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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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On your Markey, get set ...

Can climate action win over suburban voters? This Senate climate hawk thinks so

Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts thinks climate change can be a potent political issue this fall.

Meatropolis

Can a city really go vegetarian?

It's not the worst idea ever.

detail therapy

This new science podcast is nerd bait (and we love it)

Host Wendy Zukerman debunks half-truths from industry and activists alike.

there's something in the water

Olympians prepare for a “petri dish of pathogens”

If Rio's waters weren't cleaned up for Olympic athletes, how can we expect they'll be cleaned up for the city's actual residents?

deal with it

Hate crappy trade deals? This free concert is for you.

Talib Kweli, Tom Morello, and more are rocking against the TPP.

This bites

Thanks, climate change, for all the extra mosquito bites — oh, and the Zika

The length of mosquito season is increasing in cities around the U.S.

commuter programming

Forget free wi-fi: America just wants buses that show up on time

Transit officials bribe riders with high-tech perks, when they really just want a fast, reliable way to get around.

We've taken a shine to this idea

Chernobyl site could become a solar farm

Ukraine is seeking investors for a big solar installation on land contaminated by the 1986 nuclear disaster.

Humble rag

Which kind of cleaning cloths are the greenest?

Two readers want to know what they should clean with. Advice columnist Umbra Fisk cottons on to an answer.

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