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Politics

Chris Christie accepts the reality of climate change — and doesn’t want to do a damn thing about it

The presidential wannabe isn't a climate denier, yet he opposes cap-and-trade and just about anything else that might curb emissions.

Cities

Dear Vienna: Stop patronizing people who aren’t straight

Putting stick-figure same-sex couples on traffic lights is an attention-getting gesture. But actually naming things for activists is more meaningful.

supermodel problems

Predicting the climate is hard. So one scientist wants to cut corners

Climate models take an enormous amount of time and energy to run, and they still aren't perfect. Here comes "inexact" modeling.

Food

Removing antibiotics from food makes a difference, removing GMOs doesn’t

Food chains are falling over themselves trying to please the public by simplifying their products. Sometimes that's great. Sometimes it's meaningless.

Connecting the dots between the environment and justice

Help change the conversation about race and environmentalism.

Science

Scientists say we need a huge bird and bat preserve in the sky

Drones could cause a spike in bird and bat deaths. These scientists want to prevent that.

Cities

Local public library going to shit? Some people are starting their own

New York City libraries are as popular as ever, but they are falling apart. A few New Yorkers are starting libraries their own.

Climate & Energy

Look out, Arizona! California isn’t the only state getting hit by drought

Despite the drought’s epicenter in California, it’s Arizona that will bear the brunt of the West’s epic dry spell.

Climate & Energy

The oldest city in the U.S. could be totally screwed by rising seas

Florida state officials who deny climate change are leaving coastal cities to drown.