Ted Alvarez

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Polishing A Turtle

Why Jon Stewart is excited about Mitch McConnell’s win

With renewable energy facing grim prospects in a GOP-controlled Congress, The Daily Show's hot silver fox has one weird trick to make it alright.

Oliver, Clothes Off

John Oliver takes on ALEC, state legislatures, and (we hope) a threesome with us and Jon Stewart

John Oliver of "Last Week Tonight" shreds ALEC and the ridiculous politicians who support their shite-for-the-climate policies.

Politics

Watch Jon Stewart’s hilarious takedown of a Koch ad

Meet the next generation of robber barons, the Koch brothers.

Living

11 scary movies that are secretly about the environment

We are seriously ready to get our spook on, so here are some scary movies you probably didn't realize are actually about the environment.

Jon Stewart reminds us it’s climate change that’ll kill us, not Ebola or ISIS

Yes, even if Ebola piggybacked on ISIS across our porous border.

#WalrusYes

35,000 walruses start their own climate march

Shrinking sea ice forces walruses to flop ashore en masse.

Climate & Energy

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio talk climate with the U.N., armed with facts & a glorious man bun

If nothing else, when the climate crisis bubbles into the mainstream, it's a great time to remember how much better-looking our side is.

Stewart Brings The Heat

To watch Jon Stewart burn House climate deniers is to fall in love all over again

Truth: Getting the GOP to act on climate as like "pushing a million pounds of idiot up a mountain."

Sea stars

Where are the ocean heroes of our childhood now? All washed up

Not unlike Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus, these sea stars get distinctly less Disney-approved when the franchise ends.