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Shell will be allowed to pester walruses in the Arctic, but not as much as it would like

The Obama administration is putting a few restraints on the company's Arctic drilling plans, but not nearly enough, say green activists.

Climate & Energy

Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about the Supreme Court’s latest environmental ruling

The court threw a wrench in Obama's mercury rule for power plants, but the real-world impacts should be negligible to nonexistent.


Ocean acidification: Not just for oceans anymore!

Rivers are acidifying, too, and baby salmon are struggling.


Mary Iverson makes climate change paintings that are actually cool

The Seattle artist chats about what's really so appealing about shipping containers, and why we need more women in art.

Water flowing underground

This amazing map is a guide to San Francisco’s hidden waterways

A new map shows where you can catch glimpses of San Francisco's original watershed system underneath the urban skin.

Swine fu

Scientists take a page from super cows and engineer double-bacon hogs

Twice the muscle means twice the meat in these gene-edited hogs, fresh from the lab in South Korea.

Climate & Energy

Airlines are investing in biofuels. How’s that shaking out?

A California producer of airplane fuel derived from household waste gets a boost from United Airlines.


How buying in bulk actually wastes food

Shop more frequently instead.


London will try to beat traffic and air pollution with this new electric bus

The Old Smoke's famous double-decker bus might be getting a whole lot greener.