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Cities

In San Francisco, could hanging your laundry get you evicted?

The owner of a single-room occupancy building in San Francisco's Chinatown takes aim at good old-fashioned clothesline drying.

Climate & Energy

Will the Supreme Court kill the EPA’s efforts to crack down on mercury pollution?

Greens hoped that Chief Justice Roberts would continue a recent green streak. Their hopes were just dashed.

Climate & Energy

Japan builds coal plants, calls it a win for the climate

Japan has spent nearly $2 billion for coal plants -- and they're calling it all "climate finance."

LIGHTS OUT

Earth Hour: Do almost nothing and feel great about it

Turn your lights off for an hour? Pfft. You can do better -- here's how.

Blurred lines

What happens when redistricting fails to recognize blacks’ green interests?

When mapping voting districts, lawmakers must take into account not just the color of people's skin, but their common interests as well.

Science

Watch stick figures explain what “probably causes cancer” even means

The active ingredient in Roundup does, but so do french fries, pickled vegetables, and aloe vera. This video from Risk Bites explains how we identify cancer risks.

Climate & Energy

A way to get power to the world’s poor without making climate change worse

A new paper argues that it's now possible to bring power to those who lack it in a way that reduces climate pollution.

Science

Climate change is spreading diseases you haven’t even heard of yet

Ebola and West Nile are just the beginning -- climate change will bring brand new diseases to every species.

Food

Watch Florida foodies catch venomous fish and make goat cheese

Meet divers with a mission, get great gardening tips, and salivate over a recipe for invasive lionfish.

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