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U.K. climate activists take divestment to the banks

A new campaign in Britain aims to get banks to stop investing in the fossil fuel industry.

Climate & Energy

We can provide power to everyone without a huge leap in emissions, study finds

The world’s poorest people use so little energy at the moment that initially, upon being connected to the grid, they will not add much to the climate crisis.

Climate & Energy

Is there hope for West Virginia as it moves away from coal?

Not as much as we might like, because next the state will fixate on fracking for natural gas, as West Virginia native Jeff Young explains.

Business & Technology

What’s the best solar charger for my cellphone?

A reader needs a better solar charger, and he's buying on a budget. Umbra plugs him in.

Business & Technology

Now your smartphone can be fair trade, too

This new startup wants to sell you a conflict-minerals-free cellphone.

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

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.

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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