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What all our computers together can tell us about climate change

By hooking up laptops and desktops into a distributing computing network, volunteers can help climate scientists crunch numbers.

Climate & Energy

Climate-changed oceans will mess with life above and below water

Oceans make up 70 percent of the Earth’s surface; as they absorb more and more atmospheric heat and CO2, their changes will be felt on land, too.

A workforce in a fast lane

Want a job? Knock on Tesla’s door

Tesla has hired about 3,000 people during the past year, making it the No. 1 auto employer in California. And it's planning to hire 500 more this year.


This giant hamster wheel is cleaning up Baltimore Harbor

You still shouldn't just chuck your old boots into the harbor, but it’s pretty cool, right?


San Francisco considers banning exports of coal and petcoke

The city is exploring a proposal to keep "hazardous fossil fuel materials" away from its ports.


If you keep illegally dumping fracking waste, Big Oil, we’ll keep videotaping you

We’ve got camera phones, and we aren’t afraid to use them. And by "we" I mean mom and organic farmer Amber Lyssy.

adapt or be sued

Get ready for a whole new kind of climate change lawsuit

An insurance company is suing Chicago-area municipalities for not doing enough to prepare for climate change–juiced flooding.


Climate change is turning sea turtles female

At incubation temperatures higher than 84 degrees F, fewer and fewer males are born. They need a box fan or more umbrella drinks, stat!

Climate & Energy

Is the Obama admin leaning toward requiring frackers to disclose the chemicals they use?

In an interview with Grist, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz suggested that frackers might need to be more forthcoming about their chemical cocktails.

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