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Michael Shellenberger to climate activists: It’s not the end of the world

The coauthor of "The Death of Environmentalism" talks about the Anthropocene, an era of big decisions, and why global warming isn't his greatest concern.


Zakiya Harris says communities of color can lead us to a sustainable future

This Oakland-based hip hop artist and green crusader says the inner city is fertile ground for change.


Obama and Romney ignore climate, could learn from Hillary Clinton

Climate change got no mention in any of the presidential debates. It's left to Clinton to explain why climate is a national-security issue.


Climate silence: It’s the right, stupid

There's a lot being written about the absence of climate change from the presidential race. Blame the conservative movement's Obama-era lurch away from sanity.


These guerrilla cartographers are mapping the edible world

From charting food deserts to plotting the ingredients of beer, gastro-nerds will swoon over the maps in "Food: An Atlas."


Building up, not selling out: Can denser cities save family farms?

Innovative programs promote smart growth by shifting development rights from rural land to the urban core, limiting sprawl and increasing inner-city density at the same time.


Ask Umbra: Are these sorority sisters beyond help?

A reader asks if the Greeks can be convinced to recycle. Umbra says listen up, Kappa Kappa Gamma, it’s time to get with the earth lovin’ programma.

Climate & Energy

The human cost of coal, in photos

Steve Hawk and Ami Vitale traveled to the mountains of West Virginia, small-town Michigan, and a reservation in Nevada to match human faces and stories with the cost of coal.

Climate & Energy

As the climate warms, New England farming starts to look more like the mid-Atlantic

The Slow Ride crew visits a farm in New Hampshire to talk climate -- and test out the corn maze.