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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.

Climate & Energy

China, Brazil, and the U.S. all unveil new climate goals

When three of the world's biggest polluters pledge to do more to rein in their climate emissions, that's a pretty good day.

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These ocean trash shoes aren’t even ugly!

Yeah, we were surprised, too.


Trucks kill bicyclists all the time. This tool could change that

Trucks are singularly lethal vehicles when it comes to accidents with pedestrians and cyclists. But there's a way to make them less deadly.

Green Screen

“True Detective” makes us wonder: Is Los Angeles totally unlovable?

In the new season of "True Detective," the city of Los Angeles is as dirty and soulless as its flawed protagonists.

You should be excited about this SCOTUS decision, too

ICYMI: The Supreme Court ruled on another major discrimination case last week.

Business & Technology

GM wheat trial fails, but science wins anyway

British researchers tried to engineer a kind of wheat that would repel bugs without need for insecticide. They failed, but they still learned a lot.


The Dalai Lama calls for swift climate action and pals around with Patti Smith

Forget Kanye West -- the Tibetan leader rocked a panel on climate change to discuss environmental responsibility and Pope Francis' encyclical.


Humans really are unprecedented in Earth’s geological history — and that’s a bad thing

The science is in! The planet hasn't changed this much since the evolution of multicellular animals.