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Don’t miss it: We’re talking sustainable cities in NYC this summer

Come to our hot summer lecture series, on a few of our favorite things: transportation, plastic, and keeping cool.

Walk It Out

The key to fighting climate change and mortality? Walkable cities

Watch how to make your city better for humans — not cars -- to get around.

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If you care about climate change, why aren’t you voting?

Well, Americans are bad at voting in general. Watch our video to find out why that’s a problem.

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Food

How air-conditioning made America — and how it could break us all

AC may feel good but it comes with a host of problems.

Let the sunshine in

Liberal congresswoman explains why she has some misgivings about solar leasing

Rep. Yvette Clarke tells Grist the reason she signed a letter written by electric utility lobbyists.

We shall overcome

Congresswoman urges angry Sanders climate hawks to take inspiration from civil rights movement

Don't give up on the political process, says Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Instead, let's bring a broad coalition together.

So leave the lights on

Dems warm up crowd with Demi Lovato — and climate change

A pop song was the warm-up to the DNC's first prime-time mention of climate change.

Oh, Vienna

There’s a new global climate deal that you probably haven’t heard of yet

If all goes as planned, it’ll be finalized this fall — and it’ll be good for the ozone layer too.

Beat the Heat

How to smash solar power records: Harness a heat wave

Thanks to extra-high temperatures this month, California generated enough solar energy in one day to power 6 million homes.

Politics

Al Gore is voting Clinton, for the climate

The former Veep won't be in Philadelphia, but he's definitely not voting for Trump.

mine over matter

Here’s how a post-coal Appalachia could thrive

Coal mining is disappearing in West Virginia and Kentucky. What will take its place?

schmooze crews

Major media hosted anti-climate events at RNC — and Big Oil paid for it

The Atlantic, Washington Post, and Politico threw swanky parties for climate deniers.

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