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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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Election 2016

Trump: Scared of ISIS, loves air-conditioning, slams John Kerry

The link between climate change and terrorism remains elusive to the GOP nominee.

Hard row

Democrats say they want to support farmers, but what the heck does that mean?

Everyone wants to preserve family farms, but it's easier said than done.

they're with her

Watch history being made live at the DNC

The DNC live stream for your viewing pleasure.

around the world in 23 days

A solar-powered plane just flew around the world

The Solar Impulse powered through 24,500 miles, no fossil fuels needed.

Suckers

Are giant suction cups the key to cheap wind power?

Sometimes the future looks like a toilet plunger, and that's OK.

It's A Dry Heat ... For Once

California’s not the only state in the middle of a scary drought right now

The Northeast is drying up like a piece of turkey jerky in the sun.

syntax on carbon

Climate agreements are way too wishy-washy

No one knows what “resilience” really means, so don’t use it in international agreements.

cold comfort

No air-conditioning? No sweat! Here’s how to make your own DIY AC.

Watch our video to learn how to keep cool with little more than a bucket and an intern.

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.

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