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The Issue That Must Not Be Named

Florida officials banned from talking about climate change

And if they can’t name the problem, you can bet they can’t do anything about it either -- a big problem in a low-lying coastal state.

Food

3 big food system problems begging for innovation

We consume too much food, we produce too little food, and our farming screws up the environment. What can individuals do to improve this picture?

Living

Which is worse, a K-Cup or a throw-away coffee cup?

A reader wants to know the lesser of two coffee evils. Umbra cups the ante.

sharing and caring

The sharing economy is bullsh!t. Here’s how we can take it back

Real sharing can help solve big problems like climate change. But we have to start small.

Politics

Watch Obama call tar-sands oil “extraordinarily dirty”

The president disparaged the Keystone XL pipeline plan and the filthy crude it would carry during a town hall event on Friday.

Food

Cabbage gets a delicious makeover

Here's how to store, prep, and make the most of cabbage without wasting a scrap.

Cities

New York’s new solar plan sets a high bar

The change in New York could become a model for other states. Regulators in Hawaii are already considering a similar policy.

Climate & Energy

Underwater, melting glaciers are louder than a symphony of chainsaws

It turns out that bubbles in melting glaciers are causing quite a ruckus.

Reefer madness

Take it easy, man: Marijuana is not turning New Yorkers into murderers

The NYC police chief is blaming a rise in the murder rate on pot, which makes absolutely zero sense. If we want safer cities, we should legalize pot.