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I see a darkness

What will a solar eclipse mean for solar power?

A total solar eclipse is headed for Europe on March 20. How is it going to affect the region's solar power?

Food

Is Chipotle the McDonald’s of the future — or the future of McDonald’s?

As old-school fast food loses our gullets, new-school fast food is winning our wallets. It's not exactly a revolution, but the change is for the better.

Living

Baths vs. showers, an eco-smackdown

A reader frets that taking long baths may be bad for the planet. Umbra says she's in hot water.

Climate & Energy

Meet Obama’s chief resilience officer

Harriet Tregoning, a rock star in the world of smart growth and urban planning, is now the head of HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience.

FUELED BY HANGOVERS

The only time driving and booze mix: Scotch biofuels

Scottish researchers could make your post-work Rusty Nail a little more eco-conscious. Cheers!

Living

Drop everything and watch this video of our gorgeous planet

This time-lapse from the International Space Station will stop you in your tracks.

Business & Technology

Tesla co-founder wants to reinvent the … garbage truck?

Ian Wright wants to electrify big autos -- and when cleaning up the streets, where better to start than with garbage trucks?

CCA, OMG

California communities seize control of their energy futures

Here's the coolest thing happening in the electricity world right now: communities banding together and buying their own (cleaner) power, bypassing utilities.

Climate & Energy

Here’s ONE geoengineering scheme that isn’t crazy

Sucking excess CO2 from the air could likely be our best hope for returning concentrations to pre-industrial levels. If it works.