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Climate & Energy

California looks to boost clean energy with ambitious new climate bill

If Senate Bill 350 passes, California utilities would need to get half their electricity from renewables in 15 years.

Politics

Jon Stewart would be the perfect presidential debate host. Will it happen?

A Change.org petition is calling for the retired Daily Show host to moderate a debate. Dear God, make it so.

Johnny Neonic

Study finds a link between neonic pesticides and honeybee deaths

In the U.K., scientists find one variety of the widely used seed-coating pesticide can harm domestic honeybees -- more cause for a cautious approach.

Science

Scientists say we’re “super” good at killing stuff

Compared to other predators, humans are like ruthless hunting machines.

Hey, Burning Man: Your desert party sucks for the rest of us

The annual pilgrimage of tech executives and Dusty Unicorns to the Nevada desert is an environmental nightmare.

Lawns are dumb. Arresting people for poor lawn care is dumber

In parts of the U.S., you can go to jail for not mowing. It's time to give up the fixation on green grass.

Climate & Energy

Spending time in a controversial camp that’s blocking tar-sands pipelines

The Unist’ot’en Camp in Canada isn't just out to block tar-sands pipelines. Campers are also developing a resilient community.

The Survivor

This surfer is committed to saving sharks — even though he lost his leg to one of them

Mike Coots lost his leg in a shark attack. Then he joined the group Shark Attack Survivors for Shark Conservation, and started fighting to save SHARKS from US.

Climate & Energy

Hate to be a broken record, but we’re on track for the hottest year on record

And this July was the warmest July on record going back more than a century.