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Business & Technology

In the cities of the future, skyscrapers could be made out of wood

A Canadian architect thinks we should build skyscrapers out of wood to save the earth and climate a whole lotta hurt.

Cities

Chicago’s garbage trucks will be rollin’ on volts

Our trash won't be riding dirty for too much longer. North America's first electric garbage truck is rolling through Chicago.

blobfish

Here’s why landlubbers should care about the ocean

If your eyes are already glazing over, bear with me -- here are 6 ways you should be thinking about the ocean.

Jon Stewart reminds us it’s climate change that’ll kill us, not Ebola or ISIS

Yes, even if Ebola piggybacked on ISIS across our porous border.

Climate & Energy

The SXSW kids are about to get schooled by the dean of environmental justice

Robert Bullard, who keynotes the eco-geek conference, says the war for climate justice will be won (or lost) in the South.

Climate & Energy

No, we should not abandon the 2C target

Two academics argue that the international community should drop the long-held goal of limiting global average temperature rise to 2 degrees C or less. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Politics

Examining Eric Holder’s environmental record at the Justice Department

The attorney general said it was a “personal mission” to ensure that everyone enjoyed the same environmental protections. He quickly learned how difficult that would be.

Food

Finding the magic and manure in one family’s farming chronicles

The Brockman family writes about the challenges of the seasons, the hard realities of farming organically, and the turmoil of climate change.

THIRST FOR JUSTICE

Apparently, water is a luxury in Detroit, not a right

A judge says Detroit can continue to cut off water to residents because the city "can't afford any revenue slippage."

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