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Food

Should meat be a luxury?

A sustainable meat company wants beef to be a luxury food. But will America buy it?

Climate & Energy

A Keystone XL activist gets his day in court

The good news is Alec Johnson got off with a small fine. The bad news is he didn't get to say a peep about why he performed his act of civil disobedience.

candy crushed

John Oliver’s takedown of the sugar industry is pretty sweet

The Last Week Tonight host slams Big Sugar just in time for Halloween.

Nothing But Net Metering

Black lawmakers push back against coal utilities’ new trick

Utilities are using black lawmakers to drive up prices on clean energy -- and the long-term health of low-income communities of color hangs in the balance.

Business & Technology

This plane could lower carbon emissions — and give everyone a window seat

A design firm proposed a lighter airplane that may help lower carbon emissions for air travel.

Climate & Energy

Will falling gas prices be bad for the climate?

Lower prices could have two negative effects: more gasoline burning and less investment in cleaner alternatives and technologies.

Business & Technology

There are still tons of BP oil on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

A new study shows that cleanup efforts barely scratched the surface.

Very carefully

How can we get power to the poor without frying the planet?

Nearly 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, but bringing them up to a western level of consumption of fossil fuels will fry the planet. What's the ethical path forward?

Living

Is it better to crank up the thermostat or buy a space heater?

A reader wants to stay warm without wasting energy. Umbra turns up the heat.

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