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Scott Walker doesn’t want Wisconsin officials talking climate

The Republican governor keeps a fuzzy record of public statements, but his actions have shown his true colors as a warrior against science.

the silence of the owls

What makes owls deadly could make wind turbines silent

This bird-inspired tech tweak could make wind turbines quieter -- and that might make them more effective, too.


Seattle drivers get rewarded for not being jerks

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest: Where You Can Be A Baby For Life.


This bodega can’t afford rising rent so it’s throwing an Artisanal Landlord Price Hike Sale

As Jesse's Deli in Brooklyn prepares to close, its neighbors are rallying to save their local convenience store.

Dirty Minds

Air pollution is making your brain age faster

Exposure to airborne toxins may up your odds of getting dementia, sooner.

Looking on the Blight Side of Things

California is figuring out the whole drought thing for the rest of us

Turns out there's an upside to the ongoing drought in the U.S.

Climate & Energy

Rick Perry is on the payroll of a controversial oil pipeline company in Texas

Most presidential candidates step down from corporate boards to avoid conflicts of interest. Not the ex-Texas governor.

The Sanders of time

Bernie Sanders tells Bill Maher: Climate change is young people’s issue, and mine, too

Progressive presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he's going to reach out to young voters by emphasizing his calls for climate action.

Compact dis

Are solar compactors actually good for the earth?

They're popping up in greener cities everywhere -- those solar-powered public trash cans. But do they actually make a difference? Umbra has the answer.