Climate & Energy

U.S. and China pledge city and state climate action

The next step in the two superpowers' climate partnership is getting cities and states to step up their green game.

There goes Antarctica!

You don’t even wanna know what happens if we burn all the fossil fuels

But it involves no more Antarctic ice and WAY more ocean.

Football is immoral. Time to get rid of it

This brutal, corrupt sport is incompatible with progressive values.


New York’s natural gas pipelines are leakier than your grandpa

Old infrastructure is spewing a greenhouse gas all over Manhattan.


Massachusetts has a bunch of new roadside solar panels. Too bad they’re so ugly

The state wants to power 240,000 homes with solar power by 2020.


What’s the best way to heat things up at home?

We’re talking about water molecules, of course. Umbra gets into hot water.


What America can learn from Europe’s high-speed trains

As California builds its own high-speed rail line, it has a great opportunity to invigorate cities along the route.


States crack down on food waste

We've had a hard time convincing businesses to stop throwing out their extra food.


Dear architects: Stop trying to make shipping container buildings happen

They're cheap and everywhere. But the big steel boxes aren't as good a fit for human habitation as all those design competitions suggest.