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  • Vegan because plants don’t have feelings? You’re going to need a new reason.

    20 October 2014, 4:57 pm by: Madeleine Thomas

    Have fun eating air.
  • Clean energy advocates need to speak up if they want black lawmakers to hear them

    20 October 2014, 4:42 pm by: Brentin Mock

    Why are some African-American lawmakers taking their cues from the fossil-fuel industry? They're not getting the other side of the story.
  • Now congressional Republicans are digging through scientists’ grant proposals

    20 October 2014, 2:56 pm by: Tim McDonnell

    Rep. Lamar Smith has launched an aggressive campaign against what he sees as misguided money management at the National Science Foundation.
  • We can provide power to everyone without a huge leap in emissions, study finds

    20 October 2014, 2:51 pm by: John Light

    The world’s poorest people use so little energy at the moment that initially, upon being connected to the grid, they will not add much to the climate crisis.
  • Faith and fears in Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

    20 October 2014, 1:35 pm by: Darby Minow Smith

    What it’s like to drink bourbon with one of America’s most respected writers -- and to meet the farming community that surrounds him.
  • Is there hope for West Virginia as it moves away from coal?

    20 October 2014, 1:11 pm by: David Roberts

    Not as much as we might like, because next the state will fixate on fracking for natural gas, as West Virginia native Jeff Young explains.
  • Instead of trying to feed the world, we should be ending poverty

    20 October 2014, 8:02 am by: Nathanael Johnson

    Relieving poverty is the single most important step we could take toward reducing hunger -- and way more effective than boosting crop yields.
  • What’s the best solar charger for my cellphone?

    20 October 2014, 7:03 am by: Ask Umbra®

    A reader needs a better solar charger, and he's buying on a budget. Umbra plugs him in.
  • The best recipes for your endless supply of butternut squash

    19 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Alexandra Stafford

    Butternut squash doesn't have to be dressed with warm spices and sage -- here's how to stay excited about our favorite winter squash, starting with a bright salad recipe.
  • The Anthropocene is here, whether geologists make it official or not

    18 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Sam Bliss

    Humans rule the world, for worse or for worse.
  • We could talk about the environmental impact of toast, or we could not hate life

    17 October 2014, 7:58 pm by: Eve Andrews

    For the love of gluten: Leave toast alone.
  • So long, Soylent. World remembers that eating rules

    17 October 2014, 7:28 pm by: Madeleine Thomas

    Its popularity may be waning as folks try to offload the stuff on Craigslist. No powdery tears were cried for the bland meal replacement.
  • Now your smartphone can be fair trade, too

    17 October 2014, 5:44 pm by: Liz Core

    This new startup wants to sell you a conflict-minerals-free cellphone.
  • Our favorite Pope still needs to address one major issue

    17 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: Eve Andrews

    When it comes to women, and the control that they can have over their own bodies, the Church still has a long way to go.
  • Republican scandal-mongering is now a perpetual motion machine

    17 October 2014, 3:55 pm by: David Roberts

    The congressional investigation into EPA-NRDC "collusion" is a sad sign that the Republican scandal machine no longer needs any fuel to keep running.
  • The Chinese people care more about the environment than Americans do

    17 October 2014, 2:21 pm by: John Light

    A new survey finds that Chinese citizens rank “pollution and the environment” as the top global threat. Americans aren't so concerned.
  • How to get Republicans to stop using the “I’m not a scientist” dodge

    17 October 2014, 1:35 pm by: Ben Adler

    If journalists don't want a stupid answer about climate change, they should ask a better question.
  • This graphic novelist tells the true story of climate change

    17 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Sara Bernard

    French author Philippe Squarzoni takes you on his quest to understand global warming.
  • Meet the man who re-energized NYC parks — and wants to do the same for yours

    17 October 2014, 6:56 am by: Greg Hanscom

    Adrian Benepe was responsible for adding more than 700 acres to the Big Apple's park system. Now he's taking the cause national.
  • Sorry, California — winter isn’t going to fix your drought

    17 October 2014, 6:05 am by: Tim McDonnell

    California's drought is not expected to improve over the winter, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • An old railroad in Queens could become the coolest park in NYC

    16 October 2014, 4:33 pm by: Sara Bernard

    The only thing holding up the project: that little matter of the price tag.
  • We don’t, and can’t, know how much it will cost to tackle climate change

    16 October 2014, 4:20 pm by: David Roberts

    Report after report claims to tell us how much climate action will cost this century. But no matter how much faux specificity our climate economic models produce, the fact is that we cannot know.
  • Watch Neil Young and Stephen Colbert battle over the Earth — through song

    16 October 2014, 3:59 pm by: Liz Core

    The earth-loving rock legend performs his single about saving the environment with Stephen Colbert, who adds a few new lyrics.
  • Here’s Obama’s latest strategy for a global climate deal

    16 October 2014, 3:29 pm by: John Light

    The president's chief climate negotiator has outlined the kind of agreement he might press for at the big U.N. climate summit in Paris next year.
  • This proposed pipeline would be even bigger than Keystone XL

    16 October 2014, 2:10 pm by: Heather Smith

    But will it ever get built?
  • This ambassador for black politicians argues that solar drags down African Americans

    16 October 2014, 1:38 pm by: Brentin Mock

    She takes the concerns of African-American communities straight to the White House -- and she's taking her talking points on solar net-metering straight from the utility companies.
  • Why fracking won’t solve climate change

    16 October 2014, 12:42 pm by: Tim McDonnell

    Even if we solve the methane problem, shale gas alone won't save us.
  • Save the climate, pay a farmer

    16 October 2014, 12:25 pm by: Nathanael Johnson

    With the right incentives, farmers could make enormous headway in the effort to change the global carbon equation.
  • Which water cooler is coolest?

    16 October 2014, 7:03 am by: Ask Umbra®

    A reader wonders which is more energy efficient, bottle-fed water coolers or the newfangled point-of-use kind. Umbra distills the answers.
  • Ron Paul and Rand Paul have crazy things to say about Ebola

    16 October 2014, 6:56 am by: Ben Adler

    And the Paulist philosophy leads to even crazier ideas about pollution, public health, and the role of government.

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