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Will Utah’s state prison end up being an environmental catastrophe?

A proposed 4,0000-bed state prison would be located on drained wetlands, near landfills, and at risk from earthquakes.

This week in America’s crazy abortion laws: Texas, South Dakota, and Missouri

If you have to deal with a mandatory waiting period for an abortion, you may as well enjoy your state's giant, terrifying goose.

America’s obesity problem just keeps getting, well, bigger

New data from the CDC reveals that obesity rates among adults rose from roughly 35 percent in 2011 to 38 percent in 2014.

American cities keep fighting climate change while Congress stonewalls

Sixty-two U.S. cities aim to meet or surpass the national target for cutting carbon emissions, and Obama is encouraging more to join in.

4 charts show what’s ahead for renewable energy

With the Paris climate talks around the corner, the future of clean energy looks promising.

Here’s what you can fight now that Keystone XL is dead

Exploding trains and leaky pipelines: There are plenty of hotspots that climate activists could pursue now.

Pope Francis gets more people to care about climate change

In just a few months, his holiness achieved what environmental activists have been trying to do for years.

A major Greenland glacier is collapsing

Scientists say that the melting Zachariae Isstrom glacier may raise sea levels by 1.6 feet.

Hillary Clinton introduces plan to help coal communities as Big Coal declines

The plan focuses on rebuilding infrastructure to create new jobs and replace those lost in the coal industry.

Chemicals used in oil spill cleanup made Gulf disaster worse

A new study shows that dispersants used to break down oil in water have the opposite effect.

Raise awareness about the Paris climate talks by acting like a rude French person

This Movember, annoy everyone with stereotypically French behavior. It’s the least you could do.

Should I heat my house with oil or natural gas?

A homebuyer wonders which filthy fossil fuel will keep her cozy this winter, and Umbra cranks out an answer.

Leather jackets made in labs? This fashion designer wants to make it happen

Meet Suzanne Lee, who's trying to inject some life back into industry -- literally.

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