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Mitch McConnell, hemp hero

It's always seemed crazy that industrial hemp got swept up in the war on drugs. The senate's Republican majority leader thinks so too.

Politics

One thing Netanyahu and Obama agree on: Climate change is a huge threat

They might have vastly different visions for how to deal with Iran, but Obama and Netanyahu agree on the necessity of climate action.

Climate & Energy

India slaps taxes on coal, while China uses less of it

As both countries get more serious about cutting pollution and building up clean energy capacity, coal feels the brunt.

Politics

What we can learn from Dr. Evil’s attack on Obama’s carbon rules

PR maestro Richard Berman serves the interests of the wealthy, but he’s just one cog in a machine. The attack on Obama's power-plant rules illustrates how.

Climate & Energy

Everyone’s talking about this video on China’s crazy air pollution

A film criticizing Beijing's pollution record has logged millions of views, and the government appears to be acknowledging its failures to implement reforms.

Cities

John Oliver is the only person who can make you laugh and care about fixing bridges

And the Last Week Tonight host has a good solution: raising gas taxes.

OUT OF THE FOG

Dutch virtual sky flood is as terrifying as it is beautiful

We haven't the foggiest idea how the Netherlands keeps making cooler eco-art than the rest of us.

Cities

These bizarre, beautiful cities of the future are also super green

Our view of the future is getting more sustainable, according to these images compiled by the U.K.’s Government Office of Science.

Climate & Energy

Thoughts on art and climate change from a Grammy-winning composer

John Luther Adams discusses the relationship between art and politics and nature, as only a flowery poet of the soul can.