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man the beericades!

Craft brewers join the fight against natural gas pipelines

At the base of the Blue Ridge, a battle is brewing over a massive pipeline designed to pull shale gas to the Atlantic Coast.

Climate & Energy

We were promised methane regulations! Where are our methane regulations?!

The U.S. oil-and-gas boom is dumping oodles of methane into the atmosphere, and so far, the feds haven't gotten meaningful regulations together.

Back bone connected to the coral bone

Turns out coral reefs could help mend human bones

Good thing we figured that out before we wiped them out completely.

Climate & Energy

This could be the hottest year on record, again

The first nine months of 2014 broke the heat record, and now we're on track for this whole year to be the warmest ever.

The sun! It burns!

Rooftop solar is just the beginning; utilities must innovate or go extinct

Fights over rooftop solar generally focus on "net metering," but the challenge to utilities is far greater than that, and if they hope to survive, their response must be more ambitious.

Climate & Energy

How skyrocketing development in Texas could suck the state dry

The Lone Star State is losing open space faster than any other, and that's bad news for the water cycle.

That's where the money is

U.K. climate activists take divestment to the banks

A new campaign in Britain aims to get banks to stop investing in the fossil fuel industry.

Cities

These conservatives make the case for vibrant cities. Most of their friends ignore them.

A few conservative intellectuals are speaking out against sprawl, and for denser "new urbanist" development. Sadly, their arguments will never gain traction.

Food

Watch Mark Bittman explain the virtues of fast food

Bittman's new cookbook explains, step-by-step, how to cut all the dilly-dallying out of meal-making.

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