The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don’t Pay the True Cost of Driving


A gas tax that fully corrected for the social impact of car reliance would upend life as we know it.

How Science Can Tell if Your Great-Grandparents Were Strikebreakers


Christine Kenneally on the connections between your genes and your history.

Climate Change Takes A Village


As the Planet Warms, a Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are.

Here’s How Much the Storm Is Helping California’s Epic Drought

California flood

The short answer: It’s a drop in the bucket. 

Congress Stuffed Some Coal In Its Omnibus Package

coal truck

The Export-Import Bank wants to stop financing coal plants. Congress has other ideas.


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