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Climate & Energy

Florida officials say they didn’t ban the phrase “climate change,” but don’t believe them

Gov. Rick Scott denies that his administration prohibited talk of climate change, but former employees continue to say otherwise.

Business & Technology

Solar power just had its best year ever

2014 was a banner year for solar in the U.S., with 30 percent more photovoltaic installations than in 2013.


No, the rich are not all moving to the city now

Despite what you may have heard, rich people and the middle class are still holed up in the suburbs -- and that's bad for cities and the climate, too.


Scott Walker is suddenly sweet on biofuels

He opposed federal pro-ethanol rules for years. When addressing Iowa corn farmers, he's in favor of them.


Kids are smarter than senators on climate change, and this poll proves it

Ninety percent of eighth-graders know that human activity causes climate change. Less than 10 percent of Republican senators do.

Business & Technology

I watched Tim Cook introduce Apple Watch and now I’m depressed

Says Cook: "Apple Watch is the most personal device we have ever created. It's not just with you, it's on you." Gross.

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There’s a local flower movement blooming

Activist, author, and podcaster Debra Prinzing wants to make the slow flower movement a thing.

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How human composting will change death in the city

The financial and environmental costs of burial and cremation are high, but there could be a better way.


How the U.S. Embassy used Twitter to clear China’s air

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing tweeted data from an air-quality monitor, which triggered profound change in China’s environmental policy.