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Minimum wage against the machine

Why we’re watching this climate scientist turned socialist politician

Jess Spear was a driving force behind the $15 minimum wage campaign in Seattle, and now she's running for the Washington State Legislature.


Airbnb thinks your apartment would make a great illegal bistro

Not content to make a fortune off of other people’s houses, Airbnb wants you to make dinner for people you don’t know, and pay Airbnb for the privilege.

Climate & Energy

Fish are great at fighting climate change. Too bad we’re eating them all.

Fish are superheroes when it comes to sequestering carbon and slowing global warming -- but overfishing and bycatch are killing these deep-sea ecosystems.

The Meat-inators

Move over, Avatar: Suzy Amis-Cameron (James’ wife) fights environmental disaster with vegan school lunches

Suzy Amis-Cameron says the school she founded will soon offer only plant-based meals.

Climate & Energy

Red states pump out more carbon pollution than blue ones

Which states are going to kick up a fuss over the EPA's proposed power-plant rules? New data from Yale, along with some clever maps, help answer this question.

Climate & Energy

Four reasons to love Obama’s power plant rules, and three reasons not to

Don't know what to think of EPA’s proposal for regulating CO2 emissions from existing power plants? We've boiled the brouhaha down for you.

Climate & Energy

Three reasons you shouldn’t lose hope on climate change

Ezra Klein recently declared that we've lost the climate fight. We beg to differ.

Drawing the line

These illustrations make climate change palpable — and hilarious

Life on Earth is looking pretty rough, but that doesn't mean it can't be funny. Here's an excerpt from "The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change."

Climate & Energy

Climate change is washing WWII soldiers from their graves

Ghosts of one of mankind’s greatest tragedies returning, a macabre warning in the face of this, humanity’s next great folly.

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