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  • Go on, steal a bike — the San Francisco police dare you

    23 April 2014, 7:34 pm by: Holly Richmond

    The cops are using bait bikes with built-in trackers -- but will that catch serial bike thieves or opportunistic poor people?
  • Vermont will label genetically engineered food

    23 April 2014, 7:33 pm by: Nathanael Johnson

    The state's rule -- the first in the nation -- faces likely challenges in court, and could be overridden by a federal law.
  • Tired of milking your cow? There’s a robot for that

    23 April 2014, 7:00 pm by: Samantha Larson

    Milking robots could be the next big thing in dairy.
  • Pony up, frackers: Texas family wins $3 million in contamination lawsuit

    23 April 2014, 5:22 pm by: Eve Andrews

    This is reportedly the first case in which a jury has awarded compensation for fracking-related pollution and health problems.
  • Sword & Plough upcycles military fabric into sleek bags

    23 April 2014, 3:56 pm by: Holly Richmond

    The company hires veterans to turn old military fabric into nature-toned bags.
  • How to use the Bible to save the planet

    23 April 2014, 12:55 pm by: Chris Mooney

    Aronofsky's "Noah" embraces a brand of faith-based environmentalism that's increasingly popular with young religious believers.
  • Forget Ferrari: The hot rides for sports stars are fuel-efficient

    23 April 2014, 11:22 am by: Holly Richmond

    The NYT says ballas are increasingly opting for eco-friendly rides. What’s next, trading Dom for kombucha?!
  • Wyoming doesn’t want its kids to learn about climate change

    23 April 2014, 7:23 am by: Ben Adler

    It's the first state to reject new national science education standards. And it just so happens to be the biggest coal-producing state.
  • This DIY solar backpack looks tricky but doable

    23 April 2014, 5:20 am by: Holly Richmond

    If you don't have $200 lying around for a solar backpack, you can rig up your own with a bit of time, patience, and technological know-how.
  • When your produce gets wasted, it’s really a cry for help

    23 April 2014, 4:40 am by: Nathanael Johnson

    Reducing the astonishing amount of waste built into our food system will demand innovation, care, and maybe even higher prices.
  • Apple announces big clean energy progress

    22 April 2014, 7:53 pm by: Adam Vaughan

    The tech company claims that 94 percent of its corporate facilities are now powered by renewable energy.
  • This app lets you narc on wasted energy

    22 April 2014, 7:32 pm by: Holly Richmond

    If energy waste angers you, new app LightsOut will help you channel your annoyance.
  • It’s virtually certain that the IPCC needs to dump its “very likely” crap

    22 April 2014, 5:59 pm by: John Upton

    Researchers have discovered, yet again, that few people understand what the heck the world's preeminent authority on climate change is trying to say.
  • Apple will now recycle your old products and give you store credit

    22 April 2014, 4:46 pm by: Holly Richmond

    Forget smashing your old iBook Office Space–style. Just send it back to Apple, and if it isn’t ancient, you could get a gift card.
  • Jon Stewart jokes with the EPA’s Gina McCarthy about Texas, burning trash, and his Hummer

    22 April 2014, 4:28 pm by: Holly Richmond

    Classic Jon Stewart: "All these regulations put the mom ‘n’ pop oil companies out of business!"
  • For cleaner air, plant a tree in your belly button

    22 April 2014, 3:34 pm by: Holly Richmond

    Why hug a tree when you could rock it as navel jewelry? It could absorb a LOT of greenhouse gases, after all.
  • Turkey’s nutty green idea for heating its eco-city? Pistachios

    22 April 2014, 12:42 pm by: Holly Richmond

    The heat for Turkey's new eco-city has gotta come from somewhere, so why not from nature’s snack wrapper?
  • Corn waste-based ethanol could be worse for the climate than gasoline

    22 April 2014, 12:20 pm by: John Upton

    Cellulosic ethanol was supposed to be a climate savior, but a new study casts doubt on that assumption.
  • Street artist Swoon takes on rising sea levels and drowning communities

    22 April 2014, 8:05 am by: Amber Cortes

    "Submerged Motherlands" addresses the loss of people's homelands due to rising sea levels. Swoon talks the new exhibit and artists' role in fighting climate change.
  • The secret life of Rust Belt beekeepers

    22 April 2014, 7:08 am by: Eve Andrews

    In Buffalo and Pittsburgh, urban beekeepers are taking sustainable food production into their own hands -- sometimes in secret.
  • Numbers on the board: The Gulf Coast, four years after the BP disaster

    22 April 2014, 6:02 am by: Brentin Mock

    BP says the coast is clear. Here are the numbers. You be the judge.
  • When it comes to climate change, don’t think of the children

    21 April 2014, 7:29 pm by: Holly Richmond

    Rather than foisting the effects of climate change on imaginary grandkids, let’s acknowledge how it's already harming people.
  • Here’s how the media is getting the story on cities & millennials wrong

    21 April 2014, 7:01 pm by: Ben Adler

    The trendsetters at the New York Times tell us that millennials are flocking to urban centers. That’s partly true, but not just for the reasons the Times mentions.
  • “Climate change war” is not a metaphor

    21 April 2014, 2:55 pm by: Eric Holthaus

    The U.S. military is preparing for conflict, retired Navy Rear Adm. David Titley says in an interview.
  • Minnesota can’t say no to coal power, judge rules

    21 April 2014, 12:18 pm by: John Upton

    A Minnesota law aims to reduce fossil fuel use. Coal plants in North Dakota said no fair, and a federal court agreed, striking down part of the law.
  • Ukraine belatedly seeks renewable energy as weapon against Russia

    21 April 2014, 11:39 am by: John Upton

    Right now the embattled nation gets just 2 percent of its energy from clean sources. It's seeking U.S. investment in wind, solar, and biomass to help raise that number.
  • These shoes are completely made out of recycled trash

    21 April 2014, 7:42 am by: Holly Richmond

    Watch three guys collect beach litter and reconstitute it into a pair of brightly marbled sneakers.
  • Ask Umbra: How do I fight my city’s terrible litter problem?

    21 April 2014, 7:04 am by: Ask Umbra

    A reader's burg is infested with litterbugs. Umbra says that with a little help, you can squash a problem like that.
  • Climate change got you down this Earth Day? Time for a badger mask

    21 April 2014, 4:00 am by: Heather Smith

    Hopelessness peddler Paul Kingsnorth keeps winning attention for his Dark Mountain project, but his climate fatalism looks more like midlife-crisis posturing than insight.
  • This Argentinian ranch sticks to the gaucho way of raising beef

    20 April 2014, 8:29 am by: Daniel Klein

    Factory farms are replacing grass-fed beef in Argentina. Join Perennial Plate as they explore a ranch that's sticking to tried-and-true methods of cattle ranching.

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