Climate & Energy

the silence of the owls

What makes owls deadly could make wind turbines silent

This bird-inspired tech tweak could make wind turbines quieter -- and that might make them more effective, too.

Looking on the Blight Side of Things

California is figuring out the whole drought thing for the rest of us

Turns out there's an upside to the ongoing drought in the U.S.

Climate & Energy

Rick Perry is on the payroll of a controversial oil pipeline company in Texas

Most presidential candidates step down from corporate boards to avoid conflicts of interest. Not the ex-Texas governor.

The Sanders of time

Bernie Sanders tells Bill Maher: Climate change is young people’s issue, and mine, too

Progressive presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he's going to reach out to young voters by emphasizing his calls for climate action.

Compact dis

Are solar compactors actually good for the earth?

They're popping up in greener cities everywhere -- those solar-powered public trash cans. But do they actually make a difference? Umbra has the answer.

Politics

Congressional Republicans: Damn the environment, full cuts ahead!

The GOP majority is gunning for the environment with its new appropriations bills, which would gut federal climate efforts.

Living

It’s time to change up your veggie burger routine. Here’s how

We turnip an exciting new veggie burger recipe.

Politics

It sure looks like the Pacific trade pact sucks. Why is Obama so hot for it?

A brief bipartisan rebellion was only a bump in the road for the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, which could undercut environmental rules.

Politics

Jeb Bush dismisses his church’s stance on climate change — why not gay marriage?

The candidate seems to follow Catholic teachings when they align with the Republican Party — and dismiss them when they don’t.