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Why climate change is not an environmental problem: The video

Watch this cool new video about the threat of climate change and why it doesn't fit in the "environmental" box.

Climate & Energy

The limits of climate adaptation are social, not physical or economic

We badly need a better understanding of the social limits of climate adaption. To that end, a new framework.


Ask Umbra: Could dish soap make our family sick?

A reader wonders how to talk to her hardworking hubby about his poor choice of suds. Umbra dishes out some advice.

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Restoring a community garden in the Sandy-torn Rockaways

Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Seagirt Boulevard Community Garden. Now, a group of volunteers is working hard to rebuild this important green fixture.


Bike sharing goes global

More than 500 cities in 49 countries now boast bikeshares. It's the fastest-growing mode of transport in history.

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In Gasland sequel, fracking saga’s pressure ratchets up

Gasland Part II shows how much higher the stakes have grown in the battle over fracking since Josh Fox made its predecessor.

Climate & Energy

Everybody chill out a little, carbon trading will be fine

A recent effort to reform the European Union's carbon-trading system failed, but that doesn't mean carbon trading is dead in Europe, or anywhere else.


Locally owned businesses can help communities thrive — and survive climate change

Cities where small businesses account for a relatively large share of the economy have stronger social networks and more engaged citizens.


A gag too far: How ag-gag laws can backfire

As Big Food pushes harder to limit farm exposés, it may only broaden and strengthen the animal protection movement.