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Climate & Energy

How to fix the climate, in one simple flowchart

Will eating fewer hamburgers help? How about dumping iron into the ocean? Here's your one-stop shop for the answers.

Business & Technology

Tesla was not in fact worse than Solyndra, I argue on TV

The government didn't make a fortune off Tesla because it's not in the business of stock investing -- its loan program aimed to grow the whole electric-car market.

Climate & Energy

British Columbia opposes big tar-sands pipeline

The province told the Canadian government that the proposed Northern Gateway project poses too many environmental risks and has too few safeguards.


Ask Umbra: Can I pee in my compost pile?

When a reader frets about "going" outdoors, Umbra relieves the anxiety.


Breaking the grass ceiling: On U.S. farms, women are taking the reins

Drawn by a desire to feed the world, build community, and find a meaningful life, more and more women are cultivating careers in farming.


Farmers fatales: Here are the women who grow your food [SLIDESHOW]

Female farmers are as colorful as the crops they raise. These pictures will give you a taste of who they are and what they grow.

Climate & Energy

Corporate sustainability is not sustainable

Green initiatives are ubiquitous at companies like IBM, Walmart, and Walt Disney. But corporations aren't meaningfully addressing the primary barrier to sustainability, climate change.


Local economies, global responsibility: A vision for the next great American century

If we manage well, we can achieve a higher quality of life both individually and socially.

Climate & Energy

It’s hard to sea, but the globe is still warming

Did you hear that global warming has slowed down or even stopped? Sorry to burst your bubble, but the extra heat is just sleeping with the fishes. For now.