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Climate & Energy

Pope Francis isn’t the only old Catholic who believes in climate change

You might have more in common with your grandpa than you think.

Science

This short film narrated by Carl Sagan will give you shivers

A three-minute film could make you feel a little more optimistic about the future.

Lithium Ion Tamer

Can a new startup lead the charge for better, cheaper batteries?

24M claims it's got a new way to bring down the cost of the big batteries that renewable energy systems need. It'll take years to see if the company's right.

Science

EPA report puts a price on carbon pollution — and it is really damn high

Doing nothing about greenhouse gas emissions would cost the U.S. billions of dollars and thousands lives.

Politics

Scott Walker doesn’t want Wisconsin officials talking climate

The Republican governor keeps a fuzzy record of public statements, but his actions have shown his true colors as a warrior against science.

the silence of the owls

What makes owls deadly could make wind turbines silent

This bird-inspired tech tweak could make wind turbines quieter -- and that might make them more effective, too.

Cities

Seattle drivers get rewarded for not being jerks

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest: Where You Can Be A Baby For Life.

Living

This bodega can’t afford rising rent so it’s throwing an Artisanal Landlord Price Hike Sale

As Jesse's Deli in Brooklyn prepares to close, its neighbors are rallying to save their local convenience store.

Dirty Minds

Air pollution is making your brain age faster

Exposure to airborne toxins may up your odds of getting dementia, sooner.