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Cities

Cities are lapping countries on climate action

Mayors and municipal governments are doing a lot, and can do a lot more, even while national governments are pathetic laggards.

Climate & Energy

Antarctic ice melt causes small shift in gravity

Gravity — yes, gravity — is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica.

Food

Why Vermont is doing maple syrup right

How this farm in Northern Vermont is building a better food system.

Climate & Energy

The U.N.’s climate message is as tall as a skyscraper, and it’s gorgeous

The United Nations doesn't want the world to forget about climate change. And it's making big, flashy statements about it.

Climate & Energy

How solar can become the world’s largest source of electricity

Even the stodgy International Energy Agency is scrambling to keep up with the good news on solar panels.

Climate & Energy

Naomi Klein on how fossil fuels threaten our ability to have healthy children

Why oil spills, fracking, and climate change pose a special danger to the youngest members of all species.

Living

Belgian brewery plans beer pipeline. Residents pray for spill.

The two-mile pipeline, connecting the De Halve Maan Brewery to its bottling plant, would cut truck traffic on the streets of Bruges by 85 percent.

Food

Why Utah is doing honey right

How three young brothers from the Cache Valley are building a better food system.

Climate & Energy

In the protest-icon game, polar bear beats carbon bubble

At Flood Wall Street, where parade floats doubled as works of art and costumes irked the cops, we saw the power of protest imagery -- and its limitations.

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