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California wants its cars to use half as much gas by 2030. Is it possible?

A new bill would take gasoline use in the state back to the 1960s, a time when California’s population was close to half of what it is today.

Climate & Energy

China’s economy is in trouble, but its climate efforts are not

The country's economic slowdown might actually be helpful for the environment.

Climate & Energy

California looks to boost clean energy with ambitious new climate bill

If Senate Bill 350 passes, California utilities would need to get half their electricity from renewables in 15 years.

Science

This company has 400 people hyped to build Elon Musk’s hyperloop

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans to break ground on a test track next year.

Climate & Energy

Costa Rica’s green plans: Sustainable coffee, bikes, and clean energy

Costa Rica has set an ambitious goal for itself: To be entirely carbon-neutral by 2021. But it’s really not that crazy.

Science

Yet another land mine for GMO Golden Rice

The real problems with a controversial, retracted study weren't about the science but about respect for the subjects' values.

Climate & Energy

U.S. taxpayers are getting ripped off by fossil fuel extraction

Coal-mining and oil-drilling programs on federal land are big money-wasters, in addition to polluting the environment and hurting the climate.

Science

Could we make tennis rackets out of atmospheric CO2? Science says yes

Researchers have figured out a way to transform everyone's favorite greenhouse gas into a super-strong and lightweight wonder material.

Climate & Energy

Google will now tell you whether you should put solar panels on your roof

If climate change isn't a strong enough argument, a new Google Maps feature will make the solar decision a whole lot simpler for you.