big cities.

People: Stop getting your panties in a wad about ‘fake’ charity clothing bins

The donation boxes have been condemned as public nuisances, magnets for graffiti and crime, and fire hazards. In fact, they're a logical response to our over-consumption.

How a town in Maine is blocking an Exxon tar-sands pipeline

The city council of South Portland has voted to block ExxonMobil's scheme to ship filthy Albertan oil out through the city's port.

Will drones save the rhinos? Some conservationists say it’s launch time

Drones send privacy advocates into a tizzy. But can camera-equipped bots help enforce environmental regs?

Earth crushes another temperature record; not getting much love from the stands

June marked the 352nd consecutive hotter-than-average month. It's a streak that would make Barry Bonds blush.

Millions alive today would have to die before the paleo diet could take over

There's some sensible thinking behind the trendy diet, but it's fueled by a "press reset" mentality that distracts us from more realistic solutions to food problems.

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