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Living

You know it’s good when your biggest transportation problem is too many cyclists

We can learn some things about public transportation from how the Dutch handle their bike traffic jams.

vegan malaise

Vegan because plants don’t have feelings? You’re going to need a new reason.

Have fun eating air.

Politics

Clean energy advocates need to speak up if they want black lawmakers to hear them

Why are some African-American lawmakers taking their cues from the fossil-fuel industry? They're not getting the other side of the story.

Climate & Energy

Now congressional Republicans are digging through scientists’ grant proposals

Rep. Lamar Smith has launched an aggressive campaign against what he sees as misguided money management at the National Science Foundation.

Climate & Energy

We can provide power to everyone without a huge leap in emissions, study finds

The world’s poorest people use so little energy at the moment that initially, upon being connected to the grid, they will not add much to the climate crisis.

Food

Faith and fears in Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

What it’s like to drink bourbon with one of America’s most respected writers -- and to meet the farming community that surrounds him.

Climate & Energy

Is there hope for West Virginia as it moves away from coal?

Not as much as we might like, because next the state will fixate on fracking for natural gas, as West Virginia native Jeff Young explains.

Food

Instead of trying to feed the world, we should be ending poverty

Relieving poverty is the single most important step we could take toward reducing hunger -- and way more effective than boosting crop yields.

Business & Technology

What’s the best solar charger for my cellphone?

A reader needs a better solar charger, and he's buying on a budget. Umbra plugs him in.

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