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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.

Food

Watch us explain how to feed the world and end poverty at the same time

All the complex and amazing truth about getting the whole world onto a better-for-the-planet diet, boiled down to this one little video.

In California, people of color are dangerously close to oil train disasters

A new report finds that minority and low-income residents are more likely to live in California's oil train "blast zone."

The little cacti that could

Move over corn. Cacti can power cars, too

Cacti and other plants that thrive in arid landscapes could be the future of biofuels, according to new research.

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