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Climate & Energy

Willie, Neil, we love you — but here’s who we really want to see play a green benefit

It’s hard to grab the attention of people outside the green choir with an encore of “After the Gold Rush” performed in a cornfield.

Living

Is it really OK to pour paint down the drain?

A reader wonders if it's really safe to wash his paint brushes in the sink. Umbra gives him the three-bucket challenge.

RICE DREAM

Done shivering? Now try the rice bucket challenge

Now that everyone and their grandma has done the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge, India takes it up a notch.

Food

Why Arizona is doing low-resource farming right

How this Arizona aquaponics farm is building a better food system.

Politics

After Ferguson, what next?

The protests may be winding down for now, but if the history of activism tells us anything, it's that this is precisely when the longer-term changes start to unfold.

biomass backward

Europe is burning our forests for “renewable” energy. Wait, what?

The European Union decided that burning wood to generate electricity was good for the climate. WRONG.

Climate & Energy

There have been 5 — yes, 5! — monster hurricanes in the eastern Pacific this year

And we're only halfway through the season.

Food

Why Arkansas is doing CSAs right

How this Fayetteville organization is building a better food system.

Food

How can we stop the world from having too many babies? Feed more people

If we aim to slow the rocketing population graph, all the evidence points in the same direction: prosperity cuts the birth rate, which will spare the planet.