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Climate & Energy

Everybody needs a Climate Thing

Each person views climate change from their own idiosyncratic angle — and that could be the key to making progress in fighting the problem.


Help me pack the greenest picnic basket

A reader is trying to avoid plastic picnicware. Umbra forks over the goods.


When, exactly, did humans become an actual geological force?

Now that we've figured out what the Anthropocene is, no one can agree on when it started.

Climate & Energy

California’s snowpack is at a record low

More bad news for drought-parched California.

Climate & Energy

Wanna change an oil exec’s mind on climate? Here’s how

Make it a family affair.


This sea creature has a huge manatee-crush on Leonardo DiCaprio

If manatees could use emojis, this one would be all heart-eyes for Leo and his new eco-resort.


Thawing permafrost could be the worst climate threat you haven’t heard of

Permafrost is supposed to stay frozen -- and it turns out it could be seriously bad news for the atmosphere if it doesn't.

Climate & Energy

5 years after a deadly coal mine disaster, what’s changed?

As the trial winds up for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, Coal Country is going through tectonic shifts.

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This affordable housing complex has a solar farm on its roof

A community solar project in Seattle is powering the real sharing economy.