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Climate & Energy

What will it take to get electricity to the world’s poor?

What's the most promising way to extend electricity to those who now lack it? Is it top-down, extending the centralized grid and building large power plants? Or is it bottom-up, with distributed energy?

Climate & Energy

5 things still broken 2 years after Superstorm Sandy

The disastrous hurricane hit two years ago this week. But red tape has made rebuilding painfully slow.

Climate & Energy

The craziest things Republican candidates have said about climate change in one video

Can the GOP's 2014 candidates give a straight answer on climate change? It appears not.

topical depression

Climate depression is for real. Just ask a scientist

Climate change takes its toll on the scientists who study it. But maybe those on the front lines can eventually help the rest of us cope.

Food

Should meat be a luxury?

A sustainable meat company wants beef to be a luxury food. But will America buy it?

Climate & Energy

A Keystone XL activist gets his day in court

The good news is Alec Johnson got off with a small fine. The bad news is he didn't get to say a peep about why he performed his act of civil disobedience.

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John Oliver’s takedown of the sugar industry is pretty sweet

The Last Week Tonight host slams Big Sugar just in time for Halloween.

Nothing But Net Metering

Black lawmakers push back against coal utilities’ new trick

Utilities are using black lawmakers to drive up prices on clean energy -- and the long-term health of low-income communities of color hangs in the balance.

Business & Technology

This plane could lower carbon emissions — and give everyone a window seat

A design firm proposed a lighter airplane that may help lower carbon emissions for air travel.

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