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Pumpkin beer brings summer’s end ahead of schedule. Thanks, climate change

An Oregon heatwave gave us ripe pumpkins in mid-August.


The rising oceans could drown a lot of NASA launch sites

The agency's five coastal facilities can expect between 5 and 27 inches of sea level rise by 2050.

Triple Threat

Obama, the Chinese president, and the pope are all pushing climate messages in the U.S. this week

This unprecedented triumvirate is generating some real momentum toward climate action.

AP bars reporters from saying “climate skeptic” and “climate denier”

The news agency has changed its style guide and introduced awkward new phrasing to describe people who don't accept climate science.

Climate & Energy

Pope Francis calls for climate action at White House, endorses Obama’s Clean Power Plan

The pope's speech took an unashamedly political tone during his first public event of a six-day visit to the U.S.


Meet Beijing’s weird new trend: Sproutcore

There's a hot new look that you could be yours, and all you need is a sprout growing out of the top of your head.

Climate & Energy

Hillary Clinton says she opposes the Keystone pipeline — finally

Under pressure from activists and rivals, Clinton now says Keystone XL would be bad for the climate.


There is no real case against equal opportunity

The argument against it is dangerously irresponsible.

Finally, communal freezers offer space to store the whole hog

A group in upstate New York is bringing back the communal freezer.