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A union divided

Why is this union fighting Obama’s power plant regulations while saying it supports climate action?

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is cosponsoring the upcoming People’s Climate March even while it speaks out against EPA climate rules.

Climate & Energy

Sierra Club honors environmental justice. Who’s next?

The club's new award is named after environmental justice pioneer Robert Bullard. Nice move. Here are some ideas for other green groups.

Climate & Energy

Watch drought take over the entire state of California in one GIF

California, the producer of half of the nation's fruits, veggies, and nuts, is experiencing its third-worst drought on record.


As residents leave this Detroit street, it sprouts art

The Heidelberg Project is art made of abandoned houses. It has attracted a steady stream of pilgrims -- and now, it seems, arsonists as well.


How to forage for wild berries

A primer on American-born berries, plus a pie for whatever berries you have on hand.

Plant Suits

Patagonia makes waves with plant-based wetsuits and obligatory weed jokes

The outdoor outfitter has cooked up a green alternative to non-biodegradable, resource-intensive neoprene. But no, it's not going to get you high.

Green house

Using Airbnb is greener than staying in hotels

Score one for the sharing economy? According to a new study, travelers who choose Airbnb tend to eat up less energy than hotel guests.


Cargill promises to get right with palm oil

The agricultural giant joins a growing bandwagon of companies pledging not to promote deforestation as they supply their (and our) vegetable-oil habits.

Under water

The EPA’s struggle to combat water pollution

Frustration and inaction color efforts to enforce the Clean Water Act.

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