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Business & Technology

This fake LEGO ad shows the Arctic drowning in an oil spill

LEGO of our brand loyalty, Shell! Greenpeace made a video to protest the pairing of oil and toys, and to remind us all that the Arctic is in trouble.

parks and reparations

How our fear of “wilding” colored the Central Park Five case

After a heinous crime in a New York greenspace, we stripped five young men of their humanity. They paid dearly for it.

Climate & Energy

Tired of just ruining your garden, kudzu destroys the climate, too

New study finds kudzu and other invasives can release carbon that had been sequestered in the soil.

Location, location, location

When storms hit, scrappy local reporters rush to the rescue

Small news websites are filling in some of the void left by shrinking city newspapers and TV news coverage. They're proving their worth in times of disaster.

Politics

Will the U.S. keep spending taxpayer money on dirty coal plants abroad?

President Obama ordered the U.S. Export-Import Bank to stop funding coal plants, but some members are Congress are trying to undermine that ban.

Climate & Energy

‘Rollin’ Coal’ culture warriors want to douse your Prius with their smoke-belching trucks

The thinking seems to be, “I hate you and your clean air! I’ll show you by mutilating my truck and burning my money one $3.86 gallon at a time!”

Climate & Energy

Canadians are eating tar-sands pollution

New research paints an alarming picture of wildlife being contaminated by tar-sands extraction -- wildlife that First Nations have long hunted for food.

Food

Vegetarians live longer, pollute less — and you no longer have to take their word for it

New research shows that a vegetarian diet is good for you and the climate, both. Just please, go easy on the lentils.

Climate & Energy

Why Tom Steyer is not a hypocrite

He used to invest in coal projects, but he doesn't anymore, and the climate movement is happy to welcome people who've newly seen the light.

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