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China built a giant solar field in a desert

From space, China's massive new solar farm is an impressive sight.


Chipotle’s new tortillas could be huge news for farmers

The fast-food company is teaming up with the Bread Lab to reinvent the mass-produced tortilla.


Air pollution in China and India may be worse than we realize

Improving air quality in these rapidly growing countries may be necessary just to keep the mortality rate steady -- let alone decrease it.


Americans are eating more factory-farmed meat than ever

Sorry, foodies: The food movement isn't working.

Do Panic

Poll shows Americans are starting to worry about climate change again

After a decade of worrying about other things, the number of Americans concerned about global warming is beginning to creep up again.

Climate & Energy

We’re using groundwater at a terrifying rate, and it’s not just California

Aquifers around the world are being depleted at an alarming rate, according to NASA.


Why cities should stop trying to be the next Brooklyn

Urban communities aspiring to Brooklyn's popularity should focus on taking care of their current residents -- rather than trading them in for a hipper crowd.

Business & Technology

The great 2016 Hyperloop race is on (but only if this loopy contraption works)

Friction-free pods carrying you from SF to LA at supersonic speed? Elon Musk's wacky vision moves one step closer to reality.

Going up!

How to fix America’s beef problems, in under 2 minutes

Watch author and activist Denis Hayes give an elevator pitch for his new book "Cowed" -- in an actual elevator.