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Climate & Energy

Lousiana has a crazy plan to save its sinking coastline

The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coastline with a 50-year, $50 billion plan based on science that’s never been tested and money it doesn’t have. What could go wrong?

Climate & Energy

Coal giant exploits the global poor to save its own hide

Peabody Energy, the world's biggest private coal company, is trying to pitch itself as a friend of poor people. Oh, the ironies abound.

Business & Technology

The Supreme Court has no time for BP’s BS

SCOTUS denied the oil giant's request to take another look at the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

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Paris plans to ban cars from its city center

To fight smog, the city's badass mayor wants to outlaw unnecessary traffic, ban all diesel cars, and double the number of bike lanes.

Living

Why environmentalists should support the Black Lives Matter protests

Still missing the connection between the fight for the planet and the movement that has grown out of the killing of Michael Brown and Eric Garner? Let us explain.

Climate & Energy

Adapting to climate change will cost much more than we thought

And we still don't know how in the world to pay for it. That's the bottom line of a jarring new report from the U.N. Environment Fund.

Climate & Energy

A Republican rep calls for his party to “recognize the reality” of climate change

Chris Gibson, whose upstate New York district has been hit hard by mega-storms, plans to introduce a climate-related resolution in the House.

Living

Is there such thing as a “green” poinsettia?

A reader wants an eco-friendly holiday plant option. Umbra poinsettias out the obvious.

Food

We can feed the world without chopping down more forests

And we should, even if that means -- gasp! -- using synthetic fertilizers.