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How Can We Best Measure the Serious Health Threats Posed by Fracking?

In Pennsylvania, opponents of gas drilling say regulators are slow and unprepared in responding to air quality complaints.

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Is the Dog Poo Problem Solvable?

It’s really complicated, researchers say. So probably not.

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Greening Government Procurement: Turning Uncle Sam Into an Eco-Friendly Consumer

Seeking the environmental “hot spots” in $600 billion of government purchases.

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Is Your City Making You Crazy?

Anxiety, mood disorders, and a heightened risk of developing schizophrenia: The psychological problems with urban living. (And some ways to potentially avoid them.)

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An Accident Waiting to Happen

As oil trains derail across the United States, a windswept—and vulnerable—stretch of Montana’s Glacier National Park underscores the folly of transporting crude by rail.

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How Can Hotels Get People to Reuse Dirty Towels?

When it comes to driving pro-environmental behavior, provincial norms are the most effective.

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Is There a Solution to America’s Obsession With Lawn Care?

Irrigation and fertilization use varies across and even within cities. Sustainable management plans must rely on a more targeted approach.

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Drilling for Certainty: What We Can Learn From the Latest in Fracking Health Studies

ProPublica surveys some recent research on potential health implications of hydro fracking.

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What’s Wild? The Battle for Nature in the 21st Century

It’s conservationist against conservationist as those that care most about biodiversity and wilderness argue over the best way to manage and protect what little we have left.

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It’s Not Just All of the People Around You That Are Getting Fatter

Research reveals that animals are gaining weight, too.

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Quick Studies

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.

Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014