Why Starbucks, Disney, and Tom Brady are all shunning plastic straws

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When scientists discover a new way to prevent disease or overcome infertility, they usually get applauded. But throw genetic engineering into the mix and...

I’m a woman who fought wildfires for 7 years. Climate change...

2018’s wildfires are already proving to be more destructive than last year’s, with the active Carr and Ferguson fires burning more than 200,000 acres...

Americans are eating way more fat. But it’s not butter.

A 2017 report from the US Department of Agriculture tracks how food consumption patterns in the US have changed over the past 40 years...

Heat waves can be deadly for workers and will drain the...

As temperatures surge around the world, many cities and countries are breaking heat records. Massive wildfires have ignited in Europe and the United States...

California’s huge energy decision: link its grid to its neighbors, or...

California is America’s undisputed clean energy leader, a kind of cultural and economic island, liberal enough to pass bold climate policies and big enough...

Is Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop pseudoscience winning?

On an alarmingly regular basis, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company Goop publishes new morsels of health bullshit. And as the Goop website has emerged as...

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