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Science

What would the planet look like without lichen?

Lichens are "exquisitely" threatened by climate change, and could go extinct within a century.

Ron Perlman onions

This grocery store wants to sell ugly veggies

In a beautiful victory in the fight against food waste, Raley's will now sell ugly vegetables.

pope and change

The pope’s climate change encyclical, in tweets

The pontiff is tweeting up a storm about his new climate change encyclical.

Business & Technology

Could a California labor ruling drive Uber under?

A labor commission rules that Uber drivers should be treated as employees -- and casts a big question-mark over the entire "Uber-for-this-and-that" market.

Climate & Energy

Mark Ruffalo talks climate change and what you can do about it

"We don’t need a superhero, but maybe we do need more people to get angry and turn that into action."

Food

Go ahead and eat your Nutella — it’s the ramen that’s bad on palm oil

It's hard to keep track of the heroes and villains in the fight to save rainforests. A ranking of companies that use palm oil offers some guidance.

let them google that for you

Look at this trippy map of all your climate-related Google searches

The visualization shows how our everyday climate questions differ around the world.

Panel Power

China built a giant solar field in a desert

From space, China's massive new solar farm is an impressive sight.

Food

Americans are eating more factory-farmed meat than ever

Sorry, foodies: The food movement isn't working.