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Climate & Energy

How do we get conservative politicians to vote for climate action? Attack and embarrass them

Earnest entreaties and appeals to reason obviously aren't working.

Climate & Energy

This civil engineer is building houses to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes

Elizabeth Hausler Strand founded Build Change, a nonprofit, to bring in the (literal) reinforcements when natural disasters strike.

Business & Technology

Team Obama plans big overhaul of GMO regulations

It's time to revamp the rules covering genetic engineering, says the president's science adviser -- and both sides in the GMO wars agree on that.

Climate & Energy

France is swimming in fondue — that’s not a good thing

Think of the cheese! Think of the chocolate!

Politics

We’re coming for you, Cuba

Cuba's an environmental oasis? Wait until the U.S. shows up.

Science

Sorry, polar bears. It’s worse than we thought

A new study looked at polar bears' prospects as the world warms. The verdict? Bad, or very bad.

It’s not just the economy, stupid

Talking about jobs isn’t the only way to lure voters into the climate movement

Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley are framing climate action as an economic stimulus package, but is that the best approach?

Living

In “Advantageous,” society has failed women in a big way

"Advantageous" is a thoughtful look at one possible future, and it’ll leave you thinking hard about what that future is and why -- something we should be doing more often, given our current predicament.

Living

Is there a beanbag chair I can rest easy on?

Are there better choices than little white plastic pellets to fill that blobby comfy chair? Of course! Umbra investigates.

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