This Deal Could Save the World

This Deal Could Save the World

While the U.S. was distracted by an election that felt like it would never end, the world did something wonderful. It sounds boring and requires a mini chemistry lesson, but it’s huge. In October, nearly 200 nations signed a deal to phase out the potent...
Washing Our Hands of Toxins

Washing Our Hands of Toxins

Some people love to hate government regulations. Many believe they’re just bureaucratic barriers that waste our time. But the Food and Drug Administration just passed a new regulation that’ll actually protect us, and may save you a few bucks and an...
Federal Marijuana Laws Reek of Hy-Pot-Crisy

Federal Marijuana Laws Reek of Hy-Pot-Crisy

For a few brief months, it looked like America might take a step closer to sanity. And then came the news: the Obama administration will not loosen federal restrictions on marijuana after all. Before delving into the issue of marijuana, consider its two fellow...
The Challenges of ‘Leaving No Trace’

The Challenges of ‘Leaving No Trace’

I just got back from hiking 95 miles in the Sierras. (Yes, just like that Reese Witherspoon movie Wild, only far fewer miles.) I returned from my trip with something eating at me. Backpackers are supposed to “Leave No Trace.” It’s not just a nice...
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