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The desolation of smog

When China became the world’s workshop, it inherited the world’s air pollution, too

A visit to Beijing, and its notorious blanket of smog, brings a flashback to the U.S. industrial heartland in its heyday.

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The week in GIFs: Orange Is the New Black

You don't need a prison wife to appreciate the week's green news.


There’s trouble brewing for your coffee habit

Coffee rust is driving up the cost of that vital morning fix. Climate change will kill your buzz even harder.

Have a Koch and a frown

Why the Koch brothers hate Detroit

The Koch-funded group Americans for Prosperity is trying to kill a deal that would rescue Detroit from financial ruin.

Don't pull out all the stops

Why bikers should live by the same laws as everyone else

Some cyclists argue that it should be legal for them to blow through stop signs and traffic lights. Here's why they're wrong.


Non-hippies finally realize buying vintage could save the planet

It’s easy to get insulated with green-talk, so it's awesome when Normal People start taking note.

Climate & Energy

Billions of barrels of new reasons to not frack California

Fracking opponents are seizing on news that California shale deposits may contain 96 percent less recoverable oil than previously estimated.


These are the states where climate hawk Tom Steyer will wage political war

Steyer's super PAC plans to spend $100 million on races in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.

Climate & Energy

Pope Francis continues being awesome, says Christians should fight climate change

Next we’ll hear he’s doing shots of communion wine with Bill Nye.