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Climate & Energy

Should the feds bail out coal miners?

As we shift to a cleaner economy, what do we owe workers from the coal fields? What about workers from other dying industries?

Climate & Energy

Why clean energy might be cheaper than you think

A new report written for the European Commission says cleaner power is cheaper power when all costs are considered.

Climate & Energy

A place with the population of West Virginia just powered a work day entirely on clean energy

Here's one for the naysayers who insist renewable energy can't keep the lights on and power our cities.

bowl movement

Drop a brick, feel better about the California drought

A witty crowdfunding campaign is hawking water-saving toilet "bricks" for Californians.

Wild Midwest

Money, death, and danger in North Dakota’s fracking capital

Being a waitress in Williston, N.D., is just as horrible as it sounds.

Food

Watch Cascadian Farm’s dramatic effort to save the bees

A General Mills-owned company is trying to save the bees -- one flower bomb at a time.

Treebola

How deforestation helped unleash Ebola

When the forests of Guinea were cut down, fruit bats and humans became a lot cozier -- and so did their diseases.

Cities

Meet the mailman who mapped Rio’s slums before Google could

An ex-bodysurfing champ and former census worker is leading a volunteer effort to give slum residents mailing addresses.

Climate & Energy

Pentagon says we could soon be fighting climate wars

The Defense Department says global warming "poses immediate risks to U.S. national security."

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