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After the Earth Summit, young people push for real change

World leaders failed to deliver in Rio. But there was other progress, and a call for fundamental economic change. Now, says one young observer, it’s time to raise some hell.

Climate & Energy

Tar-sands oil spills should scare the crap out of you

InsideClimate News has published an in-depth series on a million-gallon-plus spill of oil-sands crude near Kalamazoo, Mich. Here are the good bits.

Food

WTO doesn’t want you to know where your meat was born

Mystery meat is about to make a comeback, now that the WTO has slapped down a rule requiring country-of-origin labels.

Climate & Energy

New York says eff you to coal plants

It will soon be nearly impossible to build a coal-fired power plant in New York, thanks to state regulators.

Politics

Health care and sustainability, part deux: More …

Reax to the Supreme Court's ruling from Van Jones, Alex Steffen, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, and Gary Hirshberg.

Politics

Health care and sustainability: Experts weigh in on ruling

Terry Tempest Williams, Raj Patel, Richard Heinberg, James Howard Kunstler, and Gary Cohen on the Supreme Court's landmark decision.

Business & Technology

This gigantic hybrid ship can run on a battery

Although gigantic ships are relatively efficient — compared to, say, transporting massive amounts of stuff by airplane — they do use an astounding amount of fuel. The shipping industry is working on this problem. In particular, a Norwegian shipping company …

Business & Technology

Power your laptop with your butt

Swedish designer Eddi Tornberg has turned the plight of modern workers — sitting like lazy larvae in front of computer screens all day — into a form of renewable energy. He uses the heat of our rear ends to create …

Politics

Congressional Republicans attack another job-creating American company

In their quest to find the next next next next next Solyndra, congressional Republicans are now attacking thriving, growing American clean-energy projects.