Sarah Laskow

Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things.

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SolarCoins are cryptocurrency for the sustainability crowd

To earn installments of this newly created currency, you actually need to produce energy through solar panels

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This tower is made out of self-growing mushroom bricks

It's also engineered to keep people cool in the hot summer.

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Giant rats will inherit the earth

Human-induced climate change is not going to make the planet uninhabitable: Some species are going to thrive. (Just not us.)

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People hate corporate coffee so much they’re flocking to Dumb Starbucks in droves

It looked like a Starbucks and tasted like a Starbucks, but it wasn't a Starbucks.

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This map shows how climate change is screwing over your immediate area

It lets you see how average temperatures in specific locations all around the world have changed.

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Subway removes yoga-mat ingredient from its bread

An activist gathered more than 57,000 signatures on a petition asking Subway to cut the chemical.

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A British scientist is building a 280-cubic-foot model of the entire Arctic ocean

It's hard to do research in the Arctic Ocean -- it's dangerous, expensive, and really, really cold.

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This guy found and restored the world’s oldest subway tunnel, and New York City took it back

Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue tunnel was sealed in 1861, and totally forgotten about until 1980.

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San Francisco puts textile recycling bins in apartments, shaming every city that still can’t separate trash

No more excuses, America.

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