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Business & Technology

Why aren’t we all driving hydrogen fuel cell cars?

A reader wonders when hydrogen-powered vehicles will rule the road. Umbra takes a look under the hood.

Living

Aaron Sorkin tackles climate change on “The Newsroom” and … oy

It is not in fact true that we're doomed to face a "catastrophic failure of the planet."

Food

Less food stamps = more hunger. Duh!

The idea that cutting food assistance will help move poor people towards self-sufficiency looks like a pipe dream.

Climate & Energy

Long-weekend pastime: Look for oil-by-rail disasters near you

ProPublica's interactive 50-state map is the best tour guide yet for this increasingly common hazard of North America's energy boom.

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A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy

Leroy Mwasaru and his team tackled shoddy sanitation with a bioreactor that produces cooking fuel from so-called waste.

Food

Thanksgiving leftovers? Nah. Turkey empanadas? You bet.

Food that’s not eaten still has a climate impact, after all, and beyond that, pie in the trash in an honest-to-God crime.

Politics

Politico’s normal, awful story on EPA’s new air rule

In the odd world of political media, whiny business interests are quoted extensively, while health benefits to the public are ignored.

Living

Shopping tips for the eco-minded dresser

A reader wonders where to look for the greenest threads. Umbra stitches together a plan.

Food

This entrepreneur turns leftover cafeteria food into hot meals for hungry people

Ben Simon is the cofounder of a nonprofit that redistributes leftover campus dining hall food to the hungry.

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