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Climate & Energy

First Nations, first dibs, says Canada’s Supreme Court

The prospects for Canada's energy industry to pipe Alberta oil to the West Coast just got much cloudier thanks to a ruling in favor of First Nation rights.

Love train

This floating magnetic pod is the public transit of the future (we hope)

Israel Aerospace Industries is teaming up with California-based SkyTran to build a personal maglev system for its corporate campus.


The public comment process is where bureaucracy and democracy get a room

Welcome to the most democratic, weird, and earnest corner of our federal government.

Climate & Energy

The oil boom in one slick infographic

There's a mess of oil (and oil data) out there. This nifty interactive infographic will help you make sense of it all.

Buzz kill much?

Just how friendly are your “bee-friendly” plants?

"Bee-deadly" might be more accurate thanks to widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides. But now retailers like Home Depot are trying to fix the problem.

Hope springs infernal

To motivate climate activists, use optimism

Hope is critical as a motivator in the very doom-heavy world of climate change activism, according to a new study.

Sticky Situation

Yes, it’s getting hotter in the U.S. — but the humidity will kill you

Hotter temperatures mixed with humidity will make it unbearable to live in, oh, everywhere.

Stands And Deliver

Farm stands turn your backyard kale into cold, hard cash

Farm stands enable your neighbors to sell you farmers-market-quality produce with lemonade-stand convenience. But not all cities are psyched about them.

Climate & Energy

The greenest man in America doesn’t drive a Prius or shop at Whole Foods

Lipo Chanthanasak's activism is so organic, granola gets jealous.

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