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Climate & Energy

The developing world is beating the U.S. at clean energy

Developing countries are poised to lead the world on clean energy investment.

Cities

Seattle’s tunneling megamachine is more effed than we thought

Bertha, the tunneling machine drilling beneath downtown, is falling apart.

Climate & Energy

Look forward to a sweaty future, America, thanks to climate change

There's a lot of bodily moisture in the cards as parts of the U.S. get warmer, and more people choose to move to those parts of the country.

Climate & Energy

7 reasons why America needs to get tough on smog

Big Oil has launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign arguing we don't need and can’t afford strong limits on ozone pollution. They're wrong.

Climate & Energy

I kayaked to Shell and back. Here’s what I learned

The personal met the political in Seattle's Elliott Bay.

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Activists blockade Seattle port to protest Shell’s Arctic drilling plans

Protesters left their kayaks behind and took to the streets to prevent workers from reaching Shell's Polar Pioneer rig, which arrived in the city last week.

Living

Need a pick-me-up? We’ll be here (if you help us stay alive)

Here's your chaser to depressing planetary news.

Science

Sneakerheads’ souls crumble as their soles crumble

A common sneaker material doesn't play well with water and oxygen -- i.e. Earth's atmosphere.

Business & Technology

Texans are freaking out over this natural gas pipeline — with good reason

The Trans-Pecos pipeline would carry gas from Texas fields down to Mexico, right through the pristine Big Bend region.