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Climate & Energy

Meet Obama’s chief resilience officer

Harriet Tregoning, a rock star in the world of smart growth and urban planning, is now the head of HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience.

FUELED BY HANGOVERS

The only time driving and booze mix: Scotch biofuels

Scottish researchers could make your post-work Rusty Nail a little more eco-conscious. Cheers!

Living

Drop everything and watch this video of our gorgeous planet

This time-lapse from the International Space Station will stop you in your tracks.

Business & Technology

Tesla co-founder wants to reinvent the … garbage truck?

Ian Wright wants to electrify big autos -- and when cleaning up the streets, where better to start than with garbage trucks?

CCA, OMG

California communities seize control of their energy futures

Here's the coolest thing happening in the electricity world right now: communities banding together and buying their own (cleaner) power, bypassing utilities.

Climate & Energy

Here’s ONE geoengineering scheme that isn’t crazy

Sucking excess CO2 from the air could likely be our best hope for returning concentrations to pre-industrial levels. If it works.

Climate & Energy

Meet the invasives: We’ve got crabs, but maybe they’re not so bad

It's National Invasive Species Awareness Week. But are they really scary invaders, or exciting new neighbors? The choice is yours.

Shrinking Pains

Micro-living isn’t just a Portlandia sketch — it’s my life

This fictional home has a bathtub and I don’t even have a bathroom sink, but I get it: Tiny living is not easy.

Defuster-Clucking

We love this fake plan to turn Seattle’s fusterclucked tunnel into a park

Bertha is still stuck, but locals have a plan to upcycle the unfinished highway tunnel under downtown.

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