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Climate & Energy

Will fracking in the Gulf of Mexico lead to the next Deepwater Horizon?

Deepwater fracking is booming in the Gulf, but nobody has done the research to assess its impact -- and figure out what we need to know when something goes badly wrong.


“I Heart NY” mastermind launches catchy climate change logo

To help make climate change awareness stick (and slick), design legend Milton Glaser created a catchy logo.

Climate & Energy

Teaching kids about climate change? Read them a classic story

Skip the lectures and the horror stories, says one environmental science prof, and just help them fall in love with nature.

Climate & Energy

The global warming “pause,” explained by way of a cheeseburger

Turbo-charged trade winds have kept the hot side hot and the cool side cool, according to a new study. Sadly, it’s not gonna last.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

African-American Denali climbing team reaches new heights in this film

A documentary about the first all-black climbing group to attempt Denali is coming to a theater near you.

Almond Joy

America’s favorite nut is bad for water, good for cows

U.S. almond demand has grown by more than 220 percent since 2005.

Holy Smoke

Scientists may have found a way to green our electronics with cigarette butts

The discovery could kill two birds with one stone: energy storage and cigarette litter.

Trash Talk

Move over, landfills — food scraps give Massachusetts biogas

On Oct. 1, Massachusetts institutions producing more than a ton of leftovers a week must donate the scraps instead of dumping them.

Business & Technology

Hey, American CEOs: Who’ll be the first to lead on climate change?

Calling the CEOs of Walmart, Pepsi, Microsoft, and Google, GE, FedX, and Starbucks: Step up now, and you'll be paid back with interest.

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