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Climate & Energy

Happy birthday, Papa Climate Change!

Celebrate the birthday of Svante Arrhenius, the guy who first figured out that all this fossil fuel burning might screw us over someday.

Ya burnt!

Baltimore youth get another big win in fight against incinerator

A Baltimore County committee voted to end its contract with the company planning to build a waste-to-energy facility.

Nein Rand

Rand Paul is no moderate on climate change

Don't believe the media hype. Paul is right in line with his party on this one.

Cities

Gentrification might be real, but it’s the least of Chicago’s worries

For Chicago's depressed black neighborhoods, yuppie invasions are more manageable than chronic problems of inequality and ineffective policy.

Climate & Energy

Understanding Obama’s suckiness on climate

The president has been pretty good about reducing demand for dirty energy, and pretty bad about increasing its supply. Why?

Messpresso

Are all K-Cup-style coffeemakers totally terrible?

A reader wonders whether single-serving coffee can be green. Umbra brews up an answer.

All the best science experiments involve dynamite

Equipped with plenty of dynamite and seismometers, these geologists are major badasses.

Cities

New Yorkers’ review of New York is actually a poignant portrait of a city

Whether you're Jay-Z or Taylor Swift, the way you experience New York can change entirely from block to block.

Climate & Energy

Mounties claim anti-oil activists are a threat to Canada

A classified report from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police warns that the "anti-Canada petroleum movement" contains "militants and violent extremists."

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