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China scoffs at our puny bikeshare programs

The country boasts more than 400,000 sharable bikes -- more than the rest of the world combined.

Climate & Energy

Green must diversify or die

Environmental groups and agencies need to get serious about hiring people of color, says a new group. If they don't, they will quickly become obsolete.


These students bet you can’t steal their bike

College students design a bike they say is unstealable.

Climate & Energy

Everyone’s talking about the Ferguson looters. Let’s shame the polluters, too

After the tear gas clears, residents will be left with the air pollution that’s been clouding the St. Louis metro region for decades.

Politics challenges climate activists to stand up for Ferguson

Being frank about ongoing racism and including all voices is not just crucial to the climate change movement -- it’s crucial to any movement.


Vegas tops the list of the country’s worst heat islands

On a real scorcher of a day, the mercury downtown can roar 24 degrees above the temps in the surrounding desert. Other cities are feeling the heat, too.

Climate & Energy

EPA, community activists put toxic oil refineries in a headlock

Thanks to a lawsuit brought by environmental justice activists, the feds are about to crack down on the chemical stew these plants dump into the air.


This is what a more sustainable American food system looks like

There's someone in every state in the nation who’s breaking the status quo when it comes to food. Meet them all in our interactive map.


Walk to work — you’ll be happier

A recent study finds that people who walk to work or take the train are more satisfied than the rest of us. What do they know that we don't?

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