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Climate & Energy

Muslim leaders call for climate action in new declaration

It's not just the pope anymore.

Clinton comes out against Arctic drilling

Her move comes one day after the Obama administration gave Shell the final go-ahead to drill in the region.

Climate & Energy

Letter from Texas: Floods didn’t drown the drought

Even before the rubble from the floods has had time to settle, the water’s effect on the drought has already started to recede.

The Cable Guy

How do you study an underwater volcano? Build an underwater laboratory

John Delaney is taking the internet underwater, and bringing the deep ocean to the public.


How microbes can make plastic from sunshine, carbon, and a little bit of love

Plastic is an amazing part of our modern world, but it comes with a lot of downsides -- so scientists are using synthetic biology to make it better.

Business & Technology

Here’s why I won’t be buying anything from Amazon again

From clogging up our city to crushing its warehouse workers, there are lots of reasons to leave Amazon for good.

Climate & Energy

Obama gives Shell the final OK to drill in the Arctic

This time it's for real: The oil giant has all the permits it needs to begin deep drilling off the coast of Alaska.

Climate & Energy

Stop trashing the climate! EPA’s new plan would crack down on landfills

The latest component of Obama's climate plan aims to cut methane emissions from garbage by one third.


New research shows a flaw in the plan to tax soda out of existence

Merchants aren't passing the cost along to consumers, and that means the tax might not reduce soda consumption as supporters intended.