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Media disaster reporting can throw a wrench in the way you process disaster risk

A new study in Nature Climate Change suggests that news reports on natural disasters can actually reduce risk perceptions.

Business & Technology

Amazon makes a big play for the Etsy crowd

Want to buy artisan goods from a corporate behemoth? Amazon has you covered.

Climate & Energy

Good news: Wind energy is the cheapest energy source in Germany and the U.K.

Renewable energy sources are gaining ground on fossil fuels.

This pumpkin shortage will be the scariest thing about Halloween

Thanks, climate change!


Coral reefs are looking pretty hot right now

Bleaching is back in a big way, and we're not just talking about Justin Bieber.


D.C.’s crap is finally being put to good use: Generating clean energy

Utility D.C. Water is turning poop into power.

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Self-driving cars: Should we love them or hate them?

Is all the hype about self-driving cars taking attention away from more promising technologies? Umbra cruises through the facts.

Climate Finance

The state of global climate finance is looking … not awful

A new report estimates that the world mobilized $62 billion in climate finance in 2014. The global goal is $100 billion annually by 2020.


What the TPP means for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

Here's what we know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership so far.

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