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Climate & Energy

Why is Harvard buying vineyards in drought-ravaged California?

Harvard University's endowment fund bought 10,000 acres in the famed Paso Robles wine region.

Climate & Energy

Enjoy it while it lasts — winter is moving north

A zippy new infographic shows how our winters are warming. Type in your city and find out whose secondhand seasons you'll have by 2100.

Climate & Energy

The leaders of the next U.N. climate talks are already pessimistic

Two of the leading architects of a major U.N. agreement on climate are trying to soften expectations.

Business & Technology

These 3D-printed bricks could replace your AC — except you, Florida

3D-printed bricks that act like air conditioners -- cool new technology for the win!

Climate & Energy

Score one for ALEC: West Virginia is first state to repeal a renewable energy standard

Other states are also moving to roll back renewable policies, much to the delight of the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council.


Should I run the bathroom fan while showering?

A reader wants to blow off some steam. Umbra says don't waste your energy.


It’s not just climate change: Some GOP leaders disregard science on vaccines too

Chris Christie and Rand Paul have both pandered to anti-vaxxer parents. Here’s why.


5 surprising electric car Meccas

Electric cars are about to blow up in these cities -- and none are on the coasts.

Climate & Energy

Was 2014 really the hottest? Here’s why it doesn’t matter

Instead of getting stuck on annual heat records, we need to focus on the trend of global warming.