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Couldn’t make SXSW Eco? Watch it here

The lineup of this year's SXSW Eco reads like the who's who of environmentalism -- join in on the fun!

Climate & Energy

Watch kids deliver congressional climate deniers’ greatest hits

In this video, actual kids read actual Rand Paul and Michelle Bachmann quotes.

Climate & Energy

The cruel, increasingly usual prison punishment no one is talking about

Climate change and urban heat islands are making life inside the big house even more intolerable for the guilty and innocent alike.

Food

Farm tech isn’t a war between good and evil — it’s a quest for whatever works

Forget the ideological showdowns. Poor farmers will thrive when they find the right mix of high and low technologies that serves their needs.

Living

Nature called to say she’s over you — and she sounds suspiciously like Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, and Edward Norton lend their voices to inanimate entities for some passive aggressive human-shaming.

Living

How many times can I use a towel before it gets gross?

A reader wants to dry off responsibly. Umbra brings out the fold standby.

A shroom of one's own

How to pick mushrooms without poisoning yourself

The beginner's guide to mushroom hunting -- because every fungi forager has to start somewhere.

The planetary redemption

Watch Morgan Freeman present an awesome vision of a green future

Attention, world leaders: When Morgan Freeman tells you to do something, you better do it.

Business & Technology

In the cities of the future, skyscrapers could be made out of wood

A Canadian architect thinks we should build skyscrapers out of wood to save the earth and climate a whole lotta hurt.