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Oakland votes to keep coal and oil trains away

The city council also moved to divest from fossil-fuel stocks.

Killing is the sweetest thing there is

Philadelphia Zoo names adorable kittens after Game of Thrones’ deadliest pets

Because zoo employees enjoy goading the Old Gods and the New, they named the kittens Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion.

Business & Technology

This magic bus recharges while you dig for your fare

TOSA buses can charge in just 15 seconds.


Democrats are getting greener and Republicans are getting dirtier

Increasing partisan polarization is driving the two major parties farther apart on environmental policy. Example A: the wind energy tax credit.

Climate & Energy

Everything you need to know about El Niño — and more

Predictions about what El Niño's going to do this year have been thrown around for the last few months. Here's why you should care.

All-natural selection

When will the vague “natural” food label die?

All-natural Cheetos? Natural butter flavor granules? The natural food label is pretty much meaningless.

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Now Elon Musk wants to revolutionize solar panel production

SolarCity, the leading residential panel installer, is buying a solar manufacturer and planning to build a huge panel factory in New York.

Climate & Energy

Facing serious climate impacts, some Muslims put their faith in going green

Few regions on Earth have experienced climate change to the same degree as the Islamic world.

Climate & Energy

The Canadian pipeline (almost) everyone hates gets a go-ahead

Canada's prime minister has approved a pipeline from the tar sands to the Pacific. Residents and First Nations in the way are unlikely to go along quietly.

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