Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

What a 20-year biomass battle tells us about environmental justice policy

A recent news story held up a wood-burning power plant as the poster child for the EPA's civil rights failures. But the issue is not black and white.

Climate & Energy

What we can learn from British Columbia’s carbon tax

A new report contains interviews with 14 key figures in the development of British Columbia's carbon tax. They share what they've learned.

Let’s take it back to the old school

Tiny apartments: The new trend that’s not actually new

Decades ago, lots of Americans lived in rooming houses and residential hotels. Today's micro-pods are just resurrecting a good old idea.

Aw, shucks

This map shows where your state’s oysters are in trouble

A new study pinpoints when ocean acidification will become a big problem near you.

Climate & Energy

Climate-denying scientist got piles of money from fossil fuel interests

Willie Soon, a favorite among climate deniers, describes his research as "deliverables" in correspondence with his dirty funders.

Living

Is there such a thing as a green snowblower?

A reader needs help clearing her driveway. Umbra digs deep for an answer.

Climate & Energy

Balmy or blizzards? U.S. coasts are experiencing opposite winters

The recent bout of winter weather has painted the middle of the country and the East Coast in white, while the West has been downright hot.

Climate & Energy

Here’s why climate advocates should love Obama’s community college plan

Community colleges are training students for green jobs, creating living laboratories for sustainability, and serving as safe havens during disasters.

Business & Technology

Scientists want to turn your old sandwich into an indestructible wonder material

Your food waste could be used to make tougher solar panels, better batteries, sustainable condoms, and more.

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