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Climate & Energy

Coal plant accident spews coal ash into North Carolina river

Just last month, Duke Energy insisted there was no reason to clean up its coal-ash piles. Oops.

Cities

Rob Ford got busted for … jaywalking

“We can’t bust you for smoking crack or being obnoxious,” the cops’ reasoning seems to be, “but you didn’t wait for the ‘walk’ signal, so WE GOT YOU!”

Climate & Energy

Future near perfect: How humans can still save the day by 2050

In "The World We Made," green guru Jonathon Porritt writes of a future where we fix the planet with renewable energy, smart food systems, and jetpacks. Bonus: It's all possible. (Except maybe the jetpacks.)

Living

Cancer rising? The numbers don’t tell a new story

We shouldn't be so eager to pin cancer on environmental causes that we misread statistics and leap to unsupported conclusions.

Cities

Here’s how to travel the entire country without ever getting in a car

This map shows all the intercity transit routes in the U.S.

Living

This newborn two-toed sloth is better than whatever else you were looking at

Just close all your other tabs.

Climate & Energy

Senate votes to keep subsidizing flood insurance in flood-prone areas

Climate change and fiscal prudence be damned.

Climate & Energy

The full Monte: Beloved Montana artist makes bold statement on climate and coal

Monte Dolack has been painting the animals of Montana for the last 40 years. In a new show, Dolack turns a critical eye to coal.

Climate & Energy

Which is more likely to drive people from their homes — floods or heat waves?

In some areas of Pakistan, it's the heat waves, though they get less attention from the media and international aid organizations.

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