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Buzz kill much?

Just how friendly are your “bee-friendly” plants?

"Bee-deadly" might be more accurate thanks to widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides. But now retailers like Home Depot are trying to fix the problem.

Hope springs infernal

To motivate climate activists, use optimism

Hope is critical as a motivator in the very doom-heavy world of climate change activism, according to a new study.

Sticky Situation

Yes, it’s getting hotter in the U.S. — but the humidity will kill you

Hotter temperatures mixed with humidity will make it unbearable to live in, oh, everywhere.

Stands And Deliver

Farm stands turn your backyard kale into cold, hard cash

Farm stands enable your neighbors to sell you farmers-market-quality produce with lemonade-stand convenience. But not all cities are psyched about them.

Climate & Energy

The greenest man in America doesn’t drive a Prius or shop at Whole Foods

Lipo Chanthanasak's activism is so organic, granola gets jealous.

joke's on you, assholes

Obama is absolutely lambasting Republicans on climate change now

The Democrats are increasingly using climate change as a wedge, marginalizing Republicans as elections approach.


How can we break the cycle of bigger farms and fewer farmers?

A new documentary, Dryland, illustrates the brutal logic of rural depopulation. But the process isn't inevitable.

Hay-Z Summer

I got 99 climate change problems — don’t make sexual harassment one

As a friend and fellow woman out in the warming world succinctly put it: “It got hot out, I put on a dress, people said things to me.”

Pulp Nonfiction

Ask Umbra: How many times can you recycle paper, anyway?

A reader wonders how far recycled paper can go. Umbra delivers.

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