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We don’t, and can’t, know how much it will cost to tackle climate change

Report after report claims to tell us how much climate action will cost this century. But no matter how much faux specificity our climate economic models produce, the fact is that we cannot know.

Climate & Energy

Watch Neil Young and Stephen Colbert battle over the Earth — through song

The earth-loving rock legend performs his single about saving the environment with Stephen Colbert, who adds a few new lyrics.

Business & Technology

This proposed pipeline would be even bigger than Keystone XL

But will it ever get built?

Climate & Energy

This ambassador for black politicians argues that solar drags down African Americans

She takes the concerns of African-American communities straight to the White House -- and she's taking her talking points on solar net-metering straight from the utility companies.

Food

Save the climate, pay a farmer

With the right incentives, farmers could make enormous headway in the effort to change the global carbon equation.

Food

Is the new Whole Foods rating system creating an inferiority complex for zucchini?

The grocery chain's new labels are actually nuanced and make a lot of sense.

Cities

Why more roads = more traffic jams

Think a new carpool lane will relieve gridlock on L.A.'s infamous 405? Think again.

Cities

Why Minneapolis’ beautiful bike freeways are totally the best

In the Twin Cities, old rail lines have become a sensible and delightful freeway system — just for cyclists.

Better Batteries

Car batteries may soon last 1,000 years thanks to pine and alfalfa

A group of Swedish researchers pulled a serious MacGyver earlier this month, combining pine resin and alfalfa seeds to create a hybrid recycled battery.

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