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Why we shouldn’t be ‘cooking with gas’

Legend has it that in the 1930s, when lots of Americans still cooked with wood or coal, an advertising executive came up with a catchy way to promote natural gas for cooking. Deke Houlgate worked for …

Inconvenient realities keep getting in the way

While their proximity may have been completely unintentional, the pairing of two headlines on January 17 carried a heady jolt of irony: “Disasters displaced 3 million Americans last year” was the lead energy and environment story for Rachel Franzin and Zack Budryk at The Hill.

Brief glances of understanding

In numerous folk traditions, mid-winter is marked by uncanny goings-on, including the legend that animals can talk at midnight on Christmas Eve. What they reveal during this magical time can be benevolent or foreboding, depending on the storyteller.