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Climate & Energy

These countries are making polluters pay

By next year, nearly half of global GDP will be covered by cap-and-trade programs.

Climate & Energy

Protests, oil prices add fuel to the divestment fire

Sit-ins make the moral case for universities to dump their fossil fuel investments, but the collapse of oil prices adds a push from the invisible hand.

Living

Is Drake the perfect role model for the green movement?

Drake is one of the most successful image makeover stories in hip-hop.

the early bear gets the warm

Yellowstone’s grizzlies have officially given up on winter

It's so warm that the park's famous grizzlies are coming out of hibernation earlier than ever before.

Climate & Energy

Mississippi utility must repay $281M for illegally financing “clean coal”

The state supreme court ruled that Mississippi Power "exceeded its authority" when it raised electricity rates for 186,000 households to fund a controversial, $6.17 billion power plant.

Climate & Energy

If you think that California is dry now, wait until the 2050s

When it comes to drought in the West, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Living

There’s a scary amount of plastic in the ocean. Here’s who put it there

The U.S. isn't as bad as you'd think …

Fifty states of play

The fight over Obama’s Clean Power Plan heats up in the states

States are charged with implementing Obama's carbon rule for power plants. Which ones will cooperate and which ones won't?

Cities

A surprising tool to slow gentrification: Land trusts

Community land trusts can guarantee a level of economic diversity in urban neighborhoods, and help locals take charge of their own destiny.