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Cities

Pollution could land your kid at the back of the class — and in prison

Recent studies show that air pollution decreases test scores and contributes to ADHD, both of which can cause big trouble later in life.

Politics

How the GOP-run Senate could ruin global climate action here and abroad

Undermining the EPA also means undermining climate treaty negotiations in Paris next year.

Politics

David Roberts explains postmodern conservatism in 36 tweets

A case headed to the Supreme Court is a crucial turning point in the American conservative movement's ability to assert that black is white and up is down.

Climate & Energy

Will China help Obama save the planet?

The U.S.-China talks could be a crucial step in the fight against global warming.

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California’s new coffee farm isn’t your average joe

Jay Ruskey is the first farmer in the continental U.S. to grow coffee commercially. Here's what that means for the future of coffee.

Living

Mamas, please let your daughters grow up to be scientists

An embarrassingly small proportion of real-life scientists are women. This photographer wants to change that.

Climate & Energy

Texas official ignores voters’ ban on fracking

Days after Denton passed its fracking ban, Texas Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick said she'd keep giving oil companies permits to drill.

The Dead Sea

Dead zones are coming for your rivers, lakes, and oceans

A new study found that climate change is increasing the chance of dead zones worldwide. Oh great.

Climate & Energy

Could this rock save the planet?

Olivine may be kryptonite for climate change, but it fights CO2 as only a mineral can -- incredibly slowly.

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