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  • The country could supply all of California with water if we fixed our leaky pipes

    1 August 2014, 8:12 pm by: Samantha Larson

    Last week drought-ridden Los Angeles made headlines when an old pipe burst, leaking 20 million gallons of water. But it turns out the whole U.S. is long due for a water infrastructure upgrade.
  • New Orleans school won’t be built atop a toxic dump — for now

    1 August 2014, 6:24 pm by: Brentin Mock

    A small alumni group from the floundering Walter L. Cohen High School has beaten back a proposal to relocate to a former landfill.
  • Straussed out? Listen to wind turbine version of Blue Danube

    1 August 2014, 6:24 pm by: Darby Minow Smith

    Siemens commissioned the windy version of Blue Danube Waltz to celebrate its 448-turbine wind farm.
  • More people drive to work if you give them free parking and transit passes

    1 August 2014, 5:32 pm by: Samantha Larson

    Yay! More traffic and carbon emissions for everyone!
  • Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse schools climate deniers in Senate, drops mic

    1 August 2014, 2:18 pm by: Ted Alvarez

    Every climate-denial argument ever gets eviscerated in one place.
  • Why is this union fighting Obama’s power plant regulations while saying it supports climate…

    1 August 2014, 2:13 pm by: Ben Adler

    The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is cosponsoring the upcoming People’s Climate March even while it speaks out against EPA climate rules.
  • Sierra Club honors environmental justice. Who’s next?

    1 August 2014, 2:07 pm by: Brentin Mock

    The club's new award is named after environmental justice pioneer Robert Bullard. Nice move. Here are some ideas for other green groups.
  • Watch drought take over the entire state of California in one GIF

    1 August 2014, 1:46 pm by: Alex Park

    California, the producer of half of the nation's fruits, veggies, and nuts, is experiencing its third-worst drought on record.
  • As residents leave this Detroit street, it sprouts art

    1 August 2014, 5:15 am by: Heather Smith

    The Heidelberg Project is art made of abandoned houses. It has attracted a steady stream of pilgrims -- and now, it seems, arsonists as well.
  • How to forage for wild berries

    31 July 2014, 6:47 pm by: Tama Matsuoka Wong

    A primer on American-born berries, plus a pie for whatever berries you have on hand.
  • Patagonia makes waves with plant-based wetsuits and obligatory weed jokes

    31 July 2014, 6:21 pm by: Samantha Larson

    The outdoor outfitter has cooked up a green alternative to non-biodegradable, resource-intensive neoprene. But no, it's not going to get you high.
  • Using Airbnb is greener than staying in hotels

    31 July 2014, 3:55 pm by: Andrew Simon

    Score one for the sharing economy? According to a new study, travelers who choose Airbnb tend to eat up less energy than hotel guests.
  • Cargill promises to get right with palm oil

    31 July 2014, 3:17 pm by: Nathanael Johnson

    The agricultural giant joins a growing bandwagon of companies pledging not to promote deforestation as they supply their (and our) vegetable-oil habits.
  • The EPA’s struggle to combat water pollution

    31 July 2014, 2:47 pm by: Naveena Sadasivam

    Frustration and inaction color efforts to enforce the Clean Water Act.
  • This GOP candidate says he’s cracking down on coal pollution — but green groups say that’s BS

    31 July 2014, 1:31 pm by: Molly Redden

    The political fallout continues from the Dan River coal-ash disaster in North Carolina.
  • The U.S. cities with the worst climate change-related flooding

    31 July 2014, 12:43 pm by: John Metcalfe

    Rising sea levels have kicked up flood days by as much as 900 percent along parts of the East Coast.
  • Ask Umbra: What’s the most eco-friendly way to get rid of this sexy stubble?

    31 July 2014, 8:01 am by: Ask Umbra®

    Shaving? Waxing? Laser removal? What's an overly hirsute mammal to do? Umbra takes this question on the chin.
  • Are there two different versions of environmentalism, one “white,” one “black”?

    31 July 2014, 7:04 am by: Brentin Mock

    1970s scholars posited that an “apartheid ecology” excluded people of color from environmentalism. Were they right?
  • At this year’s big climate rally, most of the people won’t be pale, male, and stale

    30 July 2014, 9:57 pm by: Ben Adler

    The People's Climate March, planned for NYC on Sept. 21, has a diverse coalition of organizers, from health-care unions to environmental justice groups.
  • Farming bluefin tuna might be out of our depths

    30 July 2014, 8:07 pm by: Samantha Larson

    Because sushi connoisseurs have nearly wiped wild bluefin out, some scientists are trying to domesticate them. But, it turns out, tuna farming is no easy plow.
  • Allow Snoop Dogg to show you the horrifying wonders of Plizzanet Earth

    30 July 2014, 7:05 pm by: Darby Minow Smith

    First up: the great white shark. Or, as Snoop puts it: "Damn, he didn't even chew BLEEEEEP he just swallowed. That's coldblooded, man."
  • In Detroit’s water wars, a pause that refreshes

    30 July 2014, 2:15 pm by: Heather Smith

    The groups fighting water-service shutoffs in Detroit take a victory lap, though what they have won so far is highly provisional.
  • Watch this adorable climate scientist explain sea-level rise with a gin & tonic

    30 July 2014, 1:59 pm by: Darby Minow Smith

    Do not try this at home (adding salt to a beautiful gin & tonic, that is).
  • Not even Jesus is going to save California from this drought

    30 July 2014, 8:01 am by: Samantha Larson

    A few months ago, scientists thought that a strong El Niño could help turn California's epic drought around. Now it looks like that's not going to happen.
  • Zappos billionaire wants to turn a dusty Las Vegas wasteland into a thriving urban hub

    30 July 2014, 7:03 am by: Greg Hanscom

    Tech incubators, coworking spaces, car-share Teslas, a 40-foot, fire-breathing praying mantis. It's all here. Now all Tony Hsieh needs is some people.
  • This huge corporation is tackling climate change — because it’s a threat to the bottom line

    29 July 2014, 8:07 pm by: James West

    Food giant General Mills now has some pretty sweet climate bragging rights.
  • Oil refinery threatened by sea-level rise, asks government to fix problem

    29 July 2014, 7:58 pm by: Ben Adler

    What the company lacks in shame it makes up for in chutzpah. At least it isn't denying climate science!

    29 July 2014, 7:19 pm by: Ted Alvarez

    Sure, you'll be safe from the majority of climate disasters, but the people out here are just. the. worst.
  • Think people of color don’t care about the environment? Think again

    29 July 2014, 5:45 pm by: Brentin Mock

    Dorceta Taylor, professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, talks about her new report about environmental groups' failure to diversify.
  • Don’t believe anything you read at Natural News

    29 July 2014, 5:24 pm by: Nathanael Johnson

    Don't be taken in: This site sometimes plays to green sympathies, but it's full of untrustworthy information and outright conspiracy theories.

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