Business & Technology

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A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy

Leroy Mwasaru and his team tackled shoddy sanitation with a bioreactor that produces cooking fuel from so-called waste.

Climate & Energy

Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new rules on ozone and smog

You can be thankful that the air you breathe will soon be a little cleaner. And if we all push the EPA, it might get even cleaner still.

Medical, Dental, Solar

The newest benefits perk: Cheap solar power for your home

Corporate giants like 3M, Cisco, and Kimberley-Clark are removing barriers to solar power by offering it as an employee benefit.

Cities

Cheap gas will make Thanksgiving traffic even worse this year

Cheap gas is not a good thing for the climate -- or for pre-Thanksgiving gridlock.

Si se puede! Pero no lo haremos

Yes, the U.S. can reduce emissions 80% by 2050 — in 6 graphs

A new report looks at how America can get on course to avoid dangerous climate change. There are multiple pathways to that goal, but we gotta start now.

Politics

How oil ate the heart of North Dakota

A New York Times investigation traces how oil-money influence and federal absence left a state's environment open to pillage.

Climate & Energy

Chevron wants to fund science class. What could go wrong?

Some teachers aren't having it.

Dirty business

Walmart is a huge consumer of dirty coal energy

The retail behemoth gets a lot of good press for putting up a few solar panels, but it gets far more electricity from coal than from the sun.

My offer is this: nothing

Keystone “trade” talk is still empty nonsense

Beltway pundits keep saying Obama is about to “trade” Keystone approval for some other policy he cares about more. They are delusional.

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